Matt and Ned were out in their FINERY for the Tour Series finale in Ipswich!
Ned went for #understatedstyle with a subtle linen mix #traditional though linen is notoriously difficult in the heat #dangerous We think Matt narrowly swung this one in his favour with daring deployment of #stripes and #cardi #metrochic
Soon, however, Ned was back doing what he does best: #micwielding and #profile with just a hint of #greyingtemples and swoonsome #laughterlines. Golly! #golly
The end of the Tour Series is no laughing matter, of course. Several tears were shed in the INBFC office over the end of this particular era. Happily, Ned and Matt mirrored our mood with a touch of #seriousface. Until Pov started catching champagne corks, at least #ouch
Woking is mostly famous for being the place where Martians landed in War of the Worlds, the birthplace of the Jam, and for not being Wokingham (where most of the INBFC’s Distant Relations live). #WokingFacts However, tonight Woking was famous for being the venue for all sorts of UTTERLY EXCITING bicycle-related action!
Not only did Hannah Barnes show everyone how to be NAILS, but Ned’s sartorial choices demonstrated a welcome return to form with #openneckedshirt, #subtlechecks and the ever-popular #MiniMac (TM) #stylish #practical #slimming:
Ned’s looking sunkissed and relaxed, we reckon. All this relentless book-touring is obviously doing him good, as the waves of #NedLove from adoring fans rejuvenate his complexion. Not to be outdone, Matt was sporting a groovy new haircut:
He looks a little resigned in this photo, however. It’s hard not to in the face of Ned’s masterful wrap-up performance #HandInPocket #micwielding #seriousface
"My husband and the fabulous Mr Boulting!"
- a submission to the ever-popular #FanWithTheMan feature. Thank you very much! #gosh
Finally! The #dreamteam are back together. @RealStephens and Ned meet for a #knitwearoff on a suitably genteel park bench.
Ned even donned his #MiniMac (TM) and gave us a bit of #micwielding and #profile while interviewing the perennially lovely Deano #golly #twoforone
In #YetMoreNed, our hero interviewed Team Boyzone, sorry, Team UK Youth, in full #profile. No #NedsNose for Century TV! We love them.
Finally, @RealStephens gave Ned a run for his #MiniMacMoney in one of his many stylish @vulpinecc garments. The Ferris wheel glowed, the sea shimmered, and we went to bed happy #happy #gosh
Lovely delightful @RossiterBooks put us onto this #intel #coo If you’re Herefordshire way, you can go to this on 31st May! You lucky lot. Make sure you give Ned a #manhug from us.
On The Road Bike by Ned Boulting
Look what @mrendell posted! Look!! We mean listen! #excitable #easilyconfused #gosh
Paris-Roubaix Not The Real Peloton podcast
Not The Real Peloton Inconsequential Airport Stories podcast
@wegelius tweeted this little teaser of Ned in Corsica (thanks to @ondrive for the spot):
Very good! Not quite warm enough for #cutoffs, yet, sadly, but we’re liking the jacket-slung-around-the-hips look #louche
Tonight, we sat down in eager anticipation of some #NedAction on ITV4. Our hopes were raised by early sightings of Ned, doing #seriousface perched on a rock while giving his lucky old KNEE a cuddle #wow #cuddle #contrastcollar
We were disturbed by the tiny bat making its way up Ned’s collar, though. Could this explain his absence in the rest of the programme? #vampire