Michael Hutchinson

Bradley Wiggins,

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

Boris Johnson, RideLondon, Ride100

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

Mark Cavendish globalisation

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

Dan Martin, tour de france, stage win

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

Dr Hutch, bus, tour, france, box hill, uk, britain

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...

Chris Froome, Tour de France 2013, stage 11 TT

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.

Dr. Hutch

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

Dr. Hutch, walking

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...

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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...

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

Dr. Hutch

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

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

Dr. Hutch rain

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

Dr. Hutch

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

Dr Hutch

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

horse

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

Dr. Hutch, cycling hurts

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

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It's not fair, ventures the doc, that seamen have their own bespoke weather forecast while we cyclist have to make do with Tomasz Schafernaker's vague prognostications