Enter the total cycling distance (miles) and the average cycling speed (mph) into the Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Cycling Time. 

Cycling Time Formula

CT = CD / CS


  • CT is the Cycling Time (hours)
  • CD is the total cycling distance (miles)
  • CS is the average cycling speed (mph)

To calculate Cycling Time, divide the cycling distance by the average cycling speed.

How to Calculate Cycling Time?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Cycling Time.

  1. First, determine the total cycling distance (miles). 
  2. Next, determine the average cycling speed (mph). 
  3. Next, gather the formula from above = CT = CD / CS.
  4. Finally, calculate the Cycling Time.
  5. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem : 

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

total cycling distance (miles) = 30

average cycling speed (mph) = 15


How do I improve my average cycling speed?

Improving your average cycling speed can be achieved through consistent training, interval workouts, strength training, and ensuring your bike is properly tuned and fitted to your body. Additionally, focusing on your cycling technique and posture can also help increase speed.

What factors can affect my cycling time?

Several factors can affect your cycling time, including weather conditions, the type of terrain (flat, hilly, mountainous), your fitness level, the bike you’re using, and even your nutrition and hydration levels during the ride.

Is it more efficient to cycle at a steady pace or to use intervals?

Both methods have their benefits. Cycling at a steady pace is good for building endurance and fat burning, while intervals can improve your speed and cardiovascular fitness. Many cyclists use a combination of both in their training.

How often should I calculate my cycling power to weight ratio?

Calculating your cycling power to weight ratio can be especially useful when preparing for races or monitoring your training progress. It’s a good idea to calculate it periodically, such as every few months, to see how your performance is improving over time.