As the face of ITV’S Tour De France coverage since 2003, Ned has forged a position within the cycling world as a respected reporter, presenter, and writer. Winning The Royal Television Society Sports News Reporter of the Year award along the way, Ned’s portfolio of work has expanded, he also fronts the coverage of the Tour of Britain, and the Vuelta a España.
Ned joined ITV in 2001, initially making a name for himself covering their Football events including the Champions League; Europa League; and the FA Cup, after starting his presenting career with Sky Sports Soccer Saturday, alongside Jeff Stelling in 1997.
With the help of a creative mind, Ned has also produced and directed a number of programs including ‘Dutch Master – A tribute to Dennis Bergkamp’ in 1998 and the award-winning ‘Steven Gerrard – A Year in My Life’ in 2006. Alongside this, authoring two books: ‘How I Won the Yellow Jumper: Dispatches from the Tour de France’ and ‘On The Road Bike: The Search For A Nation’s Cycling Soul’. Ned’s latest publication: ‘101 Damnations: Dispatches from the 101st Tour de France’ published in 2014, took an in-depth look at that years’ Tour de France.
Ned is an engaging, and insightful speaker, as he offers a different perspective from most involved in the sports world. Ned is an eloquent speaker, and confident host and facilitator, meaning he is an asset to any corporate event, often offering some comic relief along the way!
Ned’s speaking can be seen at its best at his one-man-show Bikeology.