Chain Reaction Cycles invites Jeremy Clarkson to host cycling show in early April Fools

Chain Reaction Cycles asks former Top Gear presenter to 'attend screen test on April 1st'

Credit: Tony Harrison, Flickr
(Image credit: Tony Harrison, Flickr)

Online bike shop Chain Reaction Cycles, has got in on the April Fools early this year, allegedly inviting former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson to host its fortnightly internet cycling show.

Clarkson was dismissed this week from his contract with the BBC after a high-profile investigation into allegations that the 54-year-old physically attacked Top Gear producer Oisin Tymon.

Now available, the controversial presenter has supposedly been approached by Chain Reaction to be a co-host on 'The Hub Show', along with current presenter, Matt Cole, with a screen test apparently scheduled for April 1st.

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“We’ve been looking for a co-presenter who would go the extra mile and really add a punch to the show,” said CRC marketing director Neil Morris.

“I realise that he’s not always been a big fan of cycling and cyclists, but we all thought that he might be up for taking a different look at a different mode of transport, whilst moving his career up a gear.”

In the highly unlikely event that the Clarkson would want to take up the Northern Ireland based company's invite, it says that "he’ll be facing questions about his interest in cycling, his empathy for cyclists and the issues he feels are most relevant to the world of cycling."

It'll come as no great shock that CRC have yet to hear back from Clarkson.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).