Hill Ratings - click here
This is a subjective score we've applied to the routes.
We've taken the average sportive rider and thought what sort of a challenge each route might be for them.
If you are a highly trained athlete these ratings may be OTT.
If you are a new cyclist or only ride in flat parts of the UK then you may find these ratings underestimate what you will face...
|First event, recently taken up cycling?|
|New riders, reasonably fit and with some experience of events or long rides. Quest route|
|Suitable for the average sportive rider looking for a challenge Adventure route|
|First time on the Epic or new to the area but otherwise a well-trained cyclist with experience of long sportives. Legend route|
|Suitable for the experienced, well-trained cyclist used to spending all day in the hills. Previously completed 100mile events with at least 6,000ft of climbing. Epic route|
Assessments take into account the length, the steepness and the amount of height gained - so a super-short/super-steep hill might score less than a longer, higher, less steep hill.
|Pretty easy and many cyclists won't notice they are riding it.|
|Gentle rise over a long distance, or may be something steeper but very short.|
|A proper hill that will require a focussed effort and may be a pause at the top|
|Tough, either steep and short or long and high - you'll notice this one.|
|Super-steep (25%) or super-long (3miles+) or a combination of both - a challenge for most cyclists.|