Michael Hutchinson

Sir Wiggo has been instructed that putting on a pound or two may aid his TT aspirations. Dr Hutch muses on the matter, but not without Bernard's sagacious two-cents

Over a month since the first RideLondon, cycling's cloak of mystique has been lifted and we're about to be overrun by animal costumes, broods the Doc

These days many bike races hold stages in countries outside their native land. It's the shape of things to come, according to a memo leaked to the Doc

This week, the Doc reveals an 
unhealthy psychological fixation with 
the god of time trialling himself

When it comes to iconic cycling locations, nothing in Britain comes close to the mighty Alpe d'Huez, says the Doc. The solution? Well, we could build our own...

Preparation for an individual time trial is significantly different than a regular race day for the riders at this years Tour, with each rider working to a unique warm-up schedule.

One of the great things about bike racing, ventures the Doc, is that, if you don't like the results, you can unilaterally annul them

cyclists resort to walking only in the direst situations. When the Doc finds his mate Bernie plodding along the roadside, he knows something is seriously wrong...

This week the Doc laments a lacklustre Giro, prays that the Tour de France doesn't get beaten black and blue and that our great British hopes go downhill quickly...

What's under your jersey? Nothing but a pilfered newspaper, if you're following the Doc's professional advice...

This week the Doc tries hard to focus on the shortsighted cyclist's predicament and the difficulty of time trialling in glamour glasses

The Doc bemoans the banality of sportive saboteurs then changes tack to suggest more successful strategies

There's no point asking the Doc why 
he loves cycling, so just don't bother, because he hasn't really got a clue either

New training regimes may promise miracle results but in reality the fitness gains are far more mundane, says the Doc

Hoping to wow a non-cyclist with tales of your riding prowess? Don’t bother, says the Doc, they will not be impressed

Horses. Not only do they cheat their way into our lasagnas and lay steaming hazards on our roads; they dodge taxes and rob donkeys too - according to the Doc

Cycling often hurts, but it isn't physical, reckon scientists, and the Doc agrees: it's a sensation doled out by a guv'nor of grimacing in our heads