Jack Pullar in pain, National Hill-Climb Championships 2012

Pain is a sensation which all cyclists experience, the familiar warm sting in the legs and dry rasp in the lungs as we push ourselves beyond our comfortable limits looking to go faster or farther.

But when does a healthy sting turn into a damaging throb? We take a look at pain, when you should toughen up, riding on and when to ease off, preventing injury. What is pain: Pain simply put is the body's warning system which tell us that the activity that we are doing is causing some sort of damage.

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