It was fascinating looking at that old photo of me at the old Raleigh factory. For some reason, because I was keen on cycling and I already rode a Raleigh, the company actually gave me two bikes. One was a “Chief’s Special” which they took out of an export order for Nigeria. It had roller rod brakes and twenty-eight inch wheels. I still have it but its in a shed in Northampton. The other bike was the racer you see in the photo which was designed for me by their top designer, he told me I had exactly the same body shape as the famous fifties champion Beryl Burton. I don’t have that one anymore.
In comedy news, after doing that Stewart Lee curated thing at the Royal festival Hall in the summer it started me thinking about doing some standup again. However I don’t fancy performing a whole set so I thought I might MC some nights and see how that goes. At the moment I’m in talks with the Soho Theatre about me putting together some comedy nights in the autumn and I’m going to MC a part of one of Robin Ince’s Christmas events at the Bloomsbury Theatre, so that should be interesting. I went up tp Edinburgh to look at new comedians but I only saw three and one of those was Stewart Lee.