RIDE GRADING

Fitness

Here is a brief explanation of our fitness grading system so that you can choose the right mountain biking or cycling route for you.

1 - You do very little biking but some exercise of another kind, you are looking to try a bit of cycling as part of your holiday.

2 - You have a basic level of fitness from taking part in cycling based exercise once or twice a week. You are comfortable riding for a few hours per day on flat terrain.

3 - You cycle regularly and are happy to cycle for half a day on flat terrain with a few hills.

4 - You have a good level of fitness and are comfortable riding for up to 5 hours per day on gently undulating terrain.

5 - You have a good level of fitness and take part in cycling based activities regularly. You're comfortable riding for 6 hours per day on terrain that can include short, steep climbs.

Technical Grading

Here is a brief explanation of our technical grading system so that you can choose the right mountain biking route for you.

Green - Suitable for beginner and novice cyclists and mountain bikers. Biking is on flat and wide trails with no challenging features.

Blue - Suitable for intermediate cyclists and mountain bikers with basic off-road riding skills. Trails may include small obstacles including small rocks and roots. Most gradients are moderate but may be steep in short sections.

Red - Suitable for proficient mountain bikers. Trails can be steep and rough with some technical sections including large rocks and water crossings. Some off-road biking experience is required.

Black - Suitable for very experienced mountain bikers. Trails can be very challenging with steep, technical climbs and descents, rocks, roots and drop offs, some pushing may be required.

 

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