Saddled

Say hello to the members of The Easy Riders cycling club, who according to their newest member, Mark Nichols, are weird, dreadful, insecure people who should take the money they waste buying lycra and spend it on therapy.

Mark is a man whose hatred of sport and exercise is rivalled only by his distrust of those who participate in it. Mark’s wife, Dawn, used to feel that way too, but in the last year she took up cycling and got hooked. Fearing being left behind on the sofa watching box-sets, Mark decides to buy a bike and join her group hoping that having a shared activity will bring them and their marriage closer together.

Once he’s ingratiated himself with the group he realises that, like any club, there is a clear pecking order, and whilst Dawn is often out in front with the fitter cyclists like Handsome Jack and group leader Francis, Mark is at the back, bringing up the rear with the slower riders Sue and Brennan. Mark discovers that not only was he pretty much right about cyclists being insecure and easily angered, but that he’s fast becoming the worst of them all.

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Fire In The Hole2019041520201116 (RS)Say hello to the members of The Easy Riders cycling club, who according to their newest member, Mark Nichols, are weird, dreadful, insecure people who should take the money they waste buying lycra and spend it on therapy.

Mark is a man whose hatred of sport and exercise is rivalled only by his distrust of those who participate in it. Mark’s wife, Dawn, used to feel that way too, but in the last year she took up cycling and got hooked. Fearing being left behind on the sofa watching box-sets, Mark decides to buy a bike and join her group hoping that having a shared activity will bring them and their marriage closer together.

Once he’s ingratiated himself with the group he realises that, like any club, there is a clear pecking order, and whilst Dawn is often out in front with the fitter cyclists like Handsome Jack and group leader Francis, Mark is at the back, bringing up the rear with the slower riders Sue and Brennan. Mark discovers that not only was he pretty much right about cyclists being insecure and easily angered, but that he’s fast becoming the worst of them all.

In this episode Mark (Greg McHugh) decides to arrange a team bonding session as part of the training for the Sportive and invites everyone over for a barbecue. Mark also invites a sports therapist Linsey (Elaine Malcolmson) to help the team release their inner potential.

CREDITS
Mark: Greg McHugh
Dawn: Lucianne McEvoy
Brennan: Richard Gadd
Jack: Richard Rankin
Francis: Robin Laing
Sue: Sally Reid
Linsey: Elaine Malcolmson
Theo: Lucas Beattie

Written by: Steven Dick & Chris Grady
Script Editor: Niall Clark
Sound: Micheal McKinnon
Producer: Gus Beattie

Saddled is a Gusman Production for BBC Radio Scotland.

3/4. Mark arranges a cycling team bonding and training session by organising a barbecue.

Comedy about the offbeat members of a cycling group.

On Your Bike20190401

Say hello to the members of The Easy Riders cycling club, who according to their newest member, Mark Nichols, are weird, dreadful, insecure people who should take the money they waste buying lycra and spend it on therapy.

Mark is a man whose hatred of sport and exercise is rivalled only by his distrust of those who participate in it. Mark’s wife, Dawn, used to feel that way too, but in the last year she took up cycling and got hooked. Fearing being left behind on the sofa watching box-sets, Mark decides to buy a bike and join her group hoping that having a shared activity will bring them and their marriage closer together.

Once he’s ingratiated himself with the group he realises that, like any club, there is a clear pecking order, and whilst Dawn is often out in front with the fitter cyclists like Handsome Jack and group leader Francis, Mark is at the back, bringing up the rear with the slower riders Sue and Brennan. Mark discovers that not only was he pretty much right about cyclists being insecure and easily angered, but that he’s fast becoming the worst of them all.

In this opening episode Dawn (Lucianne McEvoy) laughs at husband Mark (Greg McHugh) when he suggests joining her cycle group, so he buys himself a bike and invites himself along anyway, “How hard can it be?” Mark soon finds out just how hard it can be as he puffs, pants and punctures himself alongside a group of cyclists who just don’t want him there.

