by Alexander Voukelatos and Sufia Khan
Introduction: Learning to ride a bicycle is a common and joyful experience of childhood (up to 68% of children reported riding a bicycle in a two-week period) that has many health benefits. However, children have the highest bicycle-related injury rates compared to other age groups. In NSW, bicycle injury-related hospitalisations in people aged 5-14 years account for approximately half of all bicycle injury-related hospitalisations.
Health Promotion Journal of Australia 2010; 21:152