What’s more dangerous – road cycling or mountain biking? The answer that springs to your lips is probably mountain biking.
When you’re shredding in the mountains you’ve got roots and rocks to worry about, there’s a good chance you’ll be flying at high speed past hundreds of trees or over slippery mud, and you might even be taking on some gnarly drops or jumps as well.
When you’re on the road, it’s just you and the gradient, and the big metal death machines – aka cars, buses etc – that also occupy the tarmac. Of course there are also other cyclists and the risks that come with the toughness of the road if you do fall.