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Avoiding injury – 9 stretches for cyclists

Rachel Sokal talks with physiotherapist Anne Dickins to discover what you can do to avoid injury when cycling

Use support to help you stand straight and keep your knees together. Image copyright Rachel Sokal

It’ll come as no surprise that your thighs are one of the most active muscles whilst you are cycling.

To stretch stand, using support if you need, and take one leg up behind you supporting your ankle with your hand on the same side. With your knee bent up and legs together, gently draw your leg backwards so you are aiming for both thighs to be together. Don’t let your back arch or your knee come out to the side.

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