From the CTC newsnet 30/11/07:
Gardening riskier than cycling
Who would have thought it? We all know the daily risks that face road cyclists whenever they mount their bikes – from potholes to oil slicks to erratic drivers – but, according to one recent study published in The Sydney Morning Herald, they are better off messing about in the saddle than the soil. Around 5% of gardeners – compared to 4% of cyclists – were found to require medical care for an injury related to their respective activities. Although the study did not touch on the dangerousness arising from a combination of the two hobbies, it would be safe to assume that attempting to prune a tall rose while standing on one’s bicycle seat is to be avoided at all costs.
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