Dr Hutch and the pothole disaster: 'The roads are returning to nature'

Cycling Weekly's columnist Dr Hutch reckons the degradation of UK roads is all a part of the circle of life

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I was out for a ride with my friend Bernard a couple of weeks ago. He was ahead of me on a descent when he made an incomprehensible gesture with his right hand and shouted something I couldn’t hear.

Then he rode straight off the edge of the road, onto the grassy verge, indulged in a few seconds ungainly road-bike cyclocross, and eventually bounced back onto the road.

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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