Since turning pro in 2011, Alex Dowsett has established himself as one of the country’s top riders, becoming British time trial champion on five occasions and picking up a number of professional wins first at Team Sky and then at Movistar.

In the first in a series of interviews with pro riders, Dr Hutch travels to Dowsett’s house in Essex to get inside the head of his fellow time trial fanatic and to generally have a bit of a poke around.

As you would expect from any pro cyclist, Dowsett’s house is full of memorabilia from his career, including a cupboard in the garage with all of his old time trial helmets and a indoor training room filled with jerseys and medals for inspiration.

But of course there’s also space for chilling out, with Dowsett, the son of a racing driver, also having a room set up for playing racing games on his Playstation.