Our ride grading scheme

When grading rides we use the following scheme:

  1. Demanding ride. Riders should already have experience of, and be prepared for, distance, hills or a faster pace and, possibly, all three. E.g. Liss or Arundel.
  2. Hilly ride. Involves major hills. E.g. Sustainability Centre or Alresford.
  3. Moderate ride. Not especially long or hilly (but will involve climbs and descents). E.g. Bishop's Waltham.
  4. Flattish ride. Might involve some hills, but not major ones. E.g. Chichester or West Wittering.
  5. Easy ride. Short ride designed for people new to group riding. I.e. one of the monthly easy rides.