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20 mile 32.2km cycle time gym

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    Registered Users Posts: 292 ✭✭ pj12332


    Hi all,

    I have turned to cycling to try and increase my fitness and lose a few pounds after Ben Dunne have taken the boxing bags out of their gyms. My question is what is a good time to cycle 20 miles on a bike in the gym? I'm only new to this and don't have much interest at the moment cycling outside. I'm aware it would be a lot more difficult outside with the terrain and weather conditions etc. But just to gauge my progress I would like to have something realistic to aim for in the gym. I have done the 20 miles four times now in the gym and my best time is 55 minutes and 20 seconds. That was flat out on lowest resistance. Is that a good time? Has anyone any tips on how to improve on it. I'm a 26 year old male in decent enough shape but am am aiming to lose a stone.

    Thanks for any input.


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  • All gym bikes will be different. I suggest you stick with the same one and simply see how much you can improve on where you are now.

    1 hour sessions at relatively high intensity will soon show some benefits.




  • Beasty wrote: »
    All gym bikes will be different. I suggest you stick with the same one and simply see how much you can improve on where you are now.

    1 hour sessions at relatively high intensity will soon show some benefits.

    Hi thanks for the reply. Yes I use the same bike. Can you tell me time wise if that's OK? Or would you know?




  • If it was on a par with something like the Wattbike (I have one of them at home - they are calibrated and a close reflection on real effort), I would hope to be getting an average of 38-40+km in an hour in an all-out effort. That would be 20 miles in 48-50 mins or so. Your speed is maybe 35 km/h which is absolutely fine for a beginner

    You improve it by repeating the effort, making sure you give yourself a day or two to recover

    If you are looking to do some real cycling though that's very different. You need to get out on the road and learn to cope with hills and the wind




  • Put a bit of resistance on the bike the odd time,get them legs working.

    swap between the sit down bit and the sit on bike in Ben dunnes.

    i used too whack the sit on bike up too level 25 too get the legs pumping and end up like nigara falls in West Point



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