Dr. Hutch: How to combat the anti-cycling brigade

The Doc fights fire with fire when it comes to the anti-cycling brigade

(Image credit: Jeffrey Blackler / Alamy Stock Photo)

It feels to me that recently the level of anti-cycling hostility has boiled up rather. I imagine it’s nothing personal — hating things and people is very much the fashion at the moment.

Nonetheless, I seem to spend a lot of time listening to people who think that I’ll be keen to hear just how much they hate all cyclists. I suppose that if you look at it from their point of view, they can’t uphold the Daily Mail reader’s oath unless there is someone around to hear them doing it.

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Michael Hutchinson is a writer, journalist and former professional cyclist. As a rider he won multiple national titles in both Britain and Ireland and competed at the World Championships and the Commonwealth Games. He was a three-time Brompton folding-bike World Champion, and once hit 73 mph riding down a hill in Wales. His Dr Hutch columns appears in every issue of Cycling Weekly magazine