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  • druidh
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    Depends on what you are trying to achieve.
    For me, 17 miles is almost a sprint, so I would be aiming to ride faster.17-18 mph is a decent speed for a longer ride.

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    How much climbing in that? TBH its a bit variable unless your taking into account the route / wind / conditions etc.

    As a general average thats 17.3 ish? Not bad, now try doing a 100k and averaging it πŸ™‚ FWIW I’ve just completed my first winter training & ride 3 x per week and am averaging 18.2 over 70k, 18.7 over 50k on a calm sunny day, with about 800m of ascent / descent.

    Premier Icon djflexure
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    Its OK for a casual rider.
    Lots of whippets on here though.

    Rorschach
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    Lots of armchair whippets on here though

    TheDoctor
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    Lots of armchair whippets on here though

    +1

    Should set up a stw strava club and see what people ACTUALLY average!

    Doubt many would sign up though!

    Not really trying to achieve a lot I suppose, just wondering if I was reasonably reasonable! Did pass 3 ‘casual’ looking guys though.
    Not much climbing, just some rises. Fairly calm evening too.
    Ahh well, must try harder!

    foxyrider
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    Climbing will affect it hugely – I usually average 16mph around Dartmoor πŸ˜‰

    LapSteel
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    I average around 13.5 mph 😯

    whatnobeer
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    Should set up a stw strava club and see what people ACTUALLY average!

    There’s one already, hard to believe, eh?

    Premier Icon jam bo
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    Should set up a stw strava club

    There is one.

    TandemJeremy
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    I would say it was fairly quick myself. Not race pace by any means but a decent speed

    TJ, I love you.

    TheDoctor
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    Should set up a stw strava club

    There is one.

    Blimey, so there is!

    Premier Icon djflexure
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    You can also join the monthly STW Endomondo road challenge

    Rochey
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    TBH, it’s up to you, as long as you enjoyed it it OK.

    I did 71 on Sunday with an ave of 19.2. When I’m racing 50/60 miles my ave is around 27/28mph.

    Remember it all about enjoying your riding but riding the road is very different than riding your MTB.

    MrSmith
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    Would you say that was reasonable or do I need to work on it?

    that’s how far you ride to meet people to go for a ride. πŸ™„

    Premier Icon djflexure
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    Rorschach – Member

    Lots of armchair whippets on here though
    I don’t doubt πŸ˜†

    Premier Icon jam bo
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    When I’m racing 50/60 miles my ave is around 27/28mph.

    😯

    Well if you just want to keep your fitness up then thats fine. Go all out next time, see how quick you can do it?

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    Jambo + 1

    *make mental note to ride harder*

    that’s how far you ride to meet people to go for a ride.

    Well I normally travel 35 miles plus to meet my mate for a ride actually. Durr πŸ™„

    atlaz
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    When I’m racing 50/60 miles my ave is around 27/28mph.

    I second the 😯 . VERY impressive speed. Kristian House from Rapha Condor averaged around that on what looks like a time trial over 55km so kudos. Tony Martin managed about 29mph on the TdF final time trial over 43km too.

    So probably worth calling British Cycling ASAP as it looks like you’re up with our best.

    Yeh, but a time trialist isnt sitting behind someone in a bunch.

    stevewhyte
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    Anything over 20mph average is pretty good, and if you can average 15mph for 4 hrs then thats pretty good too.

    To get any better you really have to be training hard, and have a lower BMI than me thats for sure!!!!!

    cynic-al
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    Not bad op.

    As for you druid…I thought you raced? πŸ˜€

    druidh
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    I would race Al, but they’d all pass me when I stop for ice-cream.

    stevewhyte
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    Holy Moley Rochey, can I have your autograph?

    http://velonews.competitor.com/2011/07/news/186088_186088

    PMSL, owned!!!

    I wish i was racing in 1903, i might have had a chance!!!

    Joxster
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    Rule of thumb if it’s flat 25 miles should take an hour, if it’s hilly it should 70 mins

    So, road bike, 17.12 mile ride which I did in 58 mins & some seconds. Would you say that was reasonable or do I need to work on it? Wouldn’t say I was going flat out but had a sweat on. I’m not really a person who ‘trains’ as such but I just like to keep my fitness level up (a bit)
    You may slag me off if you wish.

    Rorschach
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    Andy Wilkinson,who is a local to these parts, averaged 25.2mph….but that was for 12HOURS!!! (thats 302.4miles btw 😯 ).
    It’s unfathomable.

    Joxster
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    @Rorschanch – Wilko is a little bit mad πŸ˜‰

    Rorschach
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    @Joxter-Bollocks,Wilko is loads mad! (and a really nice bloke/legend) πŸ˜€

    cynic-al
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    Great fun Rochey. 19.2 over 72m but up to 27/8 for 50-60? Do you stop for a long cup of tea at mile 61?

    Lots of armchair whippets on here though

    TBH, it’s up to you, as long as you enjoyed it it OK.

    I did 71 on Sunday with an ave of 19.2. When I’m racing 50/60 miles my ave is around 27/28mph.

    Remember it all about enjoying your riding but riding the road is very different than riding your MTB.

    Try setting your computer to the correct wheel size…….

    steve_b77
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    He’s a cyborg I reckon πŸ˜‰

    Premier Icon glenh
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    Geraint Thomas averaged 35.5mph earlier today, so I reckon your 17mph must be a bit lame πŸ˜‰

    Geraint Thomas averaged 35.5mph earlier today, so I reckon your 17mph must be a bit lame
    Mebbe, but he’s not 55 yrs old & at least 2 st overweight like me!

    Rorschach
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    Wilko is a cyborg sent back through time to own people, on a bike with a triple ,after riding to and from where ever the event is ,whilst trying not to break sweat.

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