CREDITS
Mark: Greg McHugh
Dawn: Lucianne McEvoy
Brennan: Richard Gadd
Jack: Richard Rankin
Francis: Robin Laing
Sue: Sally Reid

Written by: Steven Dick & Chris Grady
Script Editor: Niall Clark
Sound: Micheal McKinnon
Producer: Gus Beattie

Saddled is a Gusman Production for BBC Radio Scotland.

Dawn laughs at her husband Mark when he suggests joining her cycling club.

Comedy about the offbeat members of a cycling group.

On Your Bike2019040120201102 (RS)Say hello to the members of The Easy Riders cycling club, who according to their newest member, Mark Nichols, are weird, dreadful, insecure people who should take the money they waste buying lycra and spend it on therapy.

Mark is a man whose hatred of sport and exercise is rivalled only by his distrust of those who participate in it. Mark’s wife, Dawn, used to feel that way too, but in the last year she took up cycling and got hooked. Fearing being left behind on the sofa watching box-sets, Mark decides to buy a bike and join her group hoping that having a shared activity will bring them and their marriage closer together.

Once he’s ingratiated himself with the group he realises that, like any club, there is a clear pecking order, and whilst Dawn is often out in front with the fitter cyclists like Handsome Jack and group leader Francis, Mark is at the back, bringing up the rear with the slower riders Sue and Brennan. Mark discovers that not only was he pretty much right about cyclists being insecure and easily angered, but that he’s fast becoming the worst of them all.

In this opening episode Dawn (Lucianne McEvoy) laughs at husband Mark (Greg McHugh) when he suggests joining her cycle group, so he buys himself a bike and invites himself along anyway, “How hard can it be?” Mark soon finds out just how hard it can be as he puffs, pants and punctures himself alongside a group of cyclists who just don’t want him there.

CREDITS
Mark: Greg McHugh
Dawn: Lucianne McEvoy
Brennan: Richard Gadd
Jack: Richard Rankin
Francis: Robin Laing
Sue: Sally Reid

Written by: Steven Dick & Chris Grady
Script Editor: Niall Clark
Sound: Micheal McKinnon
Producer: Gus Beattie

Saddled is a Gusman Production for BBC Radio Scotland.

Dawn laughs at her husband Mark when he suggests joining her cycling club.

Comedy about the offbeat members of a cycling group.

Street Justice20201207The members of The Easy Riders cycling club gear up for more tales from the cycle lane in our 2nd series of Saddled.

The group dynamic is still underpinned by the rocky marriage of Mark & Dawn. Both are making a more concerted effort to be open with, and supportive of, each other. But old issues still rear their heads as they continue to see the world in very different ways, and the group learns that Mark and Dawn are able to cause even more chaos together than they ever did apart.

While Jack has left the group to attend a Buddhist retreat (to deal with his ‘Dawn issues’), new boy Robbie brings a puppy-ish enthusiasm, and intelligence, to the group. Francis still lacks the basic human qualities to be group leader, Brennan is as angry as ever, despite opening his “bike shop SLASH café”, and Sue’s moods continue to be snack-dependent.

In this episode Brennan (Richard Gadd) declares war on motorists who don’t give cyclist enough room on the road, and a viral clip of a confrontation leads to national interest from a radio talk show host.

CREDITS
Mark: Greg McHugh
Dawn: Lucianne McEvoy
Brennan: Richard Gadd
Robbie: Gerry Mclaughlin
Francis: Robin Laing
Sue: Sally Reid
Vivienne: Anita Vettesse
Driver: Tom Urie
Theo: Lucas Beattie

Written by: Steven Dick & Chris Grady
Script Editor: Niall Clark
Sound: Micheal McKinnon
Producer: Gus Beattie

Saddled is a Gusman Production for BBC Radio Scotland.

It's an uncivil war for the Easy Riders, as Brennan's latest motorist battle goes viral.

Comedy about the offbeat members of a cycling group.

The Big French Ride20190422
The Big French Ride20190422

Say hello to the members of The Easy Riders cycling club, who according to their newest member, Mark Nichols, are weird, dreadful, insecure people who should take the money they waste buying lycra and spend it on therapy.

