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Cycling and cramp: the fact, the theory and the fallacy behind the affliction

Most cyclists have been there at some point: it’s a tough ride – long, hilly, fast, hot, or all four. You’re keeping pressure on the pedals at a constant rate and then a spasm like an electric shock tears through your calf, hamstring or quad.

Muscle cramps are common, though they affect individuals to varying degrees and there are a number of theories as to the cause.

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