Ross Noble is to feature in a three part series for UKTV which sees the comedian take part in the Scottish Six Days Trial.
“This is one of the most technically difficult motorcycle challenges in the world – you have to ride for eight hours a day for six days on a bike with no seat. But as I do stand-up as a job I’m hoping that will help!” – Ross Noble
Ross will star in Ross Noble: All Torque, a three episode series which sees the funnyman take on the oldest and most difficult motorsport trials in the world.
Ross Noble: All Torque sees bike lover Noble return to Dave following his acclaimed series Ross Noble Freewheeling. This time a camera crew follows Noble as he takes part in the Scottish Six Days Trial, a legendary challenge where the best motorbike riders in the world come together to race a hundred miles each day in a true test of stamina, ability and willpower. It’s a race that’s defeated countless seasoned professionals who’ve been riding all their life, and certainly isn’t for the faint-hearted – or foolhardy comedians. Training during every second of spare time and helped along the way by his coach James Burroughs, can Noble conquer one of the toughest sporting challenges known to man?
Produced by Grain Media, the programme, to air in an hour long slot on UKTV’s Dave channel, is the latest to join a long list of UKTV Originals for the network including Red Dwarf XII, BAFTA-nominated Taskmaster, Zapped, Dave Gorman Modern Life Is Goodish and Porters. This year Dave is also showing live tennis and live MMA for the first time with new sporting commissions Tie Break Tens and Live MMA World Title Fight, as well as all-new Ronnie’s Redneck Road Trip and The Joy Of Techs with Marcus Brigstocke and Alexis Conran.
“This project marks our first collaboration with UKTV and the brilliant Ross Noble, so we’re thrilled to be at the helm. There’s no denying that capturing an event of this scale at over a hundred miles a day, across the most difficult terrain imaginable, and all alongside the best and worst weather the Highlands of Scotland can throw at us, makes it a fair old production challenge. And that’s not to mention Ross’s frankly unhinged training plan. So all in, it’s going to be quite the ride, but one we wouldn’t miss for the world.” – Alex Moore, CEO at Grain Media
Ross Noble: All Torque will air new and exclusive to Dave later this year. Sky 111/246, Virgin 128/194, Freeview 12, BT & TalkTalk 12 On demand on Sky, Virgin and UKTV Play.