Video: East Belfast bandsmen in 'Pink Lycra' tribute to Giro d'Italia

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

by John Stevenson   May 8, 2014  

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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.

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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.

Cycle or Die

posted by miles_from_anywhere [21 posts]
8th May 2014 - 12:52

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Applause Bravo !


posted by Blandman [8 posts]
8th May 2014 - 13:04

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Brilliant! Rolling On The Floor

posted by Roberj4 [189 posts]
8th May 2014 - 13:05

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class Applause Rolling On The Floor

posted by viveLaPants [90 posts]
8th May 2014 - 13:21

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posted by NickK123 [70 posts]
8th May 2014 - 13:38

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Ha, ha, ha!

Pepita rides again!

posted by pepita1 [175 posts]
8th May 2014 - 14:04

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great irish humour

posted by rex69 [41 posts]
8th May 2014 - 14:07

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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!!

Chadders x

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posted by chadders [73 posts]
8th May 2014 - 15:05

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Fantastic, but did they really need to add THAT song in to the video.....

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posted by Gkam84 [8796 posts]
8th May 2014 - 16:20

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posted by argotittilius [22 posts]
8th May 2014 - 16:54

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Some things are just beyond comment! Well done! Rolling On The Floor Rolling On The Floor

posted by levermonkey [357 posts]
8th May 2014 - 21:38

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Just brilliant! Rolling On The Floor

posted by thereverent [298 posts]
9th May 2014 - 9:47

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Applause Rolling On The Floor was half expecting Mrs Brown to make an apperance Laughing

'Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you'

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posted by livestrongnick [1762 posts]
9th May 2014 - 10:00

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

Chadders x

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posted by chadders [73 posts]
9th May 2014 - 18:52

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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.

Leviathan of Riderstate

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posted by bikeboy76 [1239 posts]
9th May 2014 - 19:26

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