Brian Blessed in Flash Gordon.JPG No-one would accuse actor Brian Blessed of being softly, softly spoken (besides which, if we’re referencing TV cop shows of yesteryear, it was Z Cars he was in). But imagine that booming voice echoing in a disused railway tunnel on a popular cycling route?
Well, imagine no more. Here he is in a tunnel on the Monsal Trail in the Peak District National Park teaching BBC Radio Derbyshire’s Tom Ingall how to project his voice.
The phrase? Well, it could only be “Gordon’s alive!” from the cult 1980 movie Flash Gordon … Brian Blessed
Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he’s been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn’t get to ride his Colnago as often as he’d like, and freely admits he’s much more adept at cooking […]