depends entirely on what fitness goal you are trying to achieve. If your goal is to never be able to ride for longer than an hour, then stick to 1hr rides. If your goal is to be able to ride long distances, then 3hr rides are a good (if not slightly ambitious) place to start. Most ride a combination of long/short each week. If your goal is weight loss, then you will only achieve that by a calorie deficit, which usually means eating less, as well as cycling.From a weight loss or fitness point of view is it better to do 3x 1hr rides or 1x 3hr ride. Assuming the same average speed.
I guess I'm asking whether 'binge' cycling is good for you!!
+1lulubel said:Weight loss happens as a result of being in a calorie deficit, not from exercise, so from that point of view, there's no difference.