- Dec 9, 2009
- Reaction score
- Lincolnshire UK
On my 36 inch wheel, direct drive (no gears), I can average around 10 mph (16 kph) on tarmac for a reasonably sustained period. Peak speed is around 16 mph for me, but I've seen people go faster on smaller wheels.Off topic but 20 or 30 miles on a unicycle… blimey. How long does it take you to do these distances?
My longest ride without a dismount (deliberate or otherwise) was just over 31 miles/50 km. and somewhere around 3 hours.
I'm 59 and not as fast as I was, and certainly not as fast as the real keen beans out there. My best ever was 12.95 miles in an elapsed hour. I used to know someone who was part of a group that did Lands End to John o'Groats in somewhere between a week and a fortnight.