Pain in the neck is a very common complaint for many cyclists. It often happens when riders are increasing the length of their rides, riding more frequently or have recently changed to a new bike that requires a different position.
The muscles and joints in the neck can take longer to adapt than we might like and there is often a mismatch between how quickly we make changes to our training or bike and how quickly our body can adapt to these changes.
This video helps to explain some of the common problem areas and demonstrates some simple exercises that you can incorporate into your routine to improve strength and flexibility. If you have persistent neck pain or worsening symptoms you should always get it assessed by a suitably trained professional. Find out more about our virtual consultations