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Duration of cycle ride and calories - how are figures arrived at?

tbs123 30 Sep 19:31  

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No way did that ride take me as long as 3 and half hours! And this figure comes up for calories burnt - based on what assumptions??

My Latest Route: Mar 2009 Wick Coastal Circular via Colworth
happy 01 Oct 06:07  

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Hi tbs123,

It's hard for this to be specific for everyone, as everyone is at different stages of fitness. So the site assumes an average pace of 10mph (while this may seem ridiculously slow to one, may also seem very hard work for another).

Calories burnt is also based on a simple calculation that does not take into account your weight. If however you login and supply your weight, the calculation is a bit more accurate taking into account weight and distance.

Of course, once again, it does not take into account the time you complete the journey as this will change for every cyclist or the average gradient of the cycle.

Hope this helps explain.

Happy

My Latest Route: Oct 2010 Livingston to Ayr Avoiding A71

tbs123 01 Oct 18:02  

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Thanks. I can't find how to add my weight, etc though.

My Latest Route: Mar 2009 Wick Coastal Circular via Colworth

happy 01 Oct 21:15  

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Hi tbs123,

Once you have logged into the forum, click on this link:

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Cheers

Happy

My Latest Route: Oct 2010 Livingston to Ayr Avoiding A71

tbs123 02 Oct 20:36  

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Thanks very much.

My Latest Route: Mar 2009 Wick Coastal Circular via Colworth

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