Dr Hutch: You know you're a cyclist when...

True cyclists don’t need anything as flimsy as a love of cycling to bolster their self-identity, say Dr Hutch

As our planet thunders into the abyss of over-exploitation, pollution, food shortage and natural disaster, it will be a comfort to know that one thing we will never run short of is cycling website and magazine features headed, “You know you’re a cyclist when…”

I am not entirely free of blame myself. The problem is that it’s such a tempting subject — it’s always popular because it is invariably a sort of group humble-brag — you know you’re a cyclist when… your enormous thighs mean you can’t buy trousers that fit.

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