Saddled. Image shows from L to R: Sue (Sally Reid), Francis (Robin Laing), Dawn (Lucianne McEvoy), Mark (Greg McHugh), Jack (Richard Rankin), Brennan (Richard Gadd).

Saddled

BBC Radio Scotland sitcom about a cycling group. 4 episodes (1 series) in 2019. Stars Greg McHugh, Lucianne McEvoy, Richard Gadd, Richard Rankin and others.

Saddled. Image shows from L to R: Mark (Greg McHugh), Sue (Sally Reid), Francis (Robin Laing), Jack (Richard Rankin), Dawn (Lucianne McEvoy), Brennan (Richard Gadd).

Saddled

Comedy about the members of the Easy Riders Cycling Club

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2019
Channel
BBC Radio Scotland
Episodes
4   (1 series)
Starring
Greg McHugh, Lucianne McEvoy, Richard Gadd, Richard Rankin, Robin Laing and Sally Reid
Writers
Steven Dick and Chris Grady
Producer
Gus Beattie

Saddled meets the members of the Easy Riders Cycling Club.

According to their newest member, Mark Nichols, the club is full of weird, dreadful, insecure people who should take the money they waste on buying lycra cycling gear and spend it on therapy. And he should know, his wife, Dawn is a member.

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 this group of cyclists being insecure and easily angered, but that he's fast becoming the worst of them all.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 1st April 2019 on BBC Radio Scotland at 1:30pm
Last new broadcast
Monday 22nd April 2019 on BBC Radio Scotland at 1:30pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes