Sports that have a greater risk of injury than cycling for a male in the 30-39 age bracket with a good fitness level are:
- football (Australian rules)
- football (Gaelic)
- ice hockey
- rugby league
- rugby union
It's also interesting to note that both BMX and mountain biking are listed separately and have lower risks than 'cycling'.
The calculator also casts doubt on the claim of hockey being the second safest (lawn bowls anyone?), but the newspaper article does state that the overall safety is calculated using 6 risk categories, and risk of injury (as identified by this calculator) is only one. Risk of death is the other obvious one, and apparently this is the first recorded hockey death in Australia ever.
Playing with the calculator, I was also interested to see some of the figures approach 100% risk. People in the 99% risk category include:
- 'world class' male cyclists over 60 years of age (99%)
- 'high fitness' male hurlers over 30 years of age (99%)
- male Australian rules footballers over 50 years of age, no matter what their fitness level (99%)