Ruadh495 wrote:That's what I was trying to get at, though I couldn't remember the terms. Now, is it valid to assume that a fietser is at significantly lower risk of head injury than a wielrenner, due to both riding style and machine style? That could lead to a large fietser population "masking" the weilrenner rate of injury where both are recorded as "cyclist" in the injury stats and in comparison with a country where fietser are rare and the majority of cyclists are weilrenner.
I would like to see any statistics about the fietser:wielrenner split of the UK. The closest I know are the utility:recreation prevalence split in England in the Active People Survey which I think is roughly 2:3, but I suggest recreation there may be mostly stuff like touring and parkrides which definitely aren't wielrenner-y.
In some hostile parts of the UK, wielrenner may be the only cyclists, but in the cities and better towns and villages, their numbers are dwarfed by fietser, so I suspect they're still a minority.