I AM sitting on a blue sofa where Sir Chris Hoy and Victoria Pendleton, among others, regularly discuss their innermost feelings and, one assumes, fears in the build-up to London 2012.Outside, the door to the room has just one word, psychiatrist, to the side of it. Moments before I knock, a cheery Pendleton virtually skips out of the door before turning back and saying "thanks for that".
The Brains Behind Our Mind Games ; Dr Steve Peters Met Resistance When He Joined British Cycling As Their Psychiatrist but Is Now Hailed As the 'Voice of Reason' Exclusive
Once inside, the room is sparse. In one corner is a desk with an opened laptop while a whiteboard with a blue armchair beneath it are right opposite the sofa where I am sitting.The man seated there is a young-looking 58-year-old with short grey cropped hair and a kind face, a person who it soon becomes clear Hoy correctly describes as "the voice of reason".Dr Steve Peters is the psychiatrist and head of medicine for British Cycling and ...