Is road cycling dangerous?

I found an article at Cyclelicius discussing whether road cycling is dangerous. First of all, I think it is difficult to talk about safety because accidents does happen and always will. It is a part of the game – take a look at this funny video:

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2 comments… add one
  • There are certainly risks, but cycling in general is not a “dangerous” activity compared to other common activities like driving, walking or playing basketball.

    Participation in competitive cycling increases the risks somewhat (as illustrated so well in the video), which is why I advocate helmet use for competitive cycling.

  • I recken it depends on the road as some are more dangerouse a quiet country lane would probibly be safe while a busy motorway known for car crashes would be dangerouse but as you say accidents can happen even on quiet country lanes.

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