Dr. Hutch

Dr Hutch – AKA Michael Hutchinson – writes a regular column for Cycling Weekly magazine

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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…