Is it true that cycling can cause impotence?
It used to be thought that cycling was linked to erectile dysfunction
. A British study published in 2014 found no link between cycling and impotence, even for those who cycle for over eight and a half hours a week (equal to about 200 miles).
The researchers analysed almost 5,300 male cyclists to find out if there was a link between cycling, impotence and infertility. Study author Milo Hollingworth of University College London said: "We found no positive association between cycling and erectile dysfunction or cycling volume and infertility.”
In fact, cycling keeps you fitter and healthier by burning hundreds of calories and keeping your weight down. The researchers concluded that the health benefits of cycling by far outweigh any potential health risks.