Tour de Cure Rider Level Definitions

We're passionate about teaching newcomers how to ride with us. We encourage everyone to take a look at our skills levels, self-assess where you are, and get in touch. 


Bike Skills

Select the level you are currently working towards from the below options:

Level 1 – New Rider
Learning to pedal, brake smoothly and change gears

Level 2 – Introductory
Learning to clip in/out and introduction into peloton riding side by side in small groups, in all handlebar positions - hoods (i.e. on top), flats, drops (i.e. lower handles)
Learning to ride 50+ km at average 22 km/hr (on flat terrain)

Level 3 – Elementary
Comfortable riding in pelotons, can eat and drink while riding, moves easily between sitting and standing pedalling positions.
Descends in the drops and understands cadence pedalling
Learning to ride 75+ km at average 23-25 km/hr (on flat terrain)

Level 4 – Intermediate
Learning more advanced peloton riding skills and able to signal directions, descends confidently, maintains effective cadence and peloton positioning
Learning to ride 100+ km at average group = 25+ km/hr, solo = 23+ km/hr (on flat terrain)

Level 5 – Intermediate
Comfortable handling a bike in all road conditions and peloton riding conditions
Riding 100+ km at average group = 25+ km/hr, solo = 23+ km/hr (on flat terrain)
Average 200km per week

Level 6 – Advanced
Comfortable handling a bike in all conditions in a peloton
Riding 150+ km at average group = 27+ km/hr, solo = 25 km/hr (on all terrain)
Average 300km per week


Peloton Skills

Select the level you are currently working towards from the below options:

Level 1 – New Rider
Never ridden in a group

Level 2 – Introductory
Comfortable riding in close proximity to other riders

Level 3 – Elementary
Comfortable riding handlebar to handlebar, maintain controlled distance to riders in a peloton

Level 4 – Intermediate
Comfortable to move from double to single file and back, call and signal all obstacles in a peloton.

Level 5 – Intermediate
Comfortable in a peloton in all riding conditions, calls confidently

Level 6 – Advanced
Comfortable in a peloton in all riding conditions, calls confidently.
Able to regularly assist with tempo riding and rider support in varying positions in a peloton.

Level 7 – Advanced
Ride Leader development, radio support, understands the dynamics of a peloton.

Level 8 – Superior
Peloton Management development – 2IC to Captain. Safely manage peloton include assigning roles, peloton briefings and managing personnel.