Michael Hutchinson (born 20 November 1973 in Northern Ireland) is a British racing cyclist and writer who has represented Great Britain and Northern Ireland at events including the Commonwealth Games.
Hutchinson's speciality is the individual time trial, but he has also won races on the track. He currently (October 2014) holds the competition record for 30 miles and is a previous holder of the 10, 25, 50 and 100-mile records.
He has made two unsuccessful attempts at the hour record, the first of which forms the basis of his 2006 book The Hour, which gained him the award for Best New Writer at the 2007 British Sports Book Awards.
Hutchinson began cycling at the University of Cambridge, where he studied Law at Fitzwilliam College. As part of a university team he won the National Team 25 Championships.
He has won British titles at every distance from 10 miles to 100 miles, and is a two-time winner of the 12-hour championships. He has also won the British 4,000m track individual pursuit title.
Since 2003 Hutchinson has been coached by the exercise physiologist Jamie Pringle, who works for the English Institute of Sport.
Hutchinson has been sponsored by Specialized since 2009 and Ultimate Sports Engineering since 2006.
Having acquired a master's degree and a PhD in International Human Rights from Fitzwilliam College, Hutchinson spent a year researching and teaching Law at the University of Sussex before resolving to pursue a career as a writer. In late 2006, he started writing for Cycling Weekly.
His first book, The Hour: Sporting Immortality the Hard Way was awarded Best New Writer of the British Sports Book Awards (2007).
In 2011, Hutchinson co-commentated on the World Championship Time Trial in Copenhagen for Eurosport. In 2014 when the Giro d'Italia started in Northern Ireland he was analyst for BBC television coverage.Cycling Time Trials (CTT) National Championships
Hutchinson's 56 Cycling Time Trials titles are a men's record ahead of Ian Cammish's 23. The only rider to win more is Beryl Burton with 97. The sequence of 13 consecutive 50-mile titles is also a men's record for any distance (Beryl Burton won 25 consecutive BBAR titles).Competition records for TT
100 miles – 2003 – 3h 23m 33s (since broken)
50 miles – 2008 – 1h 35m 27s (since broken)
10 miles – 2010 – 17m 57s (since broken)
30 miles – 2011 – 55m 39s
10 miles – 2012 – 17m 45s (since broken)
25 miles – 2012 – 45m 46s (since broken)
10 miles – 2012 – 17m 45s
25 miles – 2012 – 45m 46s
30 miles – 2011 – 55m 39s
50 miles – 2008 – 1h 35m 27s
100 miles – 2010 – 3h 23m 04s
12 hours – 2000 – 293.23mls