Neurologic injuries in cycling and bike riding

Neurol Clin. 2008 Feb;26(1):271-9; xi-xii. doi: 10.1016/j.ncl.2007.11.001.


Cycling is often considered a leisurely activity with minimal potential for severe or chronic injury. Acute head and spinal trauma can be devastating and can predominantly contribute to all-cause mortality in injuries attributed to cycling. Chronic overuse injuries primarily affecting the ulnar, median, and pudendal nerves are also a cause of significant morbidity for the cyclist.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Athletic Injuries / epidemiology*
  • Bicycling / statistics & numerical data*
  • Brain Injuries / epidemiology*
  • Humans
  • Motorcycles
  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries*