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neck pain after ride!

cbatten565cbatten565 Posts: 20
edited August 2009 in Road beginners
Hi there all any advice for me on slight neck pain after a ride ? am i getting my positioning wrong etc ?

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  • SicknoteSicknote Posts: 901
    If you have not long been riding a road bike, you will get it.

    I did at the start but dont get it now and did not get it for too long.
  • cbatten565cbatten565 Posts: 20
    oh okay, yeh well ive kinda just started again with a bike i bought off of ebay for £250+ (as im only a student) keeping it in tip-top condition, thanks anyway!
  • pneumaticpneumatic Posts: 1,989
    wears off after a couple of years, quicker if you do neck strengthening exercises.


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  • milton50milton50 Posts: 3,856
    Core strength exercises will help.
  • mhukmhuk Posts: 327
    Is the bike too big? Is the stem too long and you're stretched out so it's the looking up and straining your neck type pain?

    This might give you a rough idea:

    http://www.competitivecyclist.com/za/CC ... ATOR_INTRO
  • If you only have slight neck pain then I wouldn't worry. I did when I first started riding, but after only a week the soreness disappeared. I also used to suffer constantly from sore back and sore knees, but since taking up cycling that's gone too! I think it's only a problem if your neck hurts more than your bum :)
  • Since I got neck pain I've never looked back :lol: sorry bout that.
    ' From the sharks in the penthouse,
    to the rats in the basement,
    its not that far '
  • hazychrishazychris Posts: 202
    I sometimes get a pain in the neck after riding....

    "have you been on that bloody bike again?"

    Usually goes away after a beer though :twisted:
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