How to choose which grade of Mountain Bike Trail to ride? Most Mountain Bike Trail centres apply a grade system to their trails and, although they can be a useful guide, they aren't always consistent from one centre to the next.
If you're new to an area or trail centre, please take a look at the their grade system and any terrain you are unsure about to give you an idea of what the trails are like.
|Beginners in good health with basic bike skills.
|Riders in good health with basic off-road riding skills.
|Proficient mountain bikers with good off-road riding skills & fitness.
|Expert mountain bikers with high level of fitness.
These are a general indication of difficulty - there are easier and more tricky options available within each grade.
|Extreme level riders with expert technical skills & good fitness. Technical bike skills important. Jumping ability obligatory.