Cyclists are lucky that they do not get injured as often as other sportspeople. In a study of injuries per 1,000 hours of activity time cycling was ranked eighth, with only 3.5 injuries. The worst was Alpine skiing with eight injuries per 1,000 hours. However, the surprise entry was number three, jogging on an indoor machine, with six injuries per 1,000 hours.

Injuries don?t have to be catastrophic such as falling off; they can be caused by overuse, the repetitious turning of your pedals, or spending miles and miles in a poor position.

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