My first 10+ miles

ejectseat

New Member
I have just started to ride for fitness,

I have posted this info on a welcome thread but, not my own

By the way, this is my second proper ride out,

11miles, 54.31mins, 12mph avg, 30.5mph top, a couple of very long inclines but, no big hills.
 

Benthedoon

Well-Known Member
Location
Colchester
Keep up the good work.
I too recently started cycling for fitness/ weight loss and I'm loving it, at the start 10 miles was daunting but already (after just a couple of months) 20 is a sensible option for a Sunday morning.

Recovery time is down from 36 hours to about 10 minutes too.
 

Barbelier

Senior Member
Well done - a very good start.

It gets easier the more you do, although you'll want to go further, faster and attack some of those big hills as you get stronger!
 
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ejectseat

New Member
Thanks for the positive remarks, goes a long way to keeping a eye on the next target distance,

15 or 20 or 25 or 30, who knows?
 

ramses

Active Member
Location
Bournemouth
;) Great start, keep up the good work and watch you average speed climb up.;)
 

Banjo

Fuelled with Jelly Babies
Location
South Wales
Well Done

Nice one.Keep putting the miles in and you will be doing longer/ faster before long.

Dont overlook the need for rest days,do too much and your times will start deteriorating.
 

battered

Guru
Good stuff. I'm sure you can do 15 or 20. Next week, how about having a 2 minute stop for a drink, see how you feel and go round again? If it takes you more than a day to recover, back off a bit, if not then carry on.
 

BrumJim

Forum Stalwart (won't take the hint and leave...)
Next aim is to get fit enough to join us on a North Worcestershire ride, starting in Halesowen. 25 miles, fairly slow, but a lot of hills, usually. And a bacon butty stop if I get my way....
 
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ejectseat

New Member
Thanks again for the positive comments,

I am going to do the same circuit a few times to improve speed and fitness, I think,

I may have to change my grips and saddle as my hands start to tingle around 3/4 distance and I had a wierd feeling in me tackle but, only for 15 seconds when I stopped for a drink.
 

photography27

Active Member
Location
Swansea
well done for starting to cycle, it does get addictive after a while lol.
i started on a mtb doing 6 miles to work, avg speed was 10-12 mph, but now i have a road bike and avg speed is now between 15-19mph depending on headwind.
there is agreat satisfaction in cycling, passing all the car drivers just sat in their tin box's while you just amble pass them!!!
 
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