Mark is a man whose hatred of sport and exercise is rivalled only by his distrust of those who participate in it. Mark’s wife, Dawn, used to feel that way too, but in the last year she took up cycling and got hooked. Fearing being left behind on the sofa watching box-sets, Mark decides to buy a bike and join her group hoping that having a shared activity will bring them and their marriage closer together.

Once he’s ingratiated himself with the group he realises that, like any club, there is a clear pecking order, and whilst Dawn is often out in front with the fitter cyclists like Handsome Jack and group leader Francis, Mark is at the back, bringing up the rear with the slower riders Sue and Brennan. Mark discovers that not only was he pretty much right about cyclists being insecure and easily angered, but that he’s fast becoming the worst of them all.

In this episode The Easy Riders take part in a charity cycle in France to help refugees, but the team’s competitive streak and own personal shortcomings bubble to the surface.

CREDITS
Mark: Greg McHugh
Dawn: Lucianne McEvoy
Brennan: Richard Gadd
Jack: Richard Rankin
Francis: Robin Laing
Sue: Sally Reid
Other voices: Tom Urie

Written by: Steven Dick & Chris Grady
Script Editor: Niall Clark
Sound: Micheal McKinnon
Producer:: Gus Beattie

Saddled is a Gusman Production for BBC Radio Scotland.

4/4. Mark, Dawn and The Easy Riders take part in a charity cycle to Paris to help refugees

Comedy about the offbeat members of a cycling group.

The Big French Ride2019042220201123 (RS)Say hello to the members of The Easy Riders cycling club, who according to their newest member, Mark Nichols, are weird, dreadful, insecure people who should take the money they waste buying lycra and spend it on therapy.

Mark is a man whose hatred of sport and exercise is rivalled only by his distrust of those who participate in it. Mark’s wife, Dawn, used to feel that way too, but in the last year she took up cycling and got hooked. Fearing being left behind on the sofa watching box-sets, Mark decides to buy a bike and join her group hoping that having a shared activity will bring them and their marriage closer together.

Once he’s ingratiated himself with the group he realises that, like any club, there is a clear pecking order, and whilst Dawn is often out in front with the fitter cyclists like Handsome Jack and group leader Francis, Mark is at the back, bringing up the rear with the slower riders Sue and Brennan. Mark discovers that not only was he pretty much right about cyclists being insecure and easily angered, but that he’s fast becoming the worst of them all.

In this episode The Easy Riders take part in a charity cycle in France to help refugees, but the team’s competitive streak and own personal shortcomings bubble to the surface.

CREDITS
Mark: Greg McHugh
Dawn: Lucianne McEvoy
Brennan: Richard Gadd
Jack: Richard Rankin
Francis: Robin Laing
Sue: Sally Reid
Other voices: Tom Urie

Written by: Steven Dick & Chris Grady
Script Editor: Niall Clark
Sound: Micheal McKinnon
Producer:: Gus Beattie

Saddled is a Gusman Production for BBC Radio Scotland.

4/4. Mark, Dawn and The Easy Riders take part in a charity cycle to Paris to help refugees

Comedy about the offbeat members of a cycling group.

The Big Split20190408

Say hello to the members of The Easy Riders cycling club, who according to their newest member, Mark Nichols, are weird, dreadful, insecure people who should take the money they waste buying lycra and spend it on therapy.

Mark is a man whose hatred of sport and exercise is rivalled only by his distrust of those who participate in it. Mark’s wife, Dawn, used to feel that way too, but in the last year she took up cycling and got hooked. Fearing being left behind on the sofa watching box-sets, Mark decides to buy a bike and join her group hoping that having a shared activity will bring them and their marriage closer together.

Once he’s ingratiated himself with the group he realises that, like any club, there is a clear pecking order, and whilst Dawn is often out in front with the fitter cyclists like Handsome Jack and group leader Francis, Mark is at the back, bringing up the rear with the slower riders Sue and Brennan. Mark discovers that not only was he pretty much right about cyclists being insecure and easily angered, but that he’s fast becoming the worst of them all.

In this episode Mark (Greg McHugh) isn’t happy that he’s been split up from Dawn (Lucianne McEvoy) and has been put into the slow group with Sue (Sally Reid) and Brennan (Richard Gadd), so hatches a plan so he can spend more time with his wife.

