All rides are classified as Level 2 to 5 according to their difficulty and suitability for different types of riders. The main parameters are the length of the ride, the amount of climbing involved, and the average speed at which the riders will be travelling.
A gentle ride through the north west Essex countryside, taking in some of the areas most attractive places including Thaxted, the Bardfields, Finchingfield, and Steeple Bumstead.
All rides are classified as levels 2 to 5 according to their difficulty and suitability for different types of riders. Below is a selection of some of CycleOut's favourite rides to give you a sense of what to expect.
Richmond Park to Windsor Castle
Level 2, 3 and 4
London to Windsor is a firm favourite because it offers the chance for multi-ability groups to ride the same route on the same day. It is relatively flat with some lovely scenery in the Great Park and at the Castle.
Crystal Palace to Eastborne
One of the most picturesque routes of the year is this ride down to Eastbourne via the Forest Way and the Cuckoo Trail. Whilst it is quite long at 104 km, the pace is relaxed and steady making it a firm level-3.
Raynes Park to Worthing
The club regularly rides to the south coast and the route from London to Worthing/Goring bySea is particularly nice and picturesque. With one big hill at the end it is a fun ride. This one was a level 4 due to the 24 kh/h speed which saw us by the sea in 4 hours.