Trail Guide - Description of Difficulty

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Most trails have a colour guide applied to them,and they can be a useful guide. However, It takes local knowledge to get the best out of your ride.

Our bike rental team knows exactly which is the best trail in accordance with your physical condition and your stamina.

Trail colour guide ...

  • Suitable for

    Non-cyclists and families, children aged 4 or above riding solo, bikes with child seats or trailers, touring bikes, bikes for those with disabilities.

    Trail type

    Rail trails, towpaths, reservoir trails, estate or forestry tracks, traffic-quiet roads, and those regulated by bylaws or other restrictions.

    Gradient

    Shallow climbs and descents capable of being ridden by children and non fit adults.
  • Suitable for

    Occasional cyclists with some experience of road use or easy trails, reasonably fit families, children aged 10 or above riding solo, suitable for mountain bikes, hybrids or robust touring bikes.

    Trail type

    As 'Easy' plus bridleways and byways and un-surfaced unclassified roads. Lightly trafficked lanes.

    Gradient

    Shallow/moderate climbs with short sections of steeper climbs which may have to be walked.
  • Suitable for

    Regular cyclists with experience of moderate trails suitable for off-road quality mountain bikes.

    Trail type

    Any usable trail with pushing or portage unlikely to exceed 2% of total distance.

    Gradient

    A wide range of climbs and descents of a challenging nature.
  • Suitable for

    Expert mountain bikers who will expect and relish technical challenges.

    Trail type

    Any. But with the expectation of technical riding which could include unforgiving terrain, severe climbs and descents, or considerable distances.

    Gradient

    Any rideable or usable gradient. May include 'drop offs'.
  • Individuals, families and small groups may want to look at our self guided rides, with routes ranging from easy to hard. We have mapped and researched several routes to recommend to you taking in the finest scenery and best tracks and trails. We provide you with transportation to the drop off point, collection at the end of the ride, maps and descriptions bikes, refreshments and back up support.
    If you are a group of friends or belonging to an organisation we can organise guided group rides , with qualified guides, bike hire and transportation. Or maybe you are cycling alone and need that extra support, guidance and transportation? We help you choose the type of ride according to the groups skills, experience, fitness levels and weather condition .