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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

Stretch you calf with your knee straight and bent. Image copyright Rachel Sokal

Another important cycling muscle as your foot transfers the power from your leg into the pedal – tight calves can affect your ankle and knee joints.

Stand with your feet parallel one in front of another.  Take your weight onto your front leg, keeping your back heel down and knee straight until you feel a stretch in the calf of your back leg.  Progress this stretch to the deeper calf muscles by bending your rear leg, you should feel the stretch move downwards in your calf.

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