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I'd like to see a group of bikers doing a different ride out somewhere in Britain each week, a bit like a cooking program bit with road numbers instead of recipes so that if we liked the route we could copy it.

They could call it Great Britain by motorbike.

It would be enjoyable for bikers and tourists/holidaymakers alike.

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Pitch it but unless you can get a cleb on the bike no one will buy it,least not at the moment
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I have to be honest I struggle with UK bike programs. I think it must the poor quality of production. Even the stuff set in the US but with UK presenters seems to be a bit shabby. I think it must be the fact that they just don't have the budget, remember "all the Gear no idea"....

I watched "Wright Accross America" about 6 months before I did that trip (I did west to east) without all the support crew. There was nothing in that program that helped me in the slightest.
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Old 27-12-2010, 05:13 PM
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Pitch it but unless you can get a cleb on the bike no one will buy it,least not at the moment
I don't think you meant a cleb but if you did..what about Jeremy Clarkson.

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The last time he rode anything with 2 wheels and an engine he wasn't best pleased......

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I don't think you meant a cleb but if you did..what about Jeremy Clarkson.

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That would be fun,as it happens i am working on a celb prog idea for next year so am contacting agents at the moment. I might for a laugh E mail his
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Well here's something to think about..

The over 18 population of the UK is about 50 million and the number of people insured to ride motorbikes is 1.3 million..so about 2.5% of the adult population of Britain ride motorbikes..

That's quite an audience for a few home grown shows about all things motorbike..

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not really. thats like saying that everyone who drives a car should watch top gear. my mrs rides a bike, but wouldnt cross the road to watch a telly programme about bikes, some folk ride bikes cos they are cheap transport, so that would knock a big hole in your 1.3 million, some would just not be interested, some wouldnt watch cos it didnt feature enough sportsbikes/chops/harleys/trail bikes/motocross/road racers/scooters/sidecars/old brits (delete as appropriate) etc etc etc . telly progs for bikers have been tried, and they always go belly up because the audience isnt there. top gear et al arent successful cos they are about cars. theyre watched cos they are personality driven (sic) formats, youve the loudmouth knowitall, the young gun and the old fart. its the current 'in' tv format.
ive loved bikes all my life, but aside from a bit of motogp i dont watch bike telly progs, cos they are almost to a man, utter shite, either right on and trying to be up to the minute and trendy, or theyre about as entertaining as watching someone read out road tests from the pages of 'which' magazine.
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I'd like to see a group of bikers doing a different ride out somewhere in Britain each week, a bit like a cooking program bit with road numbers instead of recipes so that if we liked the route we could copy it.

They could call it Great Britain by motorbike.

It would be enjoyable for bikers and tourists/holidaymakers alike.

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remember 'ridge riders'? part of the reason it didnt get recommissioned was beacuse of the complaints by locals of people riding the ridgeway and other off road tracks cos 'the guys off the telly did it' and causing bad feeling. the problem with setting a route for the great british public is that its only a matter of time before 'this weeks route' becomes 'this weeks timetrial'
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That's one of the reasons why, if I 'discover' a road, I keep it to myself.

The Peak District is now infested by meaningless 50 limits on bike roads.
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Well here's something to think about..

The over 18 population of the UK is about 50 million and the number of people insured to ride motorbikes is 1.3 million..so about 2.5% of the adult population of Britain ride motorbikes..

That's quite an audience for a few home grown shows about all things motorbike..

John
30% of motorcycles are actualy scooters so these would be mainly 16 year olds.

The fact I find interesting is that 4 million people have a full motorcycle licence (500K are women)... where are all these people!

The fragmented nature of the Motorcycle market in the UK makes it different to have a program that appeals to all


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I watched Wild Hogs last night..I found it a lighthearted way to pass some time.

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I watched Wild Hogs last night..I found it a lighthearted way to pass some time.

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aye i thought that film was a hoot. some folks ran it down but watched in the sense it was meant to be watched it was a good laugh.
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thats 1 1/2 hrs. you'll never get back....

i watch choppertown when i'm in that frame of mind

the diff. between the two is that I know people a lot like The Sinners & i kno's nobody like the wild hogs....
or the biker gang in it...well, ok, one or two 'wannabe' people like that.
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please fucking please not that fat cunt steve wossisface (B. summink)

if you do email JC pitch it that he & his muckers do a top gear looking at all aspects of custom bikes: billet barge, streetfighter to rat & a black leather Stig gets to thrash them all around the track.....no? oh ok. I think i understand.
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Old 30-12-2010, 12:30 PM
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thats 1 1/2 hrs. you'll never get back....

i watch choppertown when i'm in that frame of mind

the diff. between the two is that I know people a lot like The Sinners & i kno's nobody like the wild hogs....
or the biker gang in it...well, ok, one or two 'wannabe' people like that.
Of course you can't always get chorlton and the wheelies..

