Last update - 21st May 2014

The 15 activities below are based on the general description of Cycling, click on an item from the list to give a personalised weight based calculation. The calories expended are given for a range of activities from 'bicycling >20 mph, racing, not drafting' to 'cycling, stationary, 50 watts, very light effort'. The burnt calories are based on your weight, the intensity of your activity and the time spent cycling, which is given in the chart below, per hour.

Each Cycling activity can be scaled by duration and your weight, to give a personalised estimate of the energy used, using our free calculator.

Based on the the list of cycling activities, shown below, the average calories burned for an average male, weighing 190 pounds (86 kg) is 707 Calories for one hour of cycling.

The average burnt for an average female, weighing 163 pounds (74 kg) is 606 Calories for one hour of cycling.

The mean calories burned per minute of cycling, based on the list of 15 activities, shown below, for an average male, weighing 190 pounds (86 kg) is 12 Calories per minute.

The average per minute for an average female, weighing 163 pounds (74 kg) is 10 Calories per minute.

The highest number of calories burned for an average person is achieved by bicycling >20 mph, racing, not drafting. For this activity in one hour an average man burns 1,379 Calories, while an average woman in one hour burns 1,183 Calories.

The cycling activity with the lowest calories burnt is cycling, stationary, 50 watts, very light effort, which for an average man in one hour burns 259 Calories, and for an average woman burns 222 Calories.

As previously mentioned the burnt calories will be based mainly on your weight, the intensity of your activity and the length of time. A sedentary man between the ages of 19-30 requires approximately 2500 calories, and a sedentary woman requires approximately 2000 calories, although as your activity levels increase with regular exercise, this requirement will also increase. To personalise the calorific value, click on one of the activities and select your weight and duration to find out how many calories are burned by Cycling.

Calories Burned Cycling Calculator

Calories Burned in one hour of cycling for Average Male (M) and Female (F) (click to personalise).
bicycling 10- 11.9 mph, leisure, slow, light effort - calories  Male=517 kcal, Female=444 kcal.
bicycling 12- 13.9 mph, leisure, moderate effort - calories  Male=689 kcal, Female=591 kcal.
bicycling 14- 15.9 mph, racing or leisure, fast, vigorous effort - calories  Male=862 kcal, Female=739 kcal.
bicycling 16- 19 mph, racing/ not drafting or >19 mph drafting, very fast, racing general - calories  Male=1,034 kcal, Female=887 kcal.
bicycling <10 mph, leisure, to work or for pleasure - calories  Male=345 kcal, Female=296 kcal.
bicycling >20 mph, racing, not drafting - calories  Male=1,379 kcal, Female=1,183 kcal.
bicycling bmx or mountain - calories  Male=733 kcal, Female=628 kcal.
bicycling general - calories  Male=689 kcal, Female=591 kcal.
cycling, stationary, 100 watts, light effort - calories  Male=474 kcal, Female=407 kcal.
cycling, stationary, 150 watts, moderate effort - calories  Male=603 kcal, Female=518 kcal.
cycling, stationary, 200 watts, vigorous effort - calories  Male=905 kcal, Female=776 kcal.
cycling, stationary, 250 watts, very vigorous effort - calories  Male=1,077 kcal, Female=924 kcal.
cycling, stationary, 50 watts, very light effort - calories  Male=259 kcal, Female=222 kcal.
cycling, stationary, general - calories  Male=603 kcal, Female=518 kcal.
unicycling - calories  Male=431 kcal, Female=370 kcal.

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