Dumfries branch of S.E.R.C.
Dumfries branch of S.E.R.C.

How to calculate your speed, mileage etc

You can use the old faithful method, or you can use the downloadable chart below .

60 ÷ speed x distance = time in minutes,

km and speed calculator
use this download to work out your times in minutes
mileage and speed calculator.xls
Microsoft Excel sheet [37.0 KB]

Speed Categories


Pleasure Ride- 8kph – 11kph

Training Ride-minimum speed of 9kph (no upper limit)


Competitive Rides


Completion- 9kph (this means if you haven’t achieved a speed category you can still complete the ride and gain km’s at 9kph)


Speed Category 3 (SC 3) - 9.5km – 10.99kph


Speed Category 2 (SC 2) -11kph – 12.99kph


Speed Category 1 (SC 1) – 13kph +



Gold, Silver and Bronze rosettes will be awarded in each speed category as follows:


 Gold = 0 penalty points


 Silver = 1 - 2 penalty points


 Bronze = 3 - 4 penalty points


 Completion = 5 - 9 penalty points


Elimination = 10 + penalty points




Please refer to the rule book for how penalties are applied.




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