The Free Trial version of RiderLevel is great – you receive your personal RiderLevel calculated from each of your rides extracted from Strava, and a summary of the performance against your RiderLevel for each ride in your 3 month history.

But a RiderLevel subscription is better!

A RiderLevel subscription provides many benefits over and above the Free Trial version of RiderLevel.  We’ve outlined these benefits below, under the tabs ‘Activities Overview page’, ‘Activity Details page’, and ‘My RiderLevel Stats page’.  And at RiderLevel, we will continue to deliver additional items to this list of benefits, at a price that we will continue to discount until we have managed to check off all the items in our very long To-Do list.

At first glance, the Subscriber version of the Activities Overview page looks little different to the Free Trial version that you are probably used to viewing.  But appearances can be deceiving…

First, let’s take a look at the Free Trial version (read ‘How do I read the Activities Overview page’ in our FAQ for more details on this page)…

Activities Overview – Free Trial view


… and then compare it with the Subscriber version…

Activities Overview – Subscriber view


Spot the differences? There are six significant differences between these two views:

  1. Clicking on the ‘Gear’ icon at the top right of the Subscriber version of this page reveals 3 options (rather than the 2 in the Free Trial version).

    The additional option is ‘Subscription info’.  Clicking on this button will display your current subscription term (the term with the button highlighted), and any history options you have purchased (checked).  If you have not purchased any data history, neither item under Additional options will be checked.  If you wish to purchase data history, and have it extracted from Strava and your RiderLevel details generated, just click on the option required and progress through the payment process.
  2. The Column Headers of the Activities table in the Subscriber version include a small up/down arrow to their right.

    Clicking these arrows allows you to sort your entire history of activities, by:-

    1. Date (the default),
    2. Ride Name,
    3. Commute? (Yes or No),
    4. RiderLevel distance
    5. Vertical Metres climbed
    6. RiderLevel Target Time
    7. RiderLevel Actual Time
    8. RiderLevel RodeTo score for each activity
    9. Your RiderLevel, as it was after completing the activity.
  3. The right most column in the Activities table is headed ‘Edit’.  Clicking on Edit pops up a box in which you can edit the ride name, or change Commute status.
  4. The ride names in the Activity table are now highlighted and ‘clickable’.

    Clicking on a Ride Name takes you to the Activities Detail page for this particular ride.  See below for a description of the Activities Details page.
  5. As a subscriber, you are able to generate your RiderLevel for each of your bikes, and by Commute Status.  This is a significant development and a very powerful feature available to subscribers.
    To take advantage of this feature, select a Commute state (All, Yes, or No) or a Bike Model.  You can also select BOTH a Commute state AND a Bike Model.

    1. Selecting Commute = ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ will have two impacts on the page as it is displayed:
      1. The rides included in the Activities table will be limited to just those rides that match the Commute state selected (you will still be able to sort these rides by column headers outlined earlier, but you will not be able to drill into the Activity Details page by clicking on a ride name).
      2. The ‘covered’ figure, and the RiderLevel number, will both