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Leisure Cycling Grades

Welcome to the official grading page for our leisure cycling holidays, the best place to find out which trips match your cycling ability.

The below grading guidelines have been carefully created based on our many years of cycling experience, as well as customer feedback from our trips. Of course, if you’re still struggling to figure out where you fit on the scale, do feel free to give us a quick call and we’ll be more than happy to help! For more information about our grading system click here

Grade 0 ~ Mellow

For those looking for a very accessible cycling holiday or a really laidback break, mainly on the flat with some gentle slopes. Short distances of between 10-20 miles / 15-35 kms per day allow time to explore other attractions along the way.

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Grade 1 ~ Easy

For the infrequent cyclist mainly on the flat with gentle slopes. Distances of between 15-25 miles / 25-40 kms per day.

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Is this suitable for you?

Maybe you‘re brand new to cycling or keen to give it a go. Perhaps the area you live doesn’t lend itself to novice riders and you’re looking for an opportunity to try some quiet roads or cyclepaths or a more active alternative to your usual holiday. For those new to cycling or looking for a more relaxed trip then we recommend our grade 1 trips.

Grade 2 ~ Gentle

For the leisure cyclist who exercises regularly. Will include some steeper cheeky climbs. Distances of between 20-40 miles / 35-65 kms per day.

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Is this suitable for you?

Although you may not cycle very regularly you keep yourself relatively fit and do enjoy a few hours on your bike now and then. Although your preference is for flatter terrain you don’t mind the occasional steeper climb. If you have all day available to you and you are happy covering up to 40 miles. If this sounds like you then you might enjoy our grade 2 trips.

Grade 3 ~ Moderate

For those who cycle regularly. Includes some steep climbs and distances of between 25-50 miles / 40-80 kms per day.

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Is this suitable for you?

You ride quite regularly and enjoy cycling as one of your forms of exercise. Weekends can occasionally see you spending the day in the saddle exploring routes which take in some steep climbs. If you’re generally fit and manage to ride regularly, this could be the level for you.

Grade 4 ~ Challenging

For regular cyclists who are looking for longer distances of between 40 and 70 miles / 65-120kms per day.

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Is this suitable for you?

As well as keeping a good level of fitness you are also an experienced cyclist and enjoy feeling challenged by some of your days on the bike. You often ride at the weekend and can cover between 40 and 70 miles over a full 8-9 hour day (with breaks). The routes you choose generally include more challenging climbs. Our grade 4 trips should suit you.

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