Ride Grading

Use our simple grading system to identify which challenge on our leisurely-to-expert scale is perfect for you.

Leisurely

Less than 40 miles per day, fairly flat throughout, few climbs, no long or steep hill climbs.

A relaxed experience. Suitable for novices and near novices with a reasonable level of fitness and experienced cyclists who prefer a leisurely style of riding.

Sound perfect for you? Take a look at these escapes:

Leisurely

Moderate

30 to 45 miles per day, potentially with some hills, but few of which that are long or steep.

Still relaxed and leisurely but less flat with more undulating terrain and one or more moderately intense hill climbs each day. Suitable for active novices and near-novices with a good level of fitness and experienced cyclists for whom a totally flat ride is not exciting or challenging enough.

Sound perfect for you? Take a look at these escapes:

Moderate

Heart-raising

35 to 60 miles per day, multiple hill climbs or a long distance (never both at this level), physically challenging.

A more intense physical challenge. Either varied elevation throughout with multiple hill climbs, some steep over distances of up to 40 miles per day. Or limited climbing but riding longer distances of up to 60 miles per day. Suitable for confident and capable cyclists who have previously completed full day cycle rides and climbed multiple hills in a day.

Sound perfect for you? Take a look at these escapes:

Heart-raising

Challenging

50 to 80 miles per day, regular and long hill climbs (some steep) and fairly long distances, challenging to any cyclist.

Designed to be a challenging but achievable ride for the experienced cyclist. Multiple challenging climbs, some of them steep. Suitable for experienced riders who have either already completed or are capable of completing a Heart-Raising (Level 3) ride and want to push themselves to the next level. Some training and preparation recommended.

Sound perfect for you? Take a look at these escapes:

Challenging

Expert

More than 70 miles per day, for fit, highly experienced cyclists and sportive riders only.

Not for the faint hearted. Suitable for very fit cyclists who love to push themselves. Significant training and preparation recommended.

Sound perfect for you? We are not currently running any Expert grade rides. Please check back for more details.