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average speed

Discussion in 'Touring and Adventure Cycling' started by rikgrimsby, 11 May 2008.

  1. rikgrimsby

    rikgrimsby New Member

    whats peoples av speed when touring or just a long day ride?
  2. jags

    jags Veteran

    on a fully loaded touring bike i reckon no more than 12mph
  3. palinurus

    palinurus Guru

    Similar here. 12-14 mph, depending on terrain.
  4. piedwagtail91

    piedwagtail91 Über Member

    usually 14 - 14.5mph.
  5. thePig

    thePig New Member

    Most of my tours are in mountainous areas (alps or pyrenees). On loaded touring bikes I normally average 10-11mph.

    Although I never ride at the average speed. I either go at 4mph or 30mph.
  6. vernon

    vernon Harder than Ronnie Pickering

    Meanwood, Leeds
    Touring up to100km 10-12 mph

    Day rides up to 200km 12 - 14 mph
  7. OP

    rikgrimsby New Member

    yeh sounds about rite for me aswell i did 63miles on a bikeathon 2day and the av was 12.3mph
  8. OP

    rikgrimsby New Member

    and it was HOT and very hilly.you know where you get a hill and its a big one and you say to yoir self f*****g hill,and when you get up it and turn a corner theres another,well it was like that up and donw for about 10miles.
    i hate hills.............
  9. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    warp factor 6...that's about 15 mph
  10. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    I do 50 - 80 miles a day and the speed just varies depending on the weather(get it over with or don't overheat), great scenery(go slow, look around a lot and visit churches etc) and the terrain.
  11. I'm not really sure. I never pay much attention to the computer when I'm touring.
  12. ransos

    ransos Legendary Member

    I reckon to do 13-14mph. I base my distances on 10mph, which then allows for plenty of stops.
  13. Cycling Naturalist

    Cycling Naturalist Legendary Member

    I did 52 miles yesterday pottering round a flat part of Cheshire admiring the view. I averaged 14.8 but reckon that if I was carrying a load in cold hilly conditions, it would be an awful lot less.
  14. Regulator

    Regulator Not a SPM snowflake.

    Depending on how lumpy it is, I tend to average 12-15 mph when touring. However, I'm a relatively 'light tourer' (despite being a fat bugger) as I tend to only use two panniers and a bar bag. This helps keep the average speed up.
  15. Tail End Charlie

    Tail End Charlie Guru

    I only average around 10 mph when touring, that's riding time and does not include stops.