Um, it would appear that after Saturday's long ride on the road bike, I've got cystitis. Yes, I know there are other ways of getting it - but the bike is the only factor this time! Anatomically ladies' urinary equipment is in the firing line of the harshness of the seat and so the urethra gets crushed and causes some temporary inflammation. You ladies who have been doing this cycling thing for a while, how do you reduce the chances of this happening and what do you do to improve it when it does...? Am I the only person who this happens to..? At the moment I'm drinking lots and the pain is settling but I'm a bit wary of going out on the road bike again just yet. I'm going to get my ATB out and sit on the sofa that has!