Kiwi sports doctors are pushing for mountain biking injury prevention plans, but Rotorua event organisers say they're leading the pack.

Research released in the New Zealand Medical Journal today shows more than half of 260
riders surveyed in the 2016/2017 NZ Enduro Crown Series had taken a week or more off work at some point after injury.

Fifty-five per cent of the 224 men and 39 women riders surveyed had had a mountain biking injury requiring a week or more off work.

Nearly 20 per cent needed a month or more to recover and more than 40 per cent reported ongoing

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Rotorua reaction to the study

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