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Risk management among mountain bikers in selected clubs in Malaysia

J. Zakaria

Abstract


Mountain biking is the best pedal sport on road and off road trails. The element of adventure in this sport make many people like to join this challenging sports. This study examined the risk among mountain bikers in selected clubs in Malaysia. The main objective of this study is to reveal injuries among mountain bikers during their cycling session. All data in this study will be shown descriptively. Survey forms were distributed via active cycling clubs in Perak states. The respondents need to testify their previous injuries during their previous activities. The data shows the age of the mountain bikers, their experiences and abilities. From a total of 225, only 192 repondents experienced and had an injury during the activities. The result showed only 43.2% seeked medical attention and went to the hospital or clinic after experiencing an injury. Mountain biking activities require the cyclist to be physically and mentally fit and the equipment, which is the bike itself. Best practice and proper skill trainingshelp them to avoid accident during the activities. The new discipline called ‘down hill’ is getting more popular and can be one of the future studies because this new discipline is more risky.

Keywords: mountain biking, risk management, event management, Malaysia




http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/jfas.v9i6s.101
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