Cycling is a sport with relatively low injury rates. The risk of being injured increases when you start training at quite a high level. There are a number of basic rules that can prevent this, however.
Cycling injuries are often caused by overburdening. This type of injury develops slowly, can become chronic and can be identified quite quickly.
Try to incorporate a certain amount of recovery time between 2 burdening exercises.
A cyclist’s weak spots are the Achilles tendons, the knees, the neck and shoulders and the lower back.
Other muscle problems involve hamstrings and quadriceps.
To avoid chronic injuries, we recommend that you warm up properly before starting your training session or ride slowly to cool down sufficiently after intensive training.
Some typical complaints in this respect are tingling hands and forearms, saddle pain and cold feet. They can sometimes be eliminated by very simple measures. A well-adjusted bike or appropriate clothing may offer solutions to these problems.
Cycling and accidents
Cyclists are vulnerable road users. The risk of falling cannot be excluded, particularly in wet and slippery weather conditions.
The most common injuries caused by a fall are abrasions, haematomas and bone fractures. The latter can spoil a significant part of your cycling season.
The body parts that are most prone to fractures when cycling are fingers, wrists, arms and shoulders.
Head injuries can often be avoided or limited by wearing a helmet.
Try to reduce accidents by eliminating a number of factors: mind your speed, do not be reckless on unknown terrain, stay concentrated and do not needlessly try to impress anybody.