20k Times

Cycling Standards By Age And Ability

What is a good 20k time?

A good 20k time is 43:26. This is the average 20k time across all ages and genders.

Male 20k Cycling Times

A good 20k time for a man is 41:32. This is the average 20k time across men of all ages.

Average 20k ride time by age and ability

Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite
10 01:04:22 55:39 49:42 45:28 42:24
15 55:42 48:10 43:01 39:21 36:41
20 53:47 46:30 41:32 38:00 35:26
25 53:47 46:30 41:32 38:00 35:26
30 53:47 46:30 41:32 38:00 35:26
35 54:06 46:46 41:46 38:13 35:38
40 55:30 47:59 42:51 39:12 36:33
45 57:47 49:58 44:37 40:49 38:04
50 01:00:18 52:08 46:34 42:36 39:43
55 01:03:02 54:30 48:41 44:32 41:31
60 01:06:03 57:06 51:00 46:39 43:30
65 01:09:21 59:58 53:33 48:59 45:41
70 01:13:00 01:03:07 56:22 51:34 48:05
75 01:18:00 01:07:27 01:00:14 55:06 51:23
80 01:26:03 01:14:24 01:06:26 01:00:47 56:40
85 01:38:56 01:25:32 01:16:23 01:09:53 01:05:10
90 02:00:47 01:44:26 01:33:16 01:25:19 01:19:33
Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite
10 18.6 21.6 24.1 26.4 28.3
15 21.5 24.9 27.9 30.5 32.7
20 22.3 25.8 28.9 31.6 33.9
25 22.3 25.8 28.9 31.6 33.9
30 22.3 25.8 28.9 31.6 33.9
35 22.2 25.7 28.7 31.4 33.7
40 21.6 25.0 28.0 30.6 32.8
45 20.8 24.0 26.9 29.4 31.5
50 19.9 23.0 25.8 28.2 30.2
55 19.0 22.0 24.7 26.9 28.9
60 18.2 21.0 23.5 25.7 27.6
65 17.3 20.0 22.4 24.5 26.3
70 16.4 19.0 21.3 23.3 25.0
75 15.4 17.8 19.9 21.8 23.4
80 13.9 16.1 18.1 19.7 21.2
85 12.1 14.0 15.7 17.2 18.4
90 9.9 11.5 12.9 14.1 15.1
Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite
10 11.6 13.4 15.0 16.4 17.6
15 13.4 15.5 17.3 18.9 20.3
20 13.9 16.0 18.0 19.6 21.0
25 13.9 16.0 18.0 19.6 21.0
30 13.9 16.0 18.0 19.6 21.0
35 13.8 15.9 17.9 19.5 20.9
40 13.4 15.5 17.4 19.0 20.4
45 12.9 14.9 16.7 18.3 19.6
50 12.4 14.3 16.0 17.5 18.8
55 11.8 13.7 15.3 16.7 18.0
60 11.3 13.1 14.6 16.0 17.1
65 10.8 12.4 13.9 15.2 16.3
70 10.2 11.8 13.2 14.5 15.5
75 9.6 11.1 12.4 13.5 14.5
80 8.7 10.0 11.2 12.3 13.2
85 7.5 8.7 9.8 10.7 11.4
90 6.2 7.1 8.0 8.7 9.4
Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite
10 89 113 137 162 186
15 112 145 180 216 249
20 119 155 193 232 269
25 119 155 193 232 269
30 119 155 193 232 269
35 118 154 191 229 265
40 113 146 182 217 251
45 106 136 168 200 231
50 98 126 155 184 211
55 92 117 143 169 193
60 85 108 131 154 176
65 79 99 120 141 161
70 73 91 110 129 146
75 66 82 99 114 129
80 58 71 84 97 109
85 48 58 68 78 87
90 37 45 52 58 65
Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite
10 462 552 646 739 827
15 552 676 808 940 1067
20 578 713 856 1001 1140
25 578 713 856 1001 1140
30 578 713 856 1001 1140
35 574 707 848 991 1128
40 554 680 813 946 1075
45 526 641 761 882 998
50 499 603 712 821 925
55 473 568 666 763 857
60 449 534 622 710 793
65 426 503 582 660 733
70 404 473 543 613 678
75 378 439 500 560 616
80 346 396 446 494 539
85 309 348 386 422 456
90 269 297 324 349 371

Female 20k Cycling Times

A good 20k time for a woman is 50:12. This is the average 20k time across women of all ages.

