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...
You can't move for Tour de France coverage these days, says the Doc, recalling a time when things were so much simpler any slower... and therefore less good
Professional cycling is no place for the technophobe, concludes the Doc, as he recalls the good old days of the sport
Were the huge crowds on the Alpe d'Huez out of control?
Michael Hutchinson looked at equipment solutions for the Tour de France mountain time trial where riders faced dilemma: Road bike, aero TT machine, or both?
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.
Multiple time trial champion Michael Hutchinson looks ahead to the Tour's stage 17 time trial from Embrun to Chorges
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...
Hutch ponders whether the average cyclist would sell their soul for five minutes of glory. The answer's a no brainer...
Many people are born to be great cyclists, but only the saddest succeed, says the Doc
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
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