Preview: Along for the Ride with David O’Doherty

Along for the Ride
Host David O’Doherty and comedian Mel Giedroyc venture into a land of castles and churches. Photo: Channel 4

Award-winning comedian, author and cycling enthusiast David O’Doherty is not travelling alone on these spectacular bike tours of the UK. David is joined by a celebrity guest each week – from experienced cyclists to complete novices – as they make their way across country. 

Along the way, David and his famous guests learn about each other, share a laugh and enjoy the countryside. A comedy interview show on two wheels that delivers lots of laughter, proper conversation and stunning scenery; we meditate on the physical and mental health benefits of cycling. 

This time, TV presenter Mel Giedroyc joins the two-wheeled quest along the mysterious Northumberland coast, with the aim of making it to the tidal Holy Island, Lindisfarne. David and Mel make portraits of each other from seaweed on the beach, discover that crossing rivers on bike is tougher than it looks, and are left speechless by the stunning coastal views peppered with castles and ancient ruins.

Along for the Ride with David O’Doherty – Monday at 10pm on Channel 4