||Novice cyclists and families. Children 4+yrs riding solo. Bikes with childseats or trailers. Touring bikes. Bikes for those with disabilities.
||Occasional cyclists with some experience of road use or easy trails. Reasonably fit families. Children 10+ yrs riding solo. Suitable for mountain bikes, hybrids or robust touring bikes.
||Regular cyclists with experience of moderate trails. Suitable for offroad quality mountain bikes.
||Expert mountain bikers who will expect and relish technical challenges. Suitable for offroad quality mountain bikes.
||Railtrails, towpaths, reservoir trails, estate or forestry tracks. Traffic quietened roads, and those regulated by bylaws or other restrictions.
||As "Green" plus bridleways, byways and unsurfaced unclassified roads. Lightly trafficked lanes.
||Any usable trail with pushing or portage unlikely to exceed 2% of total distance.
||Any, but with the expectation of technical riding which could include unforgiving terrain, severe climbs and descents, or considerable distances. Unlikely to be appropriate on PRoW.
||Shallow climbs and descents capable of being ridden by children and less active adults.
||Shallow / moderate climbs +/- short sections of steeper climbs which may have to be walked.
||A wide range of climbs and descents of a challenging nature.
||Any ridable or usable gradient. May include "drop offs".
|Surface / Width
||Blacktop or compacted limestone or gravel. Essentially smooth with a minimum content of loose surfaces. Normal width 2 to 3m.
||Mostly stoned surfaces. < 10% earth based single track of width <2m.
||Widths from 1m, and any usable surface. Likely to include singletrack and other technical sections.
||Mostly offroad. Expected to include a significant proportion of singletrack, with challenging surfaces.
||These trails should carry a very low risk... Any unavoidable hazards should be identified in promotional literature and through notices at trail headand site of hazard.
||Some loose surfaces, ruts, potholes and / or tree roots may be expected.
||The route should be judged on the basis that a reasonably experienced rider riding within his/her level of skill and prevailing ground conditions, would not be expected to fall.
||Hazards are expected, as assessed and agreed by an expert user. Falling off will be expected!
||5 - 20 km
||10 - 20km
||10 - 50km
||<1 to 100km including "skills" courses