WHY IS CYCLING SUCH A PAIN IN THE NECK?, dated June 2018

Studies show that 45 per cent of cyclists suffer from chronic neck pain, which is often worse after a ride (Wilber et al, 1995). Many complain of bilateral upper trapezius (shoulder) pain after cycling for more than 20 minutes and the resulting headache is often compared to a hangover. Traditional neck stretches don’t seem to help, so read on to understand the biomechanical causes of neck overload and to learn some exercises to correct the aggravating muscle imbalances.