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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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.

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 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'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.

01On Your Bike20190401

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 Split20190408

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.

03Fire In The Hole20190415

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.

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 Ride20190422

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.

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.