How to be a cycling champion: Michael Hutchinson in conversation

“If you want to turn yourself into a Merckx or a Froome, read Faster” – The Guardian

“As if Bill Bryson had taken to two wheels” – The Financial Times. 

Michael Hutchinson – 56-times national time trial champion, Cycling Weekly columnist, Hour Record expert, acclaimed author, former stand-up comedian and expert on the science of speed – joins us for illuminating and entertaining nights of cycling chat at:

Gloucester: Kings Theatre, Tuesday 26 April. Tickets £12/£10 Concessions

London: Clapham Library, London SW4, Tuesday 3 May. Tickets: £12/£10 concessions

TRING: The Musette, Aldbury, Thursday 5 May Tickets £20 on sale now.

Michael Hutchinson did not ride a serious bike race until he was nearly 20 – but went on to win more British titles than any man in history.

At a series of live In Conversation nights, he will explain how he did it – and tell tales from his 30 years in cycling as champion , commentator, acclaimed author – and expert on the science of speed

No man has won more national time trial titles than Michael’s tally of 56 and his 50-mile UK record (1 hour 35 mins 27 secs) stood for six years, from 2008 to 2014.

Michael’s attempt on the world hour record in 2003 inspired him to write ‘The Hour: Sporting Immortality the Hard Way’, telling the full, colourful history of the record as well as reflecting on his own part in it. The book won him the Best New Writer title at the British Sports Book Awards.

Michael is also the author of ‘Faster – the Obsession, Science and Luck Behind the World’s Fastest Cyclists’ and ‘Re: Cyclists – 200 Years on Two Wheels. A History of Cyclists and cycling’.

The evenings will be hosted by Duncan Steer, former Procycling writer and regular host of cycling chat event

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