The gig-run begins in Rochdale on May 5

Former Housemartins and Beautiful South frontman Paul Heaton has announced details of his upcoming nationwide pub tour.

Starting on May 5 at The Flying Horse in Rochdale, the ‘Pedals And Pumps’ tour will see the singer-songwriter cycle to each of the 16 dates to promote both cycling and traditional British pubs

Cycling over 720 miles in the process, Heaton will also stay the night at each pub he performs at.

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Paul Heaton will play the following:

Rochdale The Flying Horse (May 5)
Winsford The Red Lion (6)
Ratlinghope The Horseshoe Inn (7)
Shrewley The Durham Ox (8)
Radnage The Three Horseshoes (10)
Alton The Star Inn (11)
Coldharbour The Plough (12)
Camden The Monarch (13)
St. Neots The Bulls Head (15)
Ufford The White Hart (16)
Gunthorpe The Unicorn (17)
Rotherham The Rockingham Arms (18)
Hutton Cranswick The White Horse (20)
Headingley The Original Oak (21)
Great Harwood The Royal Hotel (22)
Chorlton The Southern (23)