Michael Hutchinson

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Dr. Hutch: The history of the bicycle

That the incredibly complicated steam train was invented before the incredibly simple bicycle is something I’ve mentioned before. I make no apology for bringing it up again, because I feel…

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Dr. Hutch: cycling on motorways

You’ll have noticed the press reports last week about a cyclist on the M25. Newspapers just love a bike rider on a motorway; someone doing something illegal, stupid and dangerous…

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Dr. Hutch: middle-aged cyclist

I had a birthday a little while back, which prompted the wife of a friend to postulate aloud: “I think you’re now middle-aged enough to be 
a proper Lycra warrior.”…

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Dr. Hutch: No Sherlock Holmes

I found myself sitting in a cafe with my friend Bernard last week. This almost never happens, because I very rarely make cafe stops on a ride. Every moment spent…

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Dr. Hutch: why bother training?

During the dark, cold, wet days of winter, I ride my bike only when I feel like it. I’m neither a professional cyclist nor a psychotic masochist (a Venn diagram…

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Dr. Hutch: don’t want to hear it

I  am a man with few human weaknesses. I spent years as a full-time bike rider, during which I bowed to no one in the single-mindedness of my overtraining, or…

Dr. Hutch: Competitive cyclists

Competitive cyclists possess many of the skills prized in the workplace... shame they are too busy recovering to utilise them, muses the Doc

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Dr. Hutch: delusions of fitness

Inspired by his pal's delusions of fitness, the Doc decides to go into business as a calculatedly flattering, charitable coach

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Dr. Hutch: the winter racer

If you can't beat the reviled winter racer, says the doc, you might as well join them. Here's how you do it