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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

Compensate for all that forward bending by easing your back into extension. Image copyright Rachel Sokal

This is an important postural stretch as whilst riding you’ll be in a sustained flexed (bent forward) position in your lower back.  This stretch will take your joints and muscles in the opposite direction and help relieve any stiffness and discomfort.

Stand with your hands on the back of your hips and gently lean back pushing your hips forwards.  Don’t arch too far, this stretch shouldn’t cause you discomfort in your back.

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