SKILL LEVEL A: This is your first mountain bike ride. Riders of this level should join us at our skills camps.
SKILL LEVEL B: You have little or no experience in riding a mountain bike, mostly on gravel tracks or smooth trails. But you can already cycle.
SKILL LEVEL C: You can ride on gravel tracks and trails with confidence, taking loose stones and rough ground in stride. You may have some experience riding man-made single trails and you can ride blue and red routes just fine.
SKILL LEVEL D: You can tackle most normal terrain including steep, rough and narrow tracks with exposed tree roots and other small obstacles as part of a normal ride. You can ride most small drops/step-downs or similar technical trail features.
FITNESS LEVEL 1: You are not a sports person. Small climbs are challenging and your maximum riding capacity on flat terrain is no more than one hour at a time.
FITNESS LEVEL 2: You have a modest degree of basic fitness from exercising once or twice per week. You can ride on flat or gently rolling terrain at a steady pace for 2 to 4 hours per ride.
FITNESS LEVEL 3: You have good cycling fitness, usually riding 4-6 days a week. You can ride full days in any terrain at a steady pace.
FITNESS LEVEL 4: You have good fitness from regular exercise and active involvement in cycling. You can ride full days in any terrain at a steady pace.