Reading this this morning made me think how close to home it is. The other day I read that cycling isn't as good for you as you may think. After i'd had a hip break followed 2 months later by a leg break in 2016 I put it down to bad luck and a lack of muscle and fat padding due to me being very slim. I'd fallen off my bike many times before and only suffered a bruise but now broken bones means it must be my age and lack of 'body padding' i thought. According to reports cycling with it being non weight bearing doesn't strengthen our bones. We tend to cycle and not do much else (well that was the case with me,though I did 'power walk' every now and then) therefore we are putting ourselves in danger of developing osteoporosis. In my case after a bone density scan revealing osteoporosis in my lower spine I've had spinal infusions and i'm on a calcium/vitamin D daily supplement now. Not only that, but when I was measured before my bone density scan I was slightly shocked to hear i'd 'shrunk' nearly 2 inches (like the bloke in the report below). I now do weight bearing exercises at a local gym to strengthen my bones. I did fall off my bike last year,before i'd taken up weight bearing exercises and I was very relieved on getting back up to find that my right hip which i'd broken in 20016 didn't break,which I put down to the spinal infusion and the calcium supplement,plus a bit of luck maybe.