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Skin irritation caused by cycling

Example usage: I've been suffering from saddle rash cycling for weeks now.

Most used in: Areas where cycling is popular.

Most used by: Cyclists who ride long distances.

Popularity: 8/10

Comedy Value: 2/10

Also see: Chafing, Saddle Sore, Butt Burn, Saddle Pressure Points,

or additional styles.

What is Saddle Rash Cycling?

Saddle rash cycling is a term used to describe the discomfort caused by the friction of a bicycle saddle against the skin. It is a common problem for cyclists, especially those who spend long periods of time riding. In fact, according to a survey conducted by the International Journal of Sports Medicine, up to 87% of cyclists have experienced saddle rash at some point in their cycling career.

Saddle rash can range from mild discomfort to severe pain. It is caused by the repetitive rubbing of the saddle against the skin, which can lead to skin irritation, inflammation, and even raw sores. It is important for cyclists to take steps to prevent and treat saddle rash, as it can significantly reduce their enjoyment of cycling.

Preventive measures include wearing cycling shorts with a padded chamois, using a saddle with a cut-out or curved design to reduce friction, and regularly applying chamois cream to reduce friction and irritation. If saddle rash occurs, it is important to keep the affected area clean and dry, and to avoid cycling until the rash has healed. It is also recommended to consult a doctor if the rash persists or worsens.


The History of 'Saddle Rash' in Cycling

The term 'saddle rash' has been used in cycling circles for over a century. It is thought to have originated in the United Kingdom in the late 19th century and was used to describe the discomfort experienced by cyclists due to long periods of riding on a bicycle saddle.

The discomfort was due to the hard surfaces of the saddle and the friction caused by the rider's legs and body moving against it. Over time, the term 'saddle rash' came to be used more generally to describe any form of skin irritation caused by cycling, regardless of the cause.

Today, saddle rash is still a common problem for cyclists, particularly those who cycle long distances or ride frequently over rough terrain. To prevent saddle rash, cyclists are advised to use a saddle with a padded cover, wear cycling shorts with a chamois pad, and to take regular breaks during long rides.

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