Grading

Fitness and Skill Grading Chart

There are two separate elements to the grading system, fitness and skill.                                                                                                                         Let us know the level you think you are and we will arrange a trail to suit your ability. 

Fitness Level

  • Level 1: Occasionally cycles at a leisurely pace for 1-2 hours and prefers flat trails with little climbing.
  • Level 2: Cycles more two or more times per week for 2-3 hours and likes rolling trails with some climbs.
  • Level 3: Cycles more than three times per week at a quick pace for 4 hours plus and is capable of riding demanding climbs.
  • Level 4: Fitness fanatic or racer who loves climbing all day on any terrain.

Skill Level

  • Level A: Can cycle a bike but only on smooth paved ground and likes to remain seated at all times.
  • Level B: Can cycle on loose gravel off road trails typically at trail centres but strays away from any demanding terrain such as rocks and roots.
  • Level C: Can cycle on technical off road trails with rocks, roots, steep descents and small drops (less than 2ft) with control and consistency.
  • Level D: Comfortable on extremely technical trails.