First post...66, fit and healthy, very keen and able cyclist, and have been for 15 years. I had a UTI about 13 years ago...horrid, but resolved with antibiotics..Trimethroprim for 14 days. I took up jogging about 6 years ago, but was worried by ' joggers' haematuria ', which followed a run over 5km. Had full scans, cystoscopy, etc, no cause for concern, but scans revealed ' calcifications , mild nodularity, moderate enlargement ' of the prostate. I actually had had a paragliding accident and fracture a vertebrae, so my osteopath told me I shouldn't be running anyway, so taking the two things together I stopped the jogging. So, haematuria is a thing of the past. But still cycling, competitors, 120 mile sportives etc, with no problems. Then September 2019, UTI reared its head. I took Nitrofurantoin for a week, it cleared up, and I went off for a solo cycling tour of Bosnia and Croatia a week later. Its a bike I dont use much, and the saddle isn't the best. So in the first real days cycling, the UTI came back with a vengeance, I was in the A & E in a small town being given Urifos. It cleared up, and I carried on, perhaps a bit too soon. I got very dehydrated, and had to cut my trip short. Since then, I've been plagued with recurrent UTIs, treated them with Nitrofurantoin, they clear up, and they recur. I've been on antibiotics for 3 months out of the last 15. I also have intermitted but chronic pain about 70mm above my umbilicus, tenderness and ' heaviness ' in the scrotum and testes. The urologist determined that ' it must be bacterial prostatitis ' as the urine sample showed up E. Coli infection. The treatment did nothing to alleviate the pain. PSA is 1.2, I dont have classic prostate urination issues, but I do have a small bladder - 300 ml max - it seems. I was clear of UTI between July and November of 2020, and then got on the bad saddle again, and hey presto, a vicious UTI attack again! I'm still working with the legacy of this, having taken 28 days of Nitrofurantoin, and then a Urifos sachet. Still plagued by the gut ache, and ' ball-ache ' . I have consulted privately, top sports urologist in London, who said I need to be 'aggressive 'with treatment, take Ciprofloxacin, Tamsulosin and Atrhotec. Having a very active lifestyle, ( well previously anyway !) , as a farmer , being a keen cyclist, and being 66 years old, and having seen mixed reviews of the Cipro treatment, I decided I would not take that course. Of course with the pandemic, its very difficult to get more imaging and diagnosis. So, I'm inclined to go private. It seems very difficult to get a proper diagnosis, and develop a treatment plan for this. But I am interested in what seems a causal link between bad cycle saddles, poorly designed clothing, and whether the perineal area, bulbar uretha and its tissue, can become inflamed, lead to infection, and this infection can migrate to the prostate. More later!