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? “My favourite right now is a long ride into Kent. From Spitalfields, head to Tower Bridge, down Jamaica Rd, through Greenwich Park and Bromley, then into Hayes. You get some amazing views riding along the tops of the rolling hills there. It’s absolutely essential that you stop at Westerham Cyclery for their massive mugs of tea and legendary carrot cake.”
How long? “It’s about 90km there and back, and takes me four hours. Luckily, that big mug of tea and cake is at almost exactly half way through the ride, and breaks it up nicely.”
With what? “With the weather like it is, a Rapha Classic Wind Jacket (£140) comes in really handy. It’s very lightweight and warm, and will keep that cold wind off you. If the weather gets slightly better, it packs down really small. Super handy to have with you on any ride, really.”
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