Ride Types

Rides are organised by ride 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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