Tuesday, December 23, 2003

Is Biking Safe?

I'm not trying to make this into a cycling blog, but it has just been on my mind lately - probably because I can't ride - too cold!

Anyway, there is a little sidebar article in Bicycling Magazine this month (Jan/Feb 2004 issue) comparing the safety of cycling to that of other sports.

The next time someone tells you they don't want to ride because cycling isn't safe, bury them with this statistic, courtesy of American Sports Data's study of sports injuries in the United States: A recreational cyclist is half as likely to be injured as a golfer. Cycling is as safe as yoga, but twice as dangerous as bowling. The riskiest sport? Boxing.

They have obviously never been on the wrong end of a maladjusted ball return!

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