Michael Hutchinson: How to Be a Cycling Champion – 2023 live dates

WINCHESTER The Nutshell Wednesday January 25
IPSWICH King Street Cinema, Tuesday January 31

Michael Hutchinson did not ride a bike race until he was 22. By the time he was 35, he had won more British titles than any man in history. Michael joins us at upcoming nights in Winchester and Ipswich to tell us how he did it – and to share stories from his many-sided life, as stand-up comedian, human rights lawyer, Cycling Weekly columnist and acclaimed author.

Tickets: WINCHESTER The Nutshell, January 25
IPSWICH King Street Cinema, January 31.

In an illuminating and entertaining evening for all cycling fans, Michael will be discussing how he conquered a sport he only took up seriously in his early 20s and his time inside the Team GB set-up alongside stars of world cycling including Mark Cavendish and Chris Boardman.

Michael’s books have been described as “congenial, funny and insightful” and “as if Bill Bryson had taken to two wheels”. 

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’.

Michael will be in conversation with former Procycling writer Duncan Steer.

Praise for Michael Hutchinson’s books

The Hour: “Hutchinson proves as good a writer as he is rider (praise indeed) – congenial, funny and insightful… A very fine way indeed to spend an hour, any hour.” Matt Seaton, The Guardian

“Has the rare quality in any sports-writing of propelling the reader into the intensity of the sporting moment itself.” David Horspool, Times Literary Supplement

: “Takes an inhuman sport and makes it deliciously, wonderfully, wickedly human.” Ned Boulting

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

Re: Cyclists: “As if Bill Bryson had taken to two wheels.” The Financial Times.

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