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Cycling Burns Calories
If you want to lose weight by cycling see how many calories cycling can burn?

Cycling burns calories, so helps you lose weight.  If you exercise by cycling, then calories will be burned and this can help towards your weight loss goals.  But just how many calories will cycling burn?

Burn Calories by Cycling

by WLR Staff, Adam Vaughan

Cycling is a great exercise to help lose weight and keep fit, and with the associated health benefits that  a cycling workout will give, the calories burned when biking can help you achieve your weight loss goals.

How many calories will cycling burn?

Depending on your weight and exertion level cycling will burn off between 75-670 extra calories* in a half-hour cycle session.

30min Cycling will burn:

  • Recreational, 5mph: 75-155kcal
  • Moderate, 10mph: 190-415kcal
  • Vigorous, 15mph: 300-670kcal

If you are keen to use cycling to burn calories and so lose weight, think about it like this…

A half hour daily cycle trip could burn 11 pounds of extra fat in a year. Because the activity is frequent, the weight is likely to stay off – combine it with a change to a healthier calorie-counted diet and weight loss will be even more effective.

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*Extra calories are those you burn on top of the calories you use for basic day-to-day living. Inputting your exercise into your exercise diary will calculate the number of calories you will burn, based on your weight.

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Useful Links

Why Cycle? - Offers practical advice on bike sizes, comfort and safety

Commuting Cyclists - CTC offers a comprehensive and specialised service for the leisure & commuting cyclist.

The British Cycle Federation - The governing body of cycle sports in the UK. This site offers a comprehensive guide to clubs, affiliated to the BCF, across Britain.

National Cycle Network - A safe, attractive, high-quality network for cyclists. Visit the website for details of how and where to join the network in your area. There are maps for most of the routes available from their online shop.

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