Common cycling injuries: treatment and prevention

No one likes to be forced off the bike by injury. We round up some of the most common issues faced by cyclists and advise on how to treat and prevent them

Niki Terpstra (Quick-Step Floors) after crashing in Paris-Roubaix

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Fitness can be fickle. One minute you're in the form of your life, and the next you find yourself struggling to rotate the pedals without pain. Cycling injuries are an unfortunate part of most rider's relationship with the bike. Some people are more prone than others, but most cyclists will find themselves off the bike at some point.

Some common issues experienced by cyclists can be treated, and avoided, with home-care. We've rounded up the most common, and collated some of the advice we've got around these issues to help you out if you're suffering.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.