Ride Speeds/Types

Rides are organised by ride speed/type and may fall into more than one of those categories. Here is an explanation of the ride types to help you choose the right one.

A Advanced (Training)
B Intermediate
C Social
MTB Mountain Bike
Women Only
Youth
Other

A
These rides average 18+ mph and will not typically stop, but may regroup at the top of climbs.

B1
Ride average speed 16-18 mph and often do not include a cafe or other stop. Typically, these rides will regroup after climbs.

B2
Ride average speed 14-16 mph and may make a cafe stop depending on the group or the leader’s wishes.

B3
Ride average speed 13-14 mph taking in a variety of terrain including some hillier terrain with a cafe stop at approximately half distance on a Sunday. Distance on a Sunday will generally not exceed 45 miles.

C
Ride average speed 12 mph over predominantly flat terrain with a cafe stop and max distance of 40 miles on a Sunday. It is aimed at anybody who fancies a steady ride but particularly those new to and returning to cycling. As a guide if you can ride from Ilkley to Bolton Abbey roundabout in 25 minutes, you should be fine on this ride.

C2
Ride average speed 10 mph -12 mph over predominantly flat terrain with a cafe stop and max distance of 40 miles on a Sunday. These rides are perfect for new riders looking for companionship and an opportunity to develop their skills.

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