Milton Keynes Cyclists' Touring Club
      (part of Cycling UK)      

  Levels of rides

    
We divide our runs into several levels according to speed, distance and difficulty, to provide something for everyone.   All-day rides go to a named pub for lunch, so that riders may join the run at lunchtime if they wish.   Our rides are classified as follows:
  • 'C' RUNS:
    These will be usually be between 20 and 30 miles, and you can get home for lunch if you wish.   Speeds will be adjusted to suit the slowest riders.   The ride usually stops at a café for coffee, and may then be extended to a pub for lunch, for those wanting to ride further.   These runs are a good introduction to the rides if you are not sure whether our standards will suit you.
  • 'B' RUNS:
    Moderate distances of between 30 and 60 miles at a moderate pace.   We would not recommend 'B' rides for the new or inexperienced rider.   We will have a lunch stop and possibly a tea stop in the morning or afternoon.
  • 'B+' RUNS:
    Moderate distances of between 30 and 60 miles, usually hillier terrain and faster than the 'B' rides.   We would definitely not recommend 'B+' rides for the new or inexperienced rider.   We will have a lunch stop and possibly a tea stop in the morning or afternoon.
  • 'A' RUNS:
    Definitely NOT for the beginner, faster pace, hilly, longer distances.   These should only be attempted by the fitter more experienced riders who will be expected to be capable of an average speed of 14 mph.