Nick crane is a real cyclist
He was a "weight weenie" and not only removed straps from watches, but even drilled out his chopsticks!
A young "Nicholas" Crane with his road bike
ASC1951, Nick walks and cycles all over your telly wearing a Ventile jacket
If it was anyone else walkiing and cycling all over my telly with an umbrella, I would say it was a particularly daft gimmick. Given that it's him, I just think, "Why?"
The Great Bicycle Adventure, the cover of which which shows him riding around the Snowdon horse-shoe with his brother, a scrambling route many walkers would think twice about!