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Of course you can't always get chorlton and the wheelies..

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The series takes place in "Wheelie World", which is inhabited principally by the "wheelies", a race of anthropomorphic creatures who locomote by means of wheels. They have three wheels each: two large ones at the front, and a smaller centred one at the back. The wheels are replaceable, and suitable wheels grow on vegetation found in Wheelie World.

The wheelie society is in conflict with Fenella the Kettle Witch, who lives in Wheelie World but separately from the wheelies, in Spout Hall, an oversized kettle. She has magical capabilities, including a form of teleportation which is her main mode of transport, and enchanted assistants including a talking book (called 'Claptrap Von Spilldebeans') and O'Reilly the Telescope, which advise her on magic spells. Minions include spikers (sinister looking objects like conker shells with baleful eyes, which roll everywhere) and toadies (pointed toadstools with similar eyes, which travel by bobbing through the ground as though it were water and who speak with a Chinese accent). Fenella hates happiness, and uses her powers primarily to make the wheelies unhappy. She also has a very strong Welsh accent.

The wheelies have adopted into their society a "happiness dragon", Chorlton, who appears in Wheelie World at the very beginning of the series, hatching out of an egg. Chorlton is perpetually good-natured and perpetually clueless. For example, he fails to perceive Fenella as a villain, and affectionately refers to her as a "little old lady". Nevertheless, his presence negates the unhappiness magic, so the wheelies treat him as a hero. Despite being "Made in Chorlton-cum-Hardy" (Lancashire) he has a strong Yorkshire accent, although this is probably due to the voice talents of Joe Lynch more than any planning by Cosgrove Hall.

Plots are extremely simple, mainly revolve around Fenella's schemes to make the wheelies unhappy and Chorlton's accidental rectification of everything that goes wrong. Around these events, the characters' simple and exaggerated personalities are on show.

The idea of 'wheelies' came about after the difficulties of moving many different characters using stop-frame animation. Characters on wheels were easier to manipulate than those with limbs that needed fractionally moving many times for each second of filming.

The show was sold to numerous countries around the world. However it was never sold to Israel after a graphic artist mistakenly drew a Star of David instead of a Pentagram on the front of the talking spellbook, which spoke with a Germanic accent, causing accusations of antisemitism towards the show's creators.

The characters include, amongst others:

* Chorlton the Happiness Dragon - where he goes happiness follows.
* Fenella Fellorick the Kettle Witch - who does not like anyone to enjoy themselves.
* Zoomer - a wheelie, notable for his speed of locomotion.
* Jenny - a wheelie girl with blonde hair who fancies Chorlton.
* King Otto and Queen Doris - The monarchy of Wheelieworld.
* The Minister of wheel estate - the political wheelie, who bears a striking resemblance to Harold Wilson, who had recently been Prime Minister of the UK.
* Claptrap von Spilldebeans - A German spellbook who often speaks in rhyme and comes up with Fenella's schemes.
* O'Reilly the one eyed telescope - An Irish telescope that Fenella stole from the end of Dún Laoghaire East pier.
* Clifford - Fenella's giant son, who is so tall the only part of him that ever is in shot is his leg.
* Pablo Perdito - A world famous Latin American dancing duck.
* Floyd - The only toady to have pink spots rather than green (first called by name in the series two episode "Toady Trouble" - possible hidden reference to the band Pink Floyd).


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Chorlton and the wheelies was ace.

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Chorlton and the wheelies was ace.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0xZh2Uf5v0
Not as good as Thomas the Tank Engine.

But only the original stuff by rev Audrey himself, cos those stories were based on real events.

The ghost written stuff after his death is just teletubbies on rails.
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Not as good as Thomas the Tank Engine.

But only the original stuff by rev Audrey himself, cos those stories were based on real events.

The ghost written stuff after his death is just teletubbies on rails.
Quite. Rev Awdrey actually understood how railways operated....
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Quite. Rev Awdrey actually understood how railways operated....
I've actually been in the Rev Awdrey's rectory at either Emneth or Elm, can't remember exactly where, it still has all the original servants bells and the entire loft space has rooms with no doors and tressle tables running all around the outside of each room with hatches cut into each wall to allow the tracks to run through..Lovely building with a big arched front door.

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But chorlton and the wheelies is still better. And it gets us back on the subject..well trikes anyway which is closer than steam engines.
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No it isn't..

It means..

Attribution of human motivation, characteristics, or behavior to inanimate objects, animals, or natural phenomena.

Which is a string of long words of which you could only use "animals" in an everyday conversation, and in my experience even that can often be shortened to "sheep".

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But chorlton and the wheelies is still better. And it gets us back on the subject..well trikes anyway which is closer than steam engines.
Or my kids favourite

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