Visentini & Clarsen (2016) Overuse Injuries In Cycling: The Wheel Is Turning Towards Evidence Based Practice

Cycling is an activity with high levels of participation and is growing in popularity. In recent times it has gone from an elite European sport to a worldwide, mass- participation sport. Population statistics show that those who ride one to three times per week or more number 10 and 4 million in Great Britain1 and Australia2, respectively. There is a worldwide push to increase cycling participation with the inherent health, environmental and transport benefits being key drivers. The benefits of cycling must be appraised against potential costs such as injury. Surprisingly there is a paucity of research in the area of cycling overuse injury, leaving cycling injury managers very much in the dark when clinical decision- making is required.

Tristan Chai