Just curious about other cyclists speeds!

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by inuke, 24 Feb 2019.

  1. inuke

    inuke Regular

    Hi, Ive been cycling every single day to work (10-15 miles each way) for over 1 year now, it used to be interesting with many other cyclists riding along and at about the same pace as me.

    When I started cycling I was averaging 15mph just like so many other cyclists.

    But sadly (or not) it seems like theres no one I can cycle with on a commuting daily basis anymore, everyone is just too slow for me nowadays, no one ever cycle at my pace which is frustrating in some sense.

    My average speed is 19.88 mph comunting (this is without sweating at all btw)
    My top speed is 68mph on a stretch downhill of my daily comuniting (with traffic) I could go faster without traffic.

    Now the purpose of this thread is Id like to ask other cyclists who ride their bikes daily, what is your average speed (without traffic), and what is your fastest speed you ever cycled?

    Thanks
     
  2. Phaeton

    Phaeton Guru

    Location:
    Oop North (ish)
    Average 10mph & top speed 28mph, do you now feel superior?
     
  3. screenman

    screenman Legendary Member

    I take it you ride a fatbike.
     
  4. Drago

    Drago Flouncing Nobber

    Location:
    Valhalla
    My average is about 52MPH, my top is 670 knots.
     
  5. Threevok

    Threevok President of the Not From Brazil party

    Location:
    South Wales
    I do an 3.5 mile each way commute and average 15mph on a single speed MTB

    Like so many other cyclists I suppose :rolleyes:
     
  6. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Location:
    Peterborough
    It's always a shock when you think you've really improved, upped your speeds and averages...then someone passes you, seemingly with ease.
    I'm long past caring about speed now but between the ages of 45 and 52 ish, I got my average speed up to 18.something mph over 50 mile rides. I was capable then and wanted it..and loved the pushing myself. You're right, at those speeds, you rarely get overtaken by solo riders....but once in a while, like I said, someone rides up to you, chats with no breathlessness, then says...must get on...and rides off Into the distance :whistle:
    Top speed ?...I'm a chicken now, never been over high 30mph anyway theres nothing round here really to allow you to go any faster. I get speed shimmy now as soon as i look at a hill:laugh:
     
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  7. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this....

    Location:
    Ashton-under-Lyne
    I suggest you get your speed recording equipment calibrated. Your stated speeds are suspiciously high, so much so that I question the accuracy.
     
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  8. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy The Monch

    Location:
    Inside my skull
    Slightly faster than @Drago
    I average 54mph and once broke the sound barrier.
     
  9. CarlP

    CarlP There’s no need to live in a pit of doom

    Pah! I did that riding backwards sitting on the handlebars of a Chopper.
     
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  10. Supersuperleeds

    Supersuperleeds Guru

    Location:
    Leicester
    Fixed for you.
     
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  11. Reiver

    Reiver Ribbit, Ribbit.

    calling @blazed
    If this lad is in your area he would have you working for your money.
     
  12. Good job you live n Peterborough then :okay:
     
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  13. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy The Monch

    Location:
    Inside my skull
    I average that pulling a wheelie
     
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  14. Most commuters cyclists go at 15mph :laugh: Id guess at around 10-12mph unless you only commute downhill :rolleyes: Are you sure you are not getting mph mixed up with kph :rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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  15. Drago

    Drago Flouncing Nobber

    Location:
    Valhalla
    Pretty sure I once hit Mach 2, although it was downhill so I'm not sure if that counts. I might have gone a bit quicker but I was on my Raleigh Chopper, rolling a fag, and the girlfriend was riding pillion and fiddling with my loose change, so I was a bit distracted.
     
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