CREDITS
Mark: Greg McHugh
Dawn: Lucianne McEvoy
Brennan: Richard Gadd
Jack: Richard Rankin
Francis: Robin Laing
Sue: Sally Reid
Other voices: Tom Urie

Written by: Steven Dick & Chris Grady
Script Editor: Niall Clark
Sound: Micheal McKinnon
Producer: Gus Beattie

Saddled is a Gusman Production for BBC Radio Scotland.

2/4. Mark isn\u2019t happy that he\u2019s been put into the slow cycling group away from wife Dawn.

Comedy about the offbeat members of a cycling group.

The Big Split20190408Say hello to the members of The Easy Riders cycling club, who according to their newest member, Mark Nichols, are weird, dreadful, insecure people who should take the money they waste buying lycra and spend it on therapy.

Mark is a man whose hatred of sport and exercise is rivalled only by his distrust of those who participate in it. Mark’s wife, Dawn, used to feel that way too, but in the last year she took up cycling and got hooked. Fearing being left behind on the sofa watching box-sets, Mark decides to buy a bike and join her group hoping that having a shared activity will bring them and their marriage closer together.

Once he’s ingratiated himself with the group he realises that, like any club, there is a clear pecking order, and whilst Dawn is often out in front with the fitter cyclists like Handsome Jack and group leader Francis, Mark is at the back, bringing up the rear with the slower riders Sue and Brennan. Mark discovers that not only was he pretty much right about cyclists being insecure and easily angered, but that he’s fast becoming the worst of them all.

In this episode Mark (Greg McHugh) isn’t happy that he’s been split up from Dawn (Lucianne McEvoy) and has been put into the slow group with Sue (Sally Reid) and Brennan (Richard Gadd), so hatches a plan so he can spend more time with his wife.

CREDITS
Mark: Greg McHugh
Dawn: Lucianne McEvoy
Brennan: Richard Gadd
Jack: Richard Rankin
Francis: Robin Laing
Sue: Sally Reid
Other voices: Tom Urie

Written by: Steven Dick & Chris Grady
Script Editor: Niall Clark
Sound: Micheal McKinnon
Producer: Gus Beattie

Saddled is a Gusman Production for BBC Radio Scotland.

2/4. Mark isn't happy that he's been put into the slow cycling group away from wife Dawn.

Comedy about the offbeat members of a cycling group.

The Big Split2019040820201109 (RS)Say hello to the members of The Easy Riders cycling club, who according to their newest member, Mark Nichols, are weird, dreadful, insecure people who should take the money they waste buying lycra and spend it on therapy.

Mark is a man whose hatred of sport and exercise is rivalled only by his distrust of those who participate in it. Mark’s wife, Dawn, used to feel that way too, but in the last year she took up cycling and got hooked. Fearing being left behind on the sofa watching box-sets, Mark decides to buy a bike and join her group hoping that having a shared activity will bring them and their marriage closer together.

Once he’s ingratiated himself with the group he realises that, like any club, there is a clear pecking order, and whilst Dawn is often out in front with the fitter cyclists like Handsome Jack and group leader Francis, Mark is at the back, bringing up the rear with the slower riders Sue and Brennan. Mark discovers that not only was he pretty much right about cyclists being insecure and easily angered, but that he’s fast becoming the worst of them all.

In this episode Mark (Greg McHugh) isn’t happy that he’s been split up from Dawn (Lucianne McEvoy) and has been put into the slow group with Sue (Sally Reid) and Brennan (Richard Gadd), so hatches a plan so he can spend more time with his wife.

CREDITS
Mark: Greg McHugh
Dawn: Lucianne McEvoy
Brennan: Richard Gadd
Jack: Richard Rankin
Francis: Robin Laing
Sue: Sally Reid
Other voices: Tom Urie

Written by: Steven Dick & Chris Grady
Script Editor: Niall Clark
Sound: Micheal McKinnon
Producer: Gus Beattie

Saddled is a Gusman Production for BBC Radio Scotland.

2/4. Mark isn\u2019t happy that he\u2019s been put into the slow cycling group away from wife Dawn.

Comedy about the offbeat members of a cycling group.

