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.
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Where to? “It’s not a long one, but the reward at the end is too good to not include. My old commute was from Fitzrovia up to and along the canal in Dalston. Head for The Towpath Café near Kingsland Basin and have the fried eggs on toast – sounds boring, but absolutely worth shouting about. From there, wander down to Broadway Market for a browse, and on the way home do some manly shopping on Lamb’s Conduit St. That’s a decent Saturday morning.”
How long? “It’s only a five miler, so you can do it in half an hour each way, but there’s plenty of stops to keep you happy.”
With what? “SAHN Helmets (£89) strike the right balance between safety and style. We import these from Canada, and I love the silhouette - they won’t make you look silly like most others do. That might sound a little vain, but if it gets people wearing helmets, then I’m OK with that.”
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