One of the presents T gave me for Christmas was a Sigma bike computer. This is basically a little contraption that operates like a odometer for your bike, but it also has a stopwatch function and other groovy capabilities.
I used it for the first time today and was pleasantly surprised at the figures it recorded for me.
Ride time: 34.45 min
Distance: 6.05 miles
Average speed: 11.09 mph
Max speed: 19 mph
Ride time: 36.32 min (I had an atrocious knock-me-off-my-bike head wind the whole way)
Distance: 5.90 miles (slightly shorter probably due to the fact Kensington Palace Gardens is shut in the evening so I have to go a different route)
Average speed: 10.34 mph (headwind effect, no doubt, coupled with traffic congestion in Kensington area)
Max speed: 18.6 mph
As someone who likes to keep records of things like this, I can see I’m going to have a lot of fun trying to improve times and speeds over the next few months. Woo-hoo!