The Big Split2019040820200420 (RS)Say hello to the members of The Easy Riders cycling club, who according to their newest member, Mark Nichols, are weird, dreadful, insecure people who should take the money they waste buying lycra and spend it on therapy.

Mark is a man whose hatred of sport and exercise is rivalled only by his distrust of those who participate in it. Mark’s wife, Dawn, used to feel that way too, but in the last year she took up cycling and got hooked. Fearing being left behind on the sofa watching box-sets, Mark decides to buy a bike and join her group hoping that having a shared activity will bring them and their marriage closer together.

Once he’s ingratiated himself with the group he realises that, like any club, there is a clear pecking order, and whilst Dawn is often out in front with the fitter cyclists like Handsome Jack and group leader Francis, Mark is at the back, bringing up the rear with the slower riders Sue and Brennan. Mark discovers that not only was he pretty much right about cyclists being insecure and easily angered, but that he’s fast becoming the worst of them all.

In this episode Mark (Greg McHugh) isn’t happy that he’s been split up from Dawn (Lucianne McEvoy) and has been put into the slow group with Sue (Sally Reid) and Brennan (Richard Gadd), so hatches a plan so he can spend more time with his wife.

CREDITS
Mark: Greg McHugh
Dawn: Lucianne McEvoy
Brennan: Richard Gadd
Jack: Richard Rankin
Francis: Robin Laing
Sue: Sally Reid
Other voices: Tom Urie

Written by: Steven Dick & Chris Grady
Script Editor: Niall Clark
Sound: Micheal McKinnon
Producer: Gus Beattie

Saddled is a Gusman Production for BBC Radio Scotland.

2/4. Mark isn\u2019t happy that he\u2019s been put into the slow cycling group away from wife Dawn.

Comedy about the offbeat members of a cycling group.

The Nutcracker20201130Say hello to the members of the Easy Riders cycling club, who according to their newest member, Mark Nichols, are weird, dreadful, insecure people who should take the money they waste buying lycra and spend it on therapy.

CREDITS
Mark: Greg McHugh
Dawn: Lucianne McEvoy
Brennan: Richard Gadd
Francis: Robin Laing
Sue: Sally Reid
Robbie: Gerry McLaughlin
Doctor: Anita Vettesse.

Written by: Steven Dick & Chris Grady
Script Editor: Niall Clark
Sound: Micheal McKinnon
Producer: Gus Beattie
Saddled is a Gusman Production for BBC Radio Scotland.

Francis helps Mark cover his tracks while Dawn's out for revenge against new boy Robbie.

Comedy about the offbeat members of a cycling group.

The members of The Easy Riders cycling club gear up for more tales from the cycle lane in our 2nd series of Saddled.

The group dynamic is still underpinned by the rocky marriage of Mark & Dawn. Both are making a more concerted effort to be open with, and supportive of, each other. But old issues still rear their heads as they continue to see the world in very different ways, and the group learns that Mark and Dawn are able to cause even more chaos together than they ever did apart.

While Jack has left the group to attend a Buddhist retreat (to deal with his ‘Dawn issues’), new boy Robbie brings a puppy-ish enthusiasm, and intelligence, to the group. Francis still lacks the basic human qualities to be group leader, Brennan is as angry as ever, despite opening his “bike shop SLASH café”, and Sue’s moods continue to be snack-dependent.

In this opening episode of series 2: Brennan showcases his new “bike shop SLASH café” to the group; Dawn causes some concern for her new boss Robbie; and Francis helps Mark cover his tracks with a particularly delicate matter.

The Pancake Day Separation20201221

The members of The Easy Riders cycling club gear up for more tales from the cycle lane in our 2nd series of Saddled.

The group dynamic is still underpinned by the rocky marriage of Mark & Dawn. Both are making a more concerted effort to be open with, and supportive of, each other. But old issues still rear their heads as they continue to see the world in very different ways, and the group learns that Mark and Dawn are able to cause even more chaos together than they ever did apart.

