Monty Python’s ‘The Cycling Tour’

Got half an hour to spare? Watch these three installments of a classic, bicycle-themed episode of Monty Python’s Flying Circus.

‘The Cycling Tour’ was first aired in December 1972. It’s set in North Cornwall, France and the Soviet Union, but was shot in Jersey.

Michael Palin plays Mr Pither, a hapless cycle tourist. It was the first Monty Python episode to feature not a quick skit but a full-length story. This is one of the reasons it’s not so well known.