Michael Hutchinson

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.

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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...

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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

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

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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

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When it comes to cycle safety provision one local council thought of everything a cyclist might need, reports the Doc. Then they did the opposite

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The doc lays bare his bafflement at how everyone else's bikes are so uncomfortably, inanely and, above all, incorrectly set up

Dr Hutch with Oprah

The doc is anticipated Oscar-winning performances all round when Lance went head-to-head with Oprah

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You really shouldn’t try to teach your grandmother to suck eggs, nor your father to clean bicycles — or you’ll find yourself stumped when it comes to Christmas gift ideas…

Dr. Hutch goes off road

The god of mud is displeased - which means that the Doc must sacraficed yet another virgin tubeless tyre...