Our route grading scheme

We use the following scheme to describe each ride's route:

  1. Demanding route. Riders should already have experience of, and be prepared for distance, hills and, probably, both. E.g. Liss or Arundel via Houghton.
  2. Hilly route. Involves major hills. E.g. Sustainability Centre or Alresford.
  3. Moderate route. Not especially long or hilly (but will involve climbs and descents). E.g. Bishop's Waltham.
  4. Flattish route. Might involve some hills, but not major ones. E.g. Chichester or West Wittering.
  5. Short, flat route. Easy route often designed for people new to group riding.