11 ways to increase your average speed: training tips and instant gains

When looked at over a period of months, your average speed can tell you a great deal about how you’re improving as a cyclist. Here’s some top tips to increase yours

Male cyclist riding hard to increase his average speed
(Image credit: Future)

From the moment you start riding a mind, one of the first questions to float through everyone’s minds is to wonder how fast you’re going. The good news is that even the most inexpensive cycling computers will show your max, current and average speed as you’re rolling along.

But once you have that information, those questions begin to multiply - how do I compare to other riders? How much faster can I go? In any case, keeping an eye on your average speed is a good gauge of your progress as a cyclist and improving your average speed on a set loop is a cycling goal for many.

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