While Jack has left the group to attend a Buddhist retreat (to deal with his ‘Dawn issues’), new boy Robbie brings a puppy-ish enthusiasm, and intelligence, to the group. Francis still lacks the basic human qualities to be group leader, Brennan is as angry as ever, despite opening his “bike shop SLASH café”, and Sue’s moods continue to be snack-dependent.

In this episode Mark attempts to find Sue (Sally Reid) a new job after she’s fired from her Supermarket security job, but Dawn gets increasingly uncomfortable with them getting closer.

CREDITS
Mark: Greg McHugh
Dawn: Lucianne McEvoy
Brennan: Richard Gadd
Robbie: Gerry Mclaughlin
Francis: Robin Laing
Sue: Sally Reid
Lindsey: Elaine Malcolmson
Theo: Lucas Beattie

Written by: Steven Dick & Chris Grady
Script Editor: Niall Clark
Sound: Micheal McKinnon
Producer: Gus Beattie
Saddled is a Gusman Production for BBC Radio Scotland.

Mark\u2019s attempts to help Sue find a new job are viewed suspiciously by Dawn.

Comedy about the offbeat members of a cycling group.

The Pancake Day Separation20201221The members of The Easy Riders cycling club gear up for more tales from the cycle lane in our 2nd series of Saddled.

The group dynamic is still underpinned by the rocky marriage of Mark & Dawn. Both are making a more concerted effort to be open with, and supportive of, each other. But old issues still rear their heads as they continue to see the world in very different ways, and the group learns that Mark and Dawn are able to cause even more chaos together than they ever did apart.

While Jack has left the group to attend a Buddhist retreat (to deal with his ‘Dawn issues’), new boy Robbie brings a puppy-ish enthusiasm, and intelligence, to the group. Francis still lacks the basic human qualities to be group leader, Brennan is as angry as ever, despite opening his “bike shop SLASH café”, and Sue’s moods continue to be snack-dependent.

In this episode Mark attempts to find Sue (Sally Reid) a new job after she’s fired from her Supermarket security job, but Dawn gets increasingly uncomfortable with them getting closer.

CREDITS
Mark: Greg McHugh
Dawn: Lucianne McEvoy
Brennan: Richard Gadd
Robbie: Gerry Mclaughlin
Francis: Robin Laing
Sue: Sally Reid
Lindsey: Elaine Malcolmson
Theo: Lucas Beattie

Written by: Steven Dick & Chris Grady
Script Editor: Niall Clark
Sound: Micheal McKinnon
Producer: Gus Beattie
Saddled is a Gusman Production for BBC Radio Scotland.

Mark's attempts to help Sue find a new job are viewed suspiciously by Dawn.

Comedy about the offbeat members of a cycling group.

There's No U In Team20201214The members of The Easy Riders cycling club gear up for more tales from the cycle lane in our 2nd series of Saddled.

The group dynamic is still underpinned by the rocky marriage of Mark & Dawn. Both are making a more concerted effort to be open with, and supportive of, each other. But old issues still rear their heads as they continue to see the world in very different ways, and the group learns that Mark and Dawn are able to cause even more chaos together than they ever did apart.

While Jack has left the group to attend a Buddhist retreat (to deal with his ‘Dawn issues’), new boy Robbie brings a puppy-ish enthusiasm, and intelligence, to the group. Francis still lacks the basic human qualities to be group leader, Brennan is as angry as ever, despite opening his “bike shop SLASH café”, and Sue’s moods continue to be snack-dependent.

In this episode Francis (Robin Laing) decides to take The Easy Riders team bonding session onto national television.

CREDITS
Mark: Greg McHugh
Dawn: Lucianne McEvoy
Brennan: Richard Gadd
Robbie: Gerry Mclaughlin
Francis: Robin Laing
Sue: Sally Reid
Jeremy Vine: Lewis Macleod
Theo: Lucas Beattie

Written by: Steven Dick & Chris Grady
Script Editor: Niall Clark
Sound: Micheal McKinnon
Producer: Gus Beattie
Saddled is a Gusman Production for BBC Radio Scotland.

Francis recruits the Easy Riders to mend his broken heart on national TV.

Comedy about the offbeat members of a cycling group.

