Dr. Hutch

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.”…

Detective-Hutch

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…

Dr-Hutch-bang-bang

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…

Dr. Hutch

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…

UC Nantes Atlantiques

Last week I whizzed down to Spain, for a week long training camp with UC Nantes Atlantiques. It went well! After the long drive down, we shacked up in a…

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

Simon Gerrans, Tour Down Under press conference 2014

Riders assemble in Adelaide for the 2014 WorldTour season opener. For some, it's a new experience, for others it's back to business

Dr. Hutch

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

Dr hutch

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