Knees are always a particular injury prone area in cyclists. Considering the stresses that we exert on them and muscles that support them, it is hardly surprising. Alice Monger-Godfrey, lead osteopath, working with Velo Atelier, providing clinical bike fit services; recently saw a patient exhibiting the sort of niggling pain in her knee that many cyclists will recognise. Alice writes, "I have been seeing more and more patients coming through my clinic door complaining of knee
This is probably the most common question I get asked in the summer months when an event that was entered months ago has snuck up on us and is right around the corner:
Do I stretch before or after the event or both?
Cyclists are not renowned as the most enthusiastic stretchers but with the amount of time we spend in "hunched" positions rapidly increasing, we are open to anything that will help stop any niggles and keep us on our bikes.
To begin with, we have to understan