Club Tread Cycling Rating Scheme
- Cycling events are on relatively smooth terrain ? asphalt, concrete or well used paths.
- Cycle ratings are derived with regard to the physical features of
the event ? the distance of the trip and the hilliness of the gradient.
- Participants on Club cycling events are required to wear helmets and have a spare tube and tools to change flat tires.
- The rating of a cycling event is indicated by bicycle icons,
generally with a maximum of 4 although the rating scheme can be used to
derive higher ratings for longer trips.
- Additional features such as "traffic" or "some rough sections" could be added as text on the Club schedule.
- The following template should be used to derive bicycle ratings for
cycling trips (clicking the appropriate buttons will calculate the
rating for you). Before you use the template, please review the
definitions for the four degrees of hilliness shown below the template.
Flat - reasonably flat rides with only the occasional slightly sloping gradient.
Moderate - rides with minor ups and downs, and noticeable, but not difficult gradients
Intermediate - rides through rolling countryside, which may involve longish climbs or short steep hills
Hilly - rides with many long climbs, steep hills and/or a lot of hills