Dr. Hutch

Dr. Hutch: Cycling vs football

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

Blog: Riding Yorkshire’s Tour stages: Day 2

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

Blog: Riding Yorkshire’s Tour stages – Day 1

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: unrealistic expectations

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

Riding L’Eroica Britannia

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


Dr. Hutch: Cycle paths with speed restrictions

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

Dr. Hutch: Giro d’Italia

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,…


Dr. Hutch: cycling prowess, it’s all about distance

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: riding in the dark

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…


Dr. Hutch: TV cameras

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…