During the period between 2007 and 2011 there were 125 fatalities and 1274 serious injuries in single bicycle accidents. More than 40 percent of those involved were 65 or older. The institute says hip injuries are common, and that there were 119 injuries when people got on or off a bicycle.
The institute’s Anna Niska tells the TT news agency that the men involved have trouble getting across the top bar in a men’s bike, and she suggests they switch to women’s models. However, she adds that it is healthier for older people to bicycle than to do not so.