FDJ Harrogate

“We’re lost,” laughed Jeremy Roy. “We were with the team car but they got stuck in traffic.” Roy was stood, like the rest of his FDJ.fr team mates, on the…

Dr. Hutch

Football’s World Cup is only held every four years. The inescapable logic of this is that it is therefore only a quarter as interesting as the Tour de France. Technically,…

Team Sky recce the roads of Yorkshire ahead of the 2014 Tour de France

That was insane. The second stage of this year’s Tour de France will be one of the toughest of the whole race. I’ve ridden the route of the Marmotte, I’ve…

Buttertubs from the top

I’m in Yorkshire with Wiggle to ‘Ride the Route’ of the Tour de France‘s first two stages in this beautiful British county. Yes it’s stunning. Yes it’s going to look…

Dr-Hutch-05.06.14

I don’t want to sound 
paranoid, but I swear the rain clouds know who I am. And more to the point, where I am. Just the other day, I used…

Eroica Britannia 2014

Ian Parr takes to his vintage steel steed and rides in the inaugural L'Eroica Britannia in the Peak District

Dr.-Hutch-training

When Britain finally gets segregated cycle paths, we’ll also be hit with speed limits, reckons the Doc — and then we’ll have to innovate new metrics with which to measure…

Dr. Hutch

I’m in an unusually reflective mood this week. I’ve just been dealing with the weirdness of the Giro d’Italia turning up in Belfast to spread the love of Italian culture,…

Iberostar---Majorca---map---training

The weekend before last, the deputy editor of this magazine rode round Majorca. Afterwards, he tweeted a celebratory photo of his GPS with ‘309km’ proudly displayed, congratulating himself on his…

Dr.-hutch,-dark,-light,-rabbit

Last year, someone gave me some wildly over-specified bike lights. You can judge their brightness from the first time I switched them on. I took them into the garden to…

hutch-17-april-14

This week, a break from this column’s normal contents of cynicism and reactionary mud-slinging. The UCI is contemplating allowing TV cameras on bikes. This is a brilliant idea. It’s trivial…

South-Africa,-Cape-Rouleur-2014-2

The group of champions.’ They were my riding companions in the Cape Rouleur, HotChillee’s answer to an international stage race for club riders, contested over four days in the hot…