Common cycling injuries, treatment & prevention.



Cycling fitness can be fickle! One minute you’re in the form of your life and the next you find yourself struggling to rotate the pedals without pain. Cycling injuries are an unfortunate part of most riders relationship with the bike, especially so starting off. Some people are more prone than others, but most cyclists will find themselves off the bike at some point.

The aim of the Bike fit package is to reduce the risk of overuse injuries, improve your cycling performance and keep you in the saddle. If you are already injured this will get you fit again and back cycling with the minimum time out of the sport you love.

What's included in the Bike Fit Package?

Initial Assessment

Your initial assessment includes a full history of current & previous injuries, points of discomfort, cycling experience & goals as well as general health and lifestyle questions.

Physiological Exam

A detailed comprehensive physiological examination of the body with close physical examination of sites of previous injury. This screening process is so detailed it will identify leg length discrepancies and foot types which contribute to mal alignment on the roadbike.

Physical Exam

Physical examination of flexibility, core strength, functional stability, upper body strength & cycling technique.

Posture Analysis

Initial video captures your riding posture style, any rider imbalance or lack of symmetric before adjustments are made to your bike.

Bike Fitting

A detailed bike fitting will include:

  1. Recommendation of saddle type (length, width, extent of cutout)
  2. Saddle adjustment (centred, fore, aft, tilt, height)
  3. Cockpit adjustment (stem height & length, handlebars, hood position)
  4. Crank length.
  5. Cleat position (fore, aft, external/internal rotation, medial/lateral deviation)
  6. Shoe adaptions (forefoot wedging, orthotic indication)

Revised Posture

A post adjustment cycling video captures your revised riding posture & style and recaptured symmetry.

Bike Fitting Considerations

Our bike fitting service reflects considerations of injury, available joint range of motion, age, flexibility so that the optimal comfortable bike position is created. We aim to increase power, efficiency, aerodynamics within the constraints of what our body allows, as opposed to bike fittings elsewhere which focus on performance (often measured in Watts) in intolerable positions. A comfortable bike fitting facilitates the optimal performance.

Clear Principles

During the bike fitting process the principles are explained clearly so that the cyclist is equipped with knowledge to make minor adjustments as their body changes.

Final Fit

A final video & bike fit manual & measurements captures the data.

Exercise Handout

Rehearsal & exercise handout on home stretching programme to improve the flexibility of the important cycling muscle groups.


A rehearsal & exercise handout on a strengthening programme. These scientifically – based exercises strengthen, improve performance and prevention from injuring the important cycling muscles.


Posture advice at work and in daily living to minimise the risk of low back pain on the bike.


  • Reduce pain
  • Reduce risk of overuse injuries
  • Increase comfort
  • Improve position
  • Improve aerodynamics
  • Optimise performance
  • Gain an unfair advantage over your cycling buddies!

Full Package

Detailed Bike Fitting (60 mins)
2 x Follow Up visits to include individual
flexibility & Core stability home programmes



Bike Fitting

Detailed Bike Fitting ONLY (60 mins)



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Unfortunately injuries do occur in cycling and fall into 2 categories

  • 1. Impact injuries – Crashes are an unfortunate side effect of cycling and may result in concussions, fractures (the collar bone is most common), muscle injuries and road rash.
  • 2. Cycling overuse injuries – These are more common & usually result from poor bike fitting, technique, stability or flexibility issues. These include:-
    • Lowback pain radiating into the buttock
    • Knee pain
    • ITB Band Pain (outer thigh)
    • Neck pain
    • Wrist pain
    • Tingling in hands (ulnar or Median Nerve pressure)
    • Hot foot – burning sensation in balls of feet due to poor cleat position.
    • Plantar Fasciitis (heel pain)
    • Saddle sores – due to saddle type or positions

Fortunately a detailed Bike Fitting at Baily Point Physiotherapy can prevent or treat many of these overuse symptoms.

Book An Appointment Today

You can book an appointment online or by ringing our reception.
Liz or Evelyn are always happy to help if you have any questions.