Little Britain comedian is still in pain

David Walliams says his recent Sport Relief cycling challenge took its toll on him. 

The Little Britain star and 6 other celebs – including Fearne Cotton, Patrick Kielty and Davina McCall – cycled the length of the UK in 82 hours for the BT Sport Relief Million Pound Bike Ride.

‘It wasn’t as much fun as I’d imagined,’ David, 38, tells Now.

‘I had this vision of us cycling round the country, stopping off for cream teas, but that didn’t happen.

‘We’d cycle about 30 miles at a time and I fell off three times going up Kirkstone Pass in the Lake District – I just keeled over.’
David is still recovering from the challenge.

‘I’ve been in incredible pain,’ he says. ‘My tendons are sore and I’m walking a bit funny. There was a lot of chafing.’

Watch his journey on The Million Pound Bike Ride: A Sport Relief Special on BBC1 at 9pm tonight.

Read David Walliams‘ full interview in Now magazine dated 22 March – out now! 5p from every copy sold goes to Sport Relief*

* 5p donation from UK newsstand sales of Now magazine only, as confirmed by audited ABC newsstand sales figures. In support of Sport Relief, an initiative of Comic Relief, registered charity 326568 (England/Wales); SC039730 Scotland).