As part of our conversation series for our wonderful volunteers across our charity, we were absolutely thrilled to have a chance to meet Ned Boulting, and spend an afternoon chatting cycling, bikes and The Bike Project! 

Ned Boulting is a cycling broadcaster and author, so we had lots in common! A cycling enthusiast, he is the author of How I Won The Yellow Jumper, a detailed account of his experiences covering The Tour De France. 

But Ned didn't think he'd ever be the voice of cycling in the UK. In fact, growing up in Bedford, he was obsessed with football. So how did this career start, and take off?

"It's pure chance. I knew nothing about bike racing!"

But from knowing nothing before he attended his first ever Tour, he has covered over seventeen Tours so far. 

Ned's incredible achievements are numerous, but we particularly loved diving into his thoughts around the complexity of the Tour De France, and the many surprises he witnessed over his years covering this sport. 

But cycling and bikes are a personal passion for Ned, as well. In fact, he first connected with us three years ago when he donated a bike to us. And with life changing following recent restrictions, he is passionate to get more people cycling and is excited to see so many claim ownership of the road through cycling. 

So grab yourself your favourite beverage, and settle in for a wonderful interview. 

Written on: 03 Oct 2020 | Author: Muna Hussen

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