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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

Neck and upper trapezius stretch. Image copyright Rachel Sokal

Another postural stretch – your upper trapezius muscle can become tight if you are hunched in the shoulders whilst riding.  You can easily perform this stretch during a ride if you are stopped at traffic lights to stop the tightness building.

Drop one arm down by your side and gently taking your head towards the other shoulder whilst making sure you are facing forwards.  Increase the stretch by reaching your hand over onto your head and gently pulling your head further over.

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