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Fear and Loathing in Harrogate

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Yorkshire’s Grand Départ is revisited in style on Sunday as Radio 4 broadcasts John Cooper Clarke and a supporting cast of poets and comedians who took to the stage in Harrogate in honour of the Tour de France’s memorable opening day.
1 columnist and former Clash road manager 8 guides his team of cycling virgins around the intricacies of professional bike racing throughout the day before hosting a sell-out gig at the Harrogate Theatre.
Simon Day appears as ‘acclaimed’ Yorkshire poet Geoffrey Allerton; Mike Garry is himself; Phill Jupitus rediscovers Porky the Poet; and John Cooper Clarke performs a heartfelt ‘Ode to Bicycles’ by Pablo Neruda.
Special guest 240, directeur sportif for Germaloid-Schleppers, also puts in an appearance to explain how his team’s Tour went wrong…
Fear and Loathing in Harrogate is on Radio 4 at 16:30 on Sunday, 11th January.

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