About the Ride Gradings …
Relatively short distances and easy terrain, with no critical time factor. Suitable for the occasional cyclist.
Longer distances with varied terrain. Reliable gears, food, tools and wet weather clothing advisable. Ability to maintain a reasonable speed to meet critical time factors is required.
Long distances and/or difficult terrain. Extensive experience in all aspects of cycling is mandatory. Riders must be able to maintain a good speed throughout the ride.