The leading cause of emergency hospital admission to vulnerable road users (pedestrians and cyclists) is from non-collision cycling injuries. Non-collision injuries caused approximately four times as many serious injuries to cyclists (9,447 in 2008/09) than collisions between cyclists and cars, pick up trucks and vans (1,871).
The top three causes are:
- Slipping on ice (26% of all reported NCIs)
- Slipping on wet road (8% of all reported NCIs)
- Slipped on soil, mud, gravel, wet rock (7% of all reported NCIs)
Only a third of all incidents cause an injury worthy of professional treatment and most of these are minor.