10mins in and I'm shaking my head at it already
In the first episode, Hannah finds four doctors – people who should know better when it comes to health and fitness – and prepares them for The Bone breaker.
The course of this 127-mile bicycle race runs through the high peaks of the Pyrenees, crossing the Franco-Spanish border twice. The event has around 8,000 entrants, all of whom train 12months a year and consider themselves to be amongst the best cyclists in the world. Hannah has just 12weeks to train her chosen doctors. If things were not difficult enough, Hannah discovers that 38-year-old Dr Matthew Degnan cannot ride a bike. Add to that his love of crisps, chocolate and beer, and he is facing a serious journey just to reach the start line.
Dr John Logan, meanwhile, is nearing retirement at 66. He realises that he will have to put a lock on the wine cellar door and brush the dust off his gym at the bottom of the garden if he wants to be taken seriously as a cyclist. Dr Rabia Osman works long hours as a GP and also does a weekly shift at A&E. How will she find the time to hit the gym and build up those calves? The fourth doctor, 29-year-old Andy O’Brien, feels that it is time to lose the pounds after noticing, while berating an overweight patient, that flab from his own belly was hanging over the desk!