Radio Ray – episode 2

Today fm has ‘Radio Roy’ but here in worldwidecycles we have a new cycling version called Radio Ray . Here is a transcript of  episode 2  in the current series :

Hello there listeners , and a very good morning to you all . We have a great show lined up for you today with some very special guests and an item on what’s hot in the cycling world for Christmas . Once again we are open for callers on the wwc line at 052 21146 or you can email us at  To get the show started we have been joined by , one of our most famous Irish men , and a recent convert to the joys of two wheels – Bono from u2 !

Well Bono I’d like to welcome you to The Radio Ray show here in the worldwidecycles studios . We’re all big fans of yours here and were wondering how you became a convert to the two wheels ?

‘ Well Hi there Ray , I’m laike , really glad to be here , and I’d just laike to say hellloooo to everybody out there in radio land . As you probably know I’m laike really big into the environment and Africa and stuff . So I guess you could say that it made sense to cut down on my C02 emissions by using a baike to get around .’

‘Well it doesn’t seem to have done much for your methane emissions Bono but sure ’tis a start . Tell us now , do you get out on the bike much ? ‘

‘ Not as much as I’d laike Ray , not as much as I’d laike . Although last Saturday myself and Gavin Fraiday , Guggi , Tony Monday and Coochi Coo all headed off around Dalkey for a raide . I gotta say it was pretty cool . All of us flaying down the hill past Eddie Irvines gaff , hair flowing in the wind , whats left of it , that is . ‘

‘Great Bono , yea . Now I hear that you’ve re-written one of your most famous songs to celebrate your new love of cycling . Is that right ? ‘

‘ I have indeed , I have indeed .  My self and Edge got together and came up with a new version of ONE which really kicks some ass .  Would you laike to hear it Ray ? ‘

‘A sure go on there Bono ,  give us an ould blast of it ‘

‘ O.K. I brought Edge along to do guitar so here it goes . Take it away there Edge ! ‘

Doo doo di di di doo 

Do doo dooo di didi do

do doo do di didi doo

do  do doo didi doo

Is it getting better?
Or do you feel the same?
Will it make it easier on you now?
You got pinarello on your frame
You say
One wheel
One bike
When it’s one more lap of the by pass
In the night
One light
We get to share it
Leaves you stranded if you
Forget to charge  it

Did I disappoint you?
Or leave a bad taste in your mouth?
You act like you never had Enervit
And you want me to go without
Well it’s

Too late
To drag the last out of the cateye light
We’re one, but we’re not the same
We get to
carry each other
do up and over


Have you come here for fitness ?
Have you come to raise the dead?
Have you come here to play Sean Kelly ?
To the dreamers in your head

Did I ask too much?
More than a turn.
You gave me nothing,
Now you jump me for fun
We’re one
But we’re not the same
See we
Attack each other
Then we do it again
I say                                                                                                                                                        
Riding is simple
Push a higher gear                                                                                                               Riding is simple
Push a higher gear                                                                                                                        You ask me to come through                                                                                                        But then you make me crawl
And I can’t keep holding on
To what you got
When all you’ve got is hurt

One wheel
One bike
One more lap of the by pass                                                                                                               On a Tuesday night
You got to do what you should
One turn
With each other


You havn’t done the work                                            
And now you feel the pain
If you had trained
Would it still hurt the same ?



‘ Thanks a million there Bono and Edge , sure that was great . Now to move on from there we have a caller on the line . Hello caller whats your name and what can we do for you today ?’

‘How’s it going there Ray . Love the show . Paschal here from Ballinamult . Wait until I tell ya . I was out on me own yesterday coming down Knocknamullaigh and a big group a lads past me out training and then about five minutes later a group past me again coming the other way . Tell me straight now Ray was I hallucinating or was it the same group twice ?’

‘Well Paschal , no you weren’t hallucinating . What you saw first coming down the hill was the normal Carrick group who had done a lap of Clogheen and were on there way back . The second group was the An Post Sean Kelly team who were on their way around Ballymac and have been based in Rathgormack for the past week on a training camp . ‘

‘ So the second group was a pro team on a training camp . Sure I thought that most training camps were off out in the sun in places like Majorca and Tenneriffe .’

‘That is often the case there Paschal , but think about the man behind this particular team for a moment . What was the defining characteristic of his career but toughness . Now I’m sure that a week of leisurely spins around an Andalusian Island would be nice but a week spent in a mountain climbing hostel in the Comeraghs would do more to toughen these lads up . ‘

You’re not wrong there Ray . Thanks for clearing that up for me .

‘No problem at all there Paschal . Now on to our final item for today -The cyclists top five Santa List .

So in at number five is the Minoura Hypermag 1200 home trainer . Now only €199 it will keep you training all through the Christmas period no matter how bad the weather .

Then at number four comes the Assos 851 airblock jacket , which at just €229 is a surefire-way to beat those cold wet winter blues .

In at number three is ‘The flying Scotsman DVD ‘ . An incredible true story brought to life about scottish world record holder Graeme Obree for just €39

The number two spot goes to Polar for their cs100 computer which is still great value at €89

Finally for the third year in a row the number one cyclists present is The Sean kelly story on DVD which is just €49 for the double disc set or can be combined with the Stephen Roche story for only €90

‘Well unfortunately that’s all we have time for today , but we do hope that you enjoyed this  episode of Radio Ray and look forward to you tuning in again next time . Remember that if there is anything that you would like to be included in any of the upcoming shows the lines remain open on 052 21146 and we also accept email suggestions at  or on the message board . Thanks for listening , and a very Happy Christmas to you all ‘


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