What avg speed on a flat road?

Bwgan
Bwgan Posts: 389
edited January 2013 in Road beginners
Just wondering what others are doing? Usually cruise along at 22 mph
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  • Mikey23
    Mikey23 Posts: 5,306
    Don't have flat roads in Cornwall ...
  • CiB
    CiB Posts: 6,098
    104.
  • smidsy
    smidsy Posts: 5,273
    How far?

    Our club training rides aim to keep around a 25mph average on flat terrain and they cover circa 60 miles.
    Yellow is the new Black.
  • danowat
    danowat Posts: 2,877
    real speed + 25% :lol:
  • defycomp2
    defycomp2 Posts: 252
    Like Mikey said the flat roads here in Cornwall are all about 1:10, although there is a flatter bit on the new A30.
    Summer - Giant Defy Composite 2 (Force 22) (retd)
    Cannondale Synapse Sram Red ETap
    Winter - Boardman CX Team (Rival X1 Hyd)
  • elderone
    elderone Posts: 1,410
    Not much flat road around here but i usually cruise at about 22-23mph on flatbits.
    Dulce et decorum est Pro patria mori
  • vs4b
    vs4b Posts: 257
    At least 40 at all times
  • ShutUpLegs
    ShutUpLegs Posts: 3,522
    Bwgan wrote:
    Just wondering what others are doing? Usually cruise along at 22 mph

    How are you recording/ measuring this :?:
  • Bwgan
    Bwgan Posts: 389
    ShutUpLegs wrote:
    Bwgan wrote:
    Just wondering what others are doing? Usually cruise along at 22 mph

    How are you recording/ measuring this :?:

    Just by looking at my speedo and making sure I stay at 21-22mph
  • Bwgan
    Bwgan Posts: 389
    smidsy wrote:
    How far?

    Our club training rides aim to keep around a 25mph average on flat terrain and they cover circa 60 miles.

    Is that sticking close together?
  • CiB wrote:
    104.

    105
  • smidsy
    smidsy Posts: 5,273
    Bwgan wrote:
    smidsy wrote:
    How far?

    Our club training rides aim to keep around a 25mph average on flat terrain and they cover circa 60 miles.

    Is that sticking close together?

    Group riding, yes.
    Yellow is the new Black.
  • ShutUpLegs
    ShutUpLegs Posts: 3,522
    Bwgan wrote:
    ShutUpLegs wrote:
    Bwgan wrote:
    Just wondering what others are doing? Usually cruise along at 22 mph

    How are you recording/ measuring this :?:

    Just by looking at my speedo and making sure I stay at 21-22mph

    How long is the Strava segment :?:
  • sub55
    sub55 Posts: 1,025
    Bwgan wrote:
    ShutUpLegs wrote:
    Bwgan wrote:
    Just wondering what others are doing? Usually cruise along at 22 mph

    How are you recording/ measuring this :?:

    Just by looking at my speedo and making sure I stay at 21-22mph

    for how long
    constantly reavalueating the situation and altering the perceived parameters accordingly
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,344
    18milesperhour.tumblr.com - copy/paste into your search bar - no http//etc etc for some inexplicable reason.

    Click on 'Universal truths of cycling'

    - maybe then speed won't be such an obsession.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • sub55 wrote:
    Bwgan wrote:
    ShutUpLegs wrote:
    Bwgan wrote:
    Just wondering what others are doing? Usually cruise along at 22 mph

    How are you recording/ measuring this :?:

    Just by looking at my speedo and making sure I stay at 21-22mph

    for how long

    It really doesn't matter. You only have to stop once and that can knock 5mph off the average.
  • rolf_f
    rolf_f Posts: 16,015
    18milesperhour.tumblr.com - copy/paste into your search bar - no http//etc etc for some inexplicable reason.

    Click on 'Universal truths of cycling'

    - maybe then speed won't be such an obsession.

    Nothing there to click on - just pages of blogs in an over-minimalist style!
    Faster than a tent.......
  • CiB wrote:
    104.

    105

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  • CiB wrote:
    104.

    105

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  • Bwgan
    Bwgan Posts: 389
    Cheers for all the useful responses guys
  • I aim for 25-30 in good form (which is eluding me currently :lol:) on a good day, but I specialise in short distances. ;)
  • ShutUpLegs
    ShutUpLegs Posts: 3,522
    A mile?
  • Go easy; I'm not that good. ;)
  • alihisgreat
    alihisgreat Posts: 3,872
    Bwgan wrote:
    Cheers for all the useful responses guys

    if you ask a stupid question then expect stupid responses :lol:
  • nolight
    nolight Posts: 261
    Title says avg speed but then asks for cruising speed. So not sure what you wants If you are cruising at 22mph then obviously your avg speed will be lower ?
  • Bwgan
    Bwgan Posts: 389
    Please excuse my 'beginner' mistake!!!
  • briantrumpet
    briantrumpet Posts: 17,906
    I aim for 25-30 in good form (which is eluding me currently :lol:) on a good day, but I specialise in short distances. ;)
    I don't set out to complete a certain ride at 18mph or 21mph or whatever, and I certainly don't stare at the average speed measurement on my computer as I am going. I don't claim that 'my average speed is...'.
  • Mikey23
    Mikey23 Posts: 5,306
    If the op cares to check back through the numerous average speed threads on this forum over the last few months, he will probably see why some of the responses appear jaundiced and sarcastic!
  • simon_masterson
    simon_masterson Posts: 2,740
    edited January 2013
    I aim for 25-30 in good form (which is eluding me currently :lol:) on a good day, but I specialise in short distances. ;)
    I don't set out to complete a certain ride at 18mph or 21mph or whatever, and I certainly don't stare at the average speed measurement on my computer as I am going. I don't claim that 'my average speed is...'.

    You have too much time on your hands! ;)

    But the OP doesn't seem to be interested in actual average speed, so I gave the number I hope to see (i.e. 'actual' speed, not 'average') when I look down as I cycle along on a flat road.
  • DavidJB
    DavidJB Posts: 2,019
    Normally around 32MPH on the flat for 100 miles.