Boulting stars as butler in Tour de France festival promo video

Presenter dons jacket and tails for Dare2b Festival of Cycling film

Ned Boulting as a triumphant butler in the Dare2b Yorkshire Festival of Cycling promo video

Ever wondered what TV presenter Ned Boulting looks like dressed as a butler?


Well, wonder no more: the answer is given in a new video to celebrate the arrival of the Tour de France at the Harewood House Stately Home in Yorkshire.

Boulting is joined by Lizzie Armitstead, 2006 Tour winner Oscar Periero, and a number of other cycling personalities for the promo video for the Dare2B Yorkshire Festival of Cycling, which will be held between 4 and 6 July.

Watch the video here:

Ned boulting in the dare2b yorkshire festival of cycling promo video

Video: Ned Boulting in the Dare2B Yorkshire Festival of Cycling promo video

The cameo-packed video was filmed at the magnificent house in January. The race will pass through the grounds of the house early on stage 1.

After his Downton Abbey-style performance, Boulting said: “I’ve covered many Tours de France for TV but the Tour de France in Yorkshire really is going to be something special. For me, there was no better way to get in the mood than to dress up as a Butler at the grand Harewood House; serving champagne is a skill I didn’t know I had until now.”

The festival will celebrate all things cycling and Yorkshire. Events and activities include guided rides, a film festival, music, a shopping expo, stunt demonstrations and lots more. The racing action will also be shown on a giant screen.


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