Bicycling is a great exercise to help you lose weight. However, there is a lot of confusing information on calories burned by cycling, so I’ve put together an at-a-glance chart on calories burned from one hour of cycling. Calories burned by cycling depends on a multitude of factors, including your current body weight, cycling speed, terrain (incline), cycling ability, and type of bike (traditional, stationary, recumbent, etc.).
Calories Burned in 1 Hour of Cycling:
|Bike type||Light (10-12 mph)||Moderate (12-14 mph)||Vigorous (14-16 mph)|
|Traditional bike: 180 lb male||490||654||817|
|Stationary bike: 180 lb male||449||572||858|
|Traditional bike: 155 lb female||422||563||704|
|Stationary bike: 155 lb female||387||493||739|
When it comes to calories burned in cycling, here are three generalizations:
- The faster you cycle, the more calories you will burn.
- The more you weigh, the more calories you will burn.
- The steeper the incline, the more calories you will burn.