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I feel sore around my neck and shoulders after a long ride. What can I do about this?

New riders will find this is one of the most common issues they experience when they start riding. To try and minimise discomfort when riding try and shift your hand position when riding, moving your hands from the ‘drops’ (the curved bit on the handlebars) to the ’tops’ (the horizontal section). It also helps to try and move your neck and shoulders during the ride so they are not held in the same position for too long.

After your ride you should perform a series of stretches. Pull your chin down to you chest and hold this for 15-20 seconds. The move your head backwards as far as it will go and look up and hold this position for the same time period. You can also move you head to the left as far as it will go and hold this position, and then do the same looking to the right.

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