Roger the Hilldoger opened the Tour the France

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Seamus, 10 Jul 2007.

  1. Seamus

    Seamus New Member

  2. Tim Bennet.

    Tim Bennet. Entirely Average Member

    S of Kendal
    He was the opening 'talent'.

    Apparently he had his 'act' all rehearsed and beautifully crafted to exactly fill his allocated 30 minute slot, only to have the TV producer tell him as he went on stage to cut it by nearly half as they were going earlier than expected to a live TV hook up. I thought he coped quite well.
  3. Wobbly John

    Wobbly John Veteran

    Indeed he did open the show in Trafalgar Square, and yes I had 5 seconds of fame on stage on the Wobblebike :rolleyes:

    All the teams tour bikes were backstage while we were waiting, but the riders were not around when we went on. I was waiting near the Quickstep team bikes and was able to fondle Tom Boonen's bike :blush:

    If anybody took photos of me at le Tour, I'd love to see them!
  4. i fondled Boonen's bike at the ToB last year!
  5. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    All this fondling, no wonder he can't get the bikes up to speed in the sprint finishes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  6. Hilldodger

    Hilldodger Über Member

    sunny Leicester
    Wow, just about recovered from the whole weekend!

    Cyclemagic has had loads of offers of work all over the UK and even in France!

    The opening ceremony was a little bit stressful to say the least - mainly because my rehearsed bit was cut in half while I was on stage and I just had to make it up as I went along! I did get a hand written card from the Executive Producer saying I did a brilliant job and that she would like to work with me (and Cyclemagic) again. :tongue:
  7. Hilldodger

    Hilldodger Über Member

    sunny Leicester
    Media tart!:tongue:
  8. Roger... great work sir... i gave a hearty cheer when you walked on the stage.

    loved the stand in the village.

    John, great work too... i watched you as i sat drinking coffee after the prologue, you were bemusng people in the park on the bike.

    great show chaps.

  9. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Did yer get to meet Katie Derham, eh, y'know, nudge nudge, wink wink? Did yer? Would yer, y'know, nudge nudge, wink wink? :?: :tongue:

    Well done on a job, er, well done. :biggrin:
  10. Hilldodger

    Hilldodger Über Member

    sunny Leicester
    Yes, I did meet her. And, given half a chance;)
  11. she'd have run away? :tongue:

  12. Hilldodger

    Hilldodger Über Member

    sunny Leicester
    You trying to say that I'm less then handsome?:biggrin: Hmm?
  13. she seemed to favour the swarthy spanish and italian cyclists.

  14. HJ

    HJ Cycling in Scotland

    Auld Reekie
    I remember see that guy at on the High St in Edinburgh during the festival one year, he was betting people that couldn't ride 10m without falling off or putting a foot down.
  15. Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond

    Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond New Member

    I've seen Katie Derham in the flesh. She makes Victoria Beckham look rotund.
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