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Infographic. ‘As easy as riding a bike’ - a narrative review of injuries and illness in road cycling
  1. Daire Rooney1,2,
  2. Inigo Sarriegui3,
  3. Neil Heron4
  1. 1 Medical, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, UK
  2. 2 Department of Medicine, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK
  3. 3 Medical Department, Southampton Football Club, Southampton, UK
  4. 4 Department of Family Practice, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Neil Heron, Department of Family Practice, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast BT7 1NN, UK; neilheron{at}

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The WHO recommends that adults should do at least 150 min of moderate-intensity physical activity or 75 min of vigorous physical activity per week.1 Despite this, recent statistics show that one in four adults do not meet the recommended physical activity guidelines.2 Road cycling is an effective form of exercise that can help overcome the population’s failure to meet physical activity guidelines. In addition, the popularity of cycling at an elite level continues to grow. Injuries sustained during road cycling can act as a deterrent to future participation; both at amateur and professional levels. While studies have described the most common types of injuries experienced by amateur cyclists,3 4 the findings to date …

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  • Contributors DR and NH conceived the idea and wrote the initial draft. All authors contributed and approved the final infographic and accompanying text.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.