Everyone who rides a bike wants to ride it faster, for longer, and without feeling so terrible afterwards. And that’s why so many people recommend that you get a coach. In exchange for money, a coach will give you a training plan, help you to stick to it, and make you feel like a total failure who is letting themselves down on every single bike ride.

Don’t understand what coaches do? Not sure what kind of sadistic torture they’re going to inflict on you? Can’t work out why they look at you with such hatred in their eyes? Dr Hutch is here to explain all in this helpful guide to the cyclist-coach relationship.

We can’t guarantee that this video will make you a better cyclist. But at least you might understand why you’re paying someone to make you feel so utterly unhappy.

Read Dr Hutch’s column in Cycling Weekly every Thursday, and follow him on Twitter at @Doctor_Hutch