Average 20k ride time by age and ability

Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite
10 01:24:07 01:11:01 01:02:33 56:44 52:37
15 01:13:33 01:02:06 54:42 49:37 46:00
20 01:07:58 57:23 50:32 45:50 42:30
25 01:07:30 56:59 50:12 45:32 42:13
30 01:07:31 57:00 50:13 45:32 42:14
35 01:08:10 57:33 50:42 45:59 42:38
40 01:09:46 58:54 51:53 47:03 43:38
45 01:12:26 01:01:10 53:52 48:52 45:18
50 01:16:25 01:04:31 56:49 51:32 47:47
55 01:21:10 01:08:32 01:00:21 54:45 50:46
60 01:26:34 01:13:05 01:04:23 58:23 54:08
65 01:32:44 01:18:17 01:08:57 01:02:33 58:00
70 01:39:50 01:24:17 01:14:14 01:07:20 01:02:26
75 01:48:08 01:31:18 01:20:25 01:12:56 01:07:38
80 01:59:22 01:40:47 01:28:46 01:20:30 01:14:39
85 02:18:33 01:56:58 01:43:01 01:33:27 01:26:39
90 02:53:34 02:26:32 02:09:04 01:57:04 01:48:33
Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite
10 14.3 16.9 19.2 21.1 22.8
15 16.3 19.3 21.9 24.2 26.1
20 17.7 20.9 23.7 26.2 28.2
25 17.8 21.1 23.9 26.4 28.4
30 17.8 21.1 23.9 26.4 28.4
35 17.6 20.8 23.7 26.1 28.1
40 17.2 20.4 23.1 25.5 27.5
45 16.6 19.6 22.3 24.6 26.5
50 15.7 18.6 21.1 23.3 25.1
55 14.8 17.5 19.9 21.9 23.6
60 13.9 16.4 18.6 20.6 22.2
65 12.9 15.3 17.4 19.2 20.7
70 12.0 14.2 16.2 17.8 19.2
75 11.1 13.1 14.9 16.5 17.7
80 10.1 11.9 13.5 14.9 16.1
85 8.7 10.3 11.6 12.8 13.8
90 6.9 8.2 9.3 10.3 11.1
Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite
10 8.9 10.5 11.9 13.1 14.2
15 10.1 12.0 13.6 15.0 16.2
20 11.0 13.0 14.8 16.3 17.5
25 11.0 13.1 14.9 16.4 17.7
30 11.0 13.1 14.9 16.4 17.7
35 10.9 13.0 14.7 16.2 17.5
40 10.7 12.7 14.4 15.8 17.1
45 10.3 12.2 13.8 15.3 16.5
50 9.8 11.6 13.1 14.5 15.6
55 9.2 10.9 12.4 13.6 14.7
60 8.6 10.2 11.6 12.8 13.8
65 8.0 9.5 10.8 11.9 12.9
70 7.5 8.8 10.0 11.1 11.9
75 6.9 8.2 9.3 10.2 11.0
80 6.2 7.4 8.4 9.3 10.0
85 5.4 6.4 7.2 8.0 8.6
90 4.3 5.1 5.8 6.4 6.9
Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite
10 48 63 77 92 106
15 59 78 98 118 138
20 67 90 114 138 162
25 68 91 116 140 164
30 68 91 116 140 164
35 67 90 113 138 161
40 64 86 109 131 153
45 61 80 101 122 142
50 56 73 92 110 127
55 51 66 82 98 113
60 46 60 74 87 100
65 42 54 66 77 88
70 38 48 58 68 78
75 34 43 52 60 68
80 30 37 45 51 58
85 25 31 36 41 46
90 19 23 27 31 34
Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite
10 276 330 385 440 492
15 317 389 464 540 612
20 347 433 524 616 704
25 350 438 530 623 713
30 350 437 530 623 712
35 346 431 522 612 700
40 337 418 503 589 671
45 322 397 475 553 628
50 304 370 439 508 574
55 286 344 404 464 520
60 268 319 371 423 471
65 252 296 341 385 427
70 236 275 314 351 386
75 222 255 288 320 349
80 207 235 262 288 312
85 188 210 231 250 268
90 166 182 196 209 221

What do the cycling abilities mean?

Beginner Faster than 5% of cyclists. A beginner cyclist has started cycling and has rode for at least a month.
Novice Faster than 20% of cyclists. A novice cyclist has rode regularly for at least six months.
Intermediate Faster than 50% of cyclists. An intermediate cyclist has rode regularly for at least two years.
Advanced Faster than 80% of cyclists. An advanced cyclist has rode for over five years.
Elite Faster than 95% of cyclists. An elite cyclist has dedicated over five years to become competitive at cycling.

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