Top Speed?

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Ricd11, 20 Apr 2010.

  1. Ricd11

    Ricd11 New Member

    Hi all,

    Just wondering what speeds people have done on their bike.

    Cycled up Caerphilly mountain recently and on the way down I fancied seeing how fast I could go - managed 46.6mph according to the speedo. Thats on a tourer with a rack fitted aswell, but my eyes were about to explode (wearing specs not shades), I'm guessing road bikes would go even faster - think that was on the verge of becoming uncomfortable for me as there were a few bends and slower cars!

    Good fun though :evil:

    Rich (I'm a noobie btw)
     
  2. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Location:
    Atop a Ti
    48.4mph on the way back from the Brighton FNRttC.. coming down Devils Dyke.. would have gone faster but had another cyclist just in front of me.
     
  3. Moodyman

    Moodyman Guru

    35.8 mph.

    26 inch wheeled hybrid down a 60mph dual carriageway. Could have gone slightly faster had I not been so cautious around busy traffic.
     
  4. Chrisc

    Chrisc Über Member

    Location:
    Huddersfield
    48mph according to my gps tracker is my quickest downhill, so far...
     
  5. yorkshiregoth

    yorkshiregoth Master of all he surveys

    Location:
    Heathrow
    52mph going down a very long steep hill on Yorkshire. I think I could have gone faster but I chickened out.
     
  6. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    43.5 on mtb (slicks) with panniers. Got spooked by a wandering sheep, so slowed down :evil:
     
  7. OP
    OP
    Ricd11

    Ricd11 New Member

    52mph, i'd definitely be scared haha!
     
  8. HJ

    HJ Cycling in Scotland

    Location:
    Auld Reekie
    Ah let the bragging begin!!

    For me it was 69.4 Km/h (43.1 mph), on a hybrid carry panniers.
     
  9. ASC1951

    ASC1951 Guru

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    88 kph coming down Ventoux.

    Over 80 kph lots of times, including the descent from Fleet Moss to Hawes. The fastest I have done on the fixed is 50 kph - my little legs won't go round any faster than that.
     
  10. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Location:
    oSLo
    Call that bragging! :eek:

    74.8 kph (46.5 mph) on a hybrid carrying panniers on my recent trip to Australia! :smile:

    :laugh:
     
  11. Sam Kennedy

    Sam Kennedy New Member

    Location:
    Newcastle
    41.7mph coming down the Ryals. Now only if I could go half that speed the other way!
     
  12. madguern

    madguern Active Member

    Location:
    Guernsey
    according to my GPS 547mph ! I think there may have been a bug in the software or I got a tow from a jet :-) IN reality 49 mph downhill and 31 mph on the flat.

    Cheers

    Rob
     
  13. rsvdaz

    rsvdaz New Member

    Location:
    Devon
    49.3mph townstall hill, dartmouth
     
  14. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    50mph, down from junction 24, Ainley Top, to Elland.

    Set the speed camera off in 50mph zone
     
  15. GrasB

    GrasB Veteran

    Location:
    Nr Cambridge
    Logs say 51.7mph... more would have come had I not been wearing civvies! At that kinda speed the sightly baggy material pulls you all over the place :laugh:
     
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