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Novel video bases Giro song on Queen's 'Bicycle Race'; you have been warned...

Is there a competition going on for the most, ahem, unusual cycling music video? If so, here’s a strong entry from the East Belfast bandsmen with a salute to the Giro d’Italia, which starts in Belfast tomorrow.

Featuring a freely-adapted version of Queen’s ‘Bicycle Race’ (what else?) and groansome lyrical gems like “You say you loose/I say tight/You say pink/I say right” it’s so bad it’s good. Or, as one YouTube commenter put it “f*cking awful”. That’s YouTube for you.

Without further ado, then, judge for yourself. 

Is this the best cycling music video ever? Or the worst Or both at the same time? Tell us your favourites and most hated in the comments.

Our official grumpy Northerner, John has been riding bikes for over 30 years since discovering as an uncoordinated teen that a sport could be fun if it didn't require you to catch a ball or get in the way of a hulking prop forward.

Road touring was followed by mountain biking and a career racing in the mud that was as brief as it was unsuccessful.

Somewhere along the line came the discovery that he could string a few words together, followed by the even more remarkable discovery that people were mug enough to pay for this rather than expecting him to do an honest day's work. He's pretty certain he's worked for even more bike publications than Mat Brett.

The inevitable 30-something MAMIL transition saw him shift to skinny tyres and these days he lives in Cambridge where the lack of hills is more than made up for by the headwinds.

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miles_from_anywhere [36 posts] 2 years ago
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It is brilliant, hopefully it will lighten up all the planned marching and flag waving crap that both sides seem intent on blighting the Giro with.

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Blandman [15 posts] 2 years ago
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 41 Bravo !

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Roberj4 [218 posts] 2 years ago
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Brilliant!  24

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viveLaPants [94 posts] 2 years ago
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class  41 24

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NickK123 [93 posts] 2 years ago
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Chapeau!

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pepita1 [175 posts] 2 years ago
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Ha, ha, ha!

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rex69 [49 posts] 2 years ago
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great irish humour

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chadders [85 posts] 2 years ago
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Very good , nice to see a bit of humour added to the proceedings, there will obviously be a Republican response in the near future to look forward to!!

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 2 years ago
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Fantastic, but did they really need to add THAT song in to the video.....

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argotittilius [23 posts] 2 years ago
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bravo

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levermonkey [664 posts] 2 years ago
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Some things are just beyond comment! Well done!  24 24

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thereverent [406 posts] 2 years ago
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Just brilliant!  24

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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 41 24 was half expecting Mrs Brown to make an apperance  21

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chadders [85 posts] 2 years ago
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How many people watching the video know what THAT song in the middle is!!??

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Leviathan [1984 posts] 2 years ago
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chadders wrote:

How many people watching the video know what THAT song in the middle is!!??

Well not many; do you meant the pipey twiddly bit which was about 4 seconds long?

FYI his shorts were black not pink and his maglia is rosa.