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Whats the fastest you've been on a bike?

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by andyfromotley, 5 Jun 2008.

  1. andyfromotley

    andyfromotley New Member

    Otley, west yorks
    and where if you want.

    43 MPH ...road down into asquith...... fine until i realiased i had no helmet on!

  2. Joe24

    Joe24 More serious cyclist than Bonj

    44mph down a hill on my first ever club ride. Want to do that hill again, i know how to go down it faster know;)
  3. Trillian

    Trillian New Member

    38mph on a mountain bike,

    not sure about the road bike, but its got to be close :biggrin:
  4. LLB

    LLB Guest

    42mph off Leckhampton Hill, but the road has a blind bend in it and then runs into a 30mph limit which resembles the Himalayas :biggrin:
  5. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    63 km on a MTB in Spain on a dodgy road with a very steep hill and no helmet!

    Have probably been faster on a roadbike in my youth, but didn't have a speedo then!
  6. OP

    andyfromotley New Member

    Otley, west yorks
    GRRRRRRR whats that in real money?
  7. HJ

    HJ Cycling in Scotland

    Auld Reekie
    Why were you worried about not having a helmet on? Above 12 mph it make little or no difference. RLJ is far more dangerous...
  8. OP

    andyfromotley New Member

    Otley, west yorks
    There are no lights on that road.....................
  9. dodgy

    dodgy Veteran

    According to Sporttracks, 39mph going down the Horseshoe Pass in North Wales, surprised it wasn't higher to be honest. I've recorded higher speeds in my reckless youth flying down roads such as Winnats Pass on the MTB, but no evidence for that I'm afraid (pre mobile phones, pre sat nav, ah....bliss :biggrin: ).

  10. Odyssey

    Odyssey New Member

    I just broke my speed record the other day (although I haven't had a computer for long). 43mph on a mountain bike down the biggest, baddest hill I could find. Couldn't stop at the bottom though and missed my turn off.

    I thought I had a contender of a hill today but it was disapointing. 37.5 into a mild head wind :biggrin:

    I'm eager to get on a road bike now and break the 45mph barrier, but I don't think I'll be happy until I reach 50. I know a hill that might do it, but I'm not convinced that stopping before the t-junction at the bottom is even possible at those speeds.
  11. OP

    andyfromotley New Member

    Otley, west yorks
    It's that attitude that made britian great sir.Hit the 50 then worry about the t junction. With luck you wont catch mrsa during your hospital stay. Good luck.

    Video it will you?
  12. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Legendary Member

    There's a hill up the Lickeys that isn't steep, bt a combination I think of a good road surface and length means that I can hit 40 on it on my hybrid every time.

    My fastest was the same stretch on an MTB tandem. It was around 46-47, and felt surprisingly safe.
  13. monnet

    monnet Über Member

    83k (just over 50mph) coming off Harris End with a tailwind - all was well until I remembered that it's an unfenced road and sheep have a habit of wandering out to scare the bejesus out of cyclists.
  14. byegad

    byegad Guru

    NE England
    47mph with my backside 8" off the ground is WAY fast! Trice QNT dropping down to Shaftoe House past Whitworth House outside Spennymoor. It curves a bit and is breathtaking to ride and reasonably safe as there are no junctions.
  15. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    200 pesatos!

    Divide by eight, multiply by five! C'mon, quickly! :biggrin:

    39.14637 mph. (it sounds more impressive in km).