A good level of fitness is recommended for all rides but we ride at a sociable pace, have frequent stops and always aim to stop somewhere which serves coffee and cake!
To help you decide whether the ride-outs are appropriate for your level of skill and fitness we give them a GREEN, BLUE, RED rating.
GREEN: You are new to mountain biking and have yet to develop your technical skills and confidence. These rides are typically between 10-15 km, using mainly forest roads and cyclepaths. There may be a bit of climbing - (there always is in the Borders!) but the pace will be slow and there will be plenty of stops.
BLUE: You have some experience mountain biking and have ridden blue trails at trail centres like Glentress and other 7stane MTB centres. You have a reasonable level of fitness and feel confident riding routes of 20-25km. You will be riding a variety of terrain including natural singletrack which may present some mud and roots.
RED: You are a confident mountain biker with a good level of fitness and want to experience riding in more remote terrain. You are able to ride distances of 25-40km and comfortable carrying appropriate equipment for a day in the saddle. Though there will be plenty of stops, you like to ride a route with good flow and at a reasonable pace. The route could include more technical sections including roots, rocks and boggy ground.