10 July 2006: The Hour Record with Michael Hutchinson

This week the Bike Show is in the presence of time trial greatness and (almost) sporting immortality. Michael Hutchinson has just written a book about his recent attempt to enter the pantheon of cycling legend by breaking the record for how far you can ride in an hour. The Hour: Sporting Immortality the Hard Way is both an informative history of the hour record itself and an entertaining, amusing and, at times, heartrending account of another chapter in the annals of epic British sporting failure.

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  • hippy

    Cool show.
    I saw an extract of this book in a cycle mag and went straight to the bookshop to buy it. I’m fascinated by the Hour Record and this book gives a good insight into an attempt.

  • Chris

    How does one get the focus and the drive to accomplish such a difficult task to ride for an hour as fast as possible? Never mind the setting up such an event. I can barely do more than a mile running with out get to the mile point and just wanting to quit.