Our Calorie Calculator estimates how many Calories you will burn using Metabolic Equivalent (MET) values from Compendium of Physical Activities. The Compendium idenitifes the relative energy cost of undertaking various activities compared with doing nothing. We then combine this with your weight and the estimated duration of the activity, taking into account the length of the route and the hills involved, to estimate the total Calories burned.
When selecting an Activity setting, select the speed you would normally travel at on flat ground.
Please remember, the estimated number of Calories is just a guide and the actual number of Calories burned may vary depending on other factors such as weather and terrain.
This route can be downloaded in the following formats (click to download):
A circular route that shows the two quietest routes from Harwich to Colchester or vice versa, avoiding the busy A120. These routes are recommended for cycle-tourists going to and from the port of Harwich. Some sections of these routes are fast or busy with cars, so please take care. Will Bramhill's personal favourite is the route to the north: from Mistley to Bradfield you can also divert to follow the river if you choose. Find out more about Colchester at colchester-cycling.org.uk. Some members of Colchester Cycling Campaign offer accommodation as part of warmshowers.org
Please be careful to observe all signs for rights of way when following other people's routes, as we cannot guarantee that they do not cross private or hazardous land.
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