Stephen Fry¬† (The Master of Laketown) lent his voice to narrate The Friendly Cyclist film series — a tongue-in-cheek series of cycling safety videos that follow the adventures of Mrs Penny Farthing as she learns how to cycle safely around Wellington.

Little Fighter Films wanted “a proper English voice”, and had Fry in mind when they wrote the scripts, but they unsure if they could get him involved in the project. They sent a “cheeky request” through a friend working for Wingnut films asking if he’d like to help. “Inexplicably, he did,” directors Mike and Hilleke Townsend told