Cycle challenge and time?
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I'm a runner,. 5k takes me 22:30 min. I'm super fit, but I'm riding 75miles for PilgrimsHospice, I don't know what my speed is, or will be. It won't be super fast. But I will be average on the ride I think as I'm not bike fit. How long roughly is a guesstimate that an average person can cycle 75miles at a steady pace. No long breaks. Anyone care to guess how long this ought to take me to finish?
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If you are fairly fit then you should be able to up that speed a bit.
I'm marathon training so doing the same as you, with long runs at the moment.
Good luck with your cycle.
Most women cyclists ride sportives at about 11 to 13 miles per hour. My advice would be to get some miles in, learn what it feels like to do 30+ miles. Practice your nutrition and hydration to avoid bonking.
If you haven't done that kind of distance before, pace yourself and plan to finish, rather than worry too much about your time.
I cycle to work almost every day (7.5 miles each way) on a mountain bike. I run 10k a couple of times a week and regularly do circuit-training/strength classes at my local gym. I don't consider myself super-fit but I'm "competent".
That being said ... I did some distance for the first time last year on a road bike. My first few times out I only did 15miles or so, and I was SORE - in places you don't want to think about (in spite of regular mountain-bike riding). So even if you think you're really fit and are sure your legs can take it, I can't recommend strongly enough getting some miles in on a bike like the one you'll be using on the day.
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