01On Your Bike20190401Say hello to the members of The Easy Riders cycling club, who according to their newest member, Mark Nichols, are weird, dreadful, insecure people who should take the money they waste buying lycra and spend it on therapy.

Mark is a man whose hatred of sport and exercise is rivalled only by his distrust of those who participate in it. Mark’s wife, Dawn, used to feel that way too, but in the last year she took up cycling and got hooked. Fearing being left behind on the sofa watching box-sets, Mark decides to buy a bike and join her group hoping that having a shared activity will bring them and their marriage closer together.

Once he’s ingratiated himself with the group he realises that, like any club, there is a clear pecking order, and whilst Dawn is often out in front with the fitter cyclists like Handsome Jack and group leader Francis, Mark is at the back, bringing up the rear with the slower riders Sue and Brennan. Mark discovers that not only was he pretty much right about cyclists being insecure and easily angered, but that he’s fast becoming the worst of them all.

In this opening episode Dawn (Lucianne McEvoy) laughs at husband Mark (Greg McHugh) when he suggests joining her cycle group, so he buys himself a bike and invites himself along anyway, “How hard can it be?” Mark soon finds out just how hard it can be as he puffs, pants and punctures himself alongside a group of cyclists who just don’t want him there.

CREDITS
Mark: Greg McHugh
Dawn: Lucianne McEvoy
Brennan: Richard Gadd
Jack: Richard Rankin
Francis: Robin Laing
Sue: Sally Reid

Written by: Steven Dick & Chris Grady
Script Editor: Niall Clark
Sound: Micheal McKinnon
Producer: Gus Beattie

Saddled is a Gusman Production for BBC Radio Scotland.

Dawn laughs at her husband Mark when he suggests joining her cycling club.

Comedy about the offbeat members of a cycling group.

In this opening episode Dawn (Lucianne McEvoy) laughs at husband Mark (Greg McHugh) when he suggests joining her cycle group, so he buys himself a bike and invites himself along anyway, “How hard can it be?” Mark soon finds out just how hard it can be as he puffs, pants and punctures himself alongside a group of cyclists who just don’t want him there.

CREDITS
Mark: Greg McHugh
Dawn: Lucianne McEvoy
Brennan: Richard Gadd
Jack: Richard Rankin
Francis: Robin Laing
Sue: Sally Reid

Written by: Steven Dick & Chris Grady
Script Editor: Niall Clark
Sound: Micheal McKinnon
Producer: Gus Beattie

Saddled is a Gusman Production for BBC Radio Scotland.

02The Big Split20190408In this episode Mark (Greg McHugh) isn’t happy that he’s been split up from Dawn (Lucianne McEvoy) and has been put into the slow group with Sue (Sally Reid) and Brennan (Richard Gadd), so hatches a plan so he can spend more time with his wife.

CREDITS
Mark: Greg McHugh
Dawn: Lucianne McEvoy
Brennan: Richard Gadd
Jack: Richard Rankin
Francis: Robin Laing
Sue: Sally Reid
Other voices: Tom Urie

Written by: Steven Dick & Chris Grady
Script Editor: Niall Clark
Sound: Micheal McKinnon
Producer: Gus Beattie

Saddled is a Gusman Production for BBC Radio Scotland.

2/4. Mark isn't happy that he's been put into the slow cycling group away from wife Dawn.

Comedy about the offbeat members of a cycling group.

03Fire In The Hole20190415In this episode Mark (Greg McHugh) decides to arrange a team bonding session as part of the training for the Sportive and invites everyone over for a barbecue. Mark also invites a sports therapist Linsey (Elaine Malcolmson) to help the team release their inner potential.

CREDITS
Mark: Greg McHugh
Dawn: Lucianne McEvoy
Brennan: Richard Gadd
Jack: Richard Rankin
Francis: Robin Laing
Sue: Sally Reid
Linsey: Elaine Malcolmson
Theo: Lucas Beattie

Written by: Steven Dick & Chris Grady
Script Editor: Niall Clark
Sound: Micheal McKinnon
Producer: Gus Beattie

Saddled is a Gusman Production for BBC Radio Scotland.

3/4. Mark arranges a cycling team bonding and training session by organising a barbecue.

Comedy about the offbeat members of a cycling group.

Say hello to the members of The Easy Riders cycling club, who according to their newest member, Mark Nichols, are weird, dreadful, insecure people who should take the money they waste buying lycra and spend it on therapy.

Mark is a man whose hatred of sport and exercise is rivalled only by his distrust of those who participate in it. Mark’s wife, Dawn, used to feel that way too, but in the last year she took up cycling and got hooked. Fearing being left behind on the sofa watching box-sets, Mark decides to buy a bike and join her group hoping that having a shared activity will bring them and their marriage closer together.

Once he’s ingratiated himself with the group he realises that, like any club, there is a clear pecking order, and whilst Dawn is often out in front with the fitter cyclists like Handsome Jack and group leader Francis, Mark is at the back, bringing up the rear with the slower riders Sue and Brennan. Mark discovers that not only was he pretty much right about cyclists being insecure and easily angered, but that he’s fast becoming the worst of them all.

In this episode Mark (Greg McHugh) decides to arrange a team bonding session as part of the training for the Sportive and invites everyone over for a barbecue. Mark also invites a sports therapist Linsey (Elaine Malcolmson) to help the team release their inner potential.

CREDITS
Mark: Greg McHugh
Dawn: Lucianne McEvoy
Brennan: Richard Gadd
Jack: Richard Rankin
Francis: Robin Laing
Sue: Sally Reid
Linsey: Elaine Malcolmson
Theo: Lucas Beattie

Written by: Steven Dick & Chris Grady
Script Editor: Niall Clark
Sound: Micheal McKinnon
Producer: Gus Beattie

Saddled is a Gusman Production for BBC Radio Scotland.

3/4. Mark arranges a cycling team bonding and training session by organising a barbecue.

Comedy about the offbeat members of a cycling group.

04The Big French Ride20190422In this episode The Easy Riders take part in a charity cycle in France to help refugees, but the team’s competitive streak and own personal shortcomings bubble to the surface.

CREDITS
Mark: Greg McHugh
Dawn: Lucianne McEvoy
Brennan: Richard Gadd
Jack: Richard Rankin
Francis: Robin Laing
Sue: Sally Reid
Other voices: Tom Urie

Written by: Steven Dick & Chris Grady
Script Editor: Niall Clark
Sound: Micheal McKinnon
Producer:: Gus Beattie

Saddled is a Gusman Production for BBC Radio Scotland.

4/4. Mark, Dawn and The Easy Riders take part in a charity cycle to Paris to help refugees

Comedy about the offbeat members of a cycling group.

Say hello to the members of The Easy Riders cycling club, who according to their newest member, Mark Nichols, are weird, dreadful, insecure people who should take the money they waste buying lycra and spend it on therapy.

Mark is a man whose hatred of sport and exercise is rivalled only by his distrust of those who participate in it. Mark’s wife, Dawn, used to feel that way too, but in the last year she took up cycling and got hooked. Fearing being left behind on the sofa watching box-sets, Mark decides to buy a bike and join her group hoping that having a shared activity will bring them and their marriage closer together.

Once he’s ingratiated himself with the group he realises that, like any club, there is a clear pecking order, and whilst Dawn is often out in front with the fitter cyclists like Handsome Jack and group leader Francis, Mark is at the back, bringing up the rear with the slower riders Sue and Brennan. Mark discovers that not only was he pretty much right about cyclists being insecure and easily angered, but that he’s fast becoming the worst of them all.

In this episode The Easy Riders take part in a charity cycle in France to help refugees, but the team’s competitive streak and own personal shortcomings bubble to the surface.

CREDITS
Mark: Greg McHugh
Dawn: Lucianne McEvoy
Brennan: Richard Gadd
Jack: Richard Rankin
Francis: Robin Laing
Sue: Sally Reid
Other voices: Tom Urie

Written by: Steven Dick & Chris Grady
Script Editor: Niall Clark
Sound: Micheal McKinnon
Producer:: Gus Beattie

Saddled is a Gusman Production for BBC Radio Scotland.

4/4. Mark, Dawn and The Easy Riders take part in a charity cycle to Paris to help refugees

Comedy about the offbeat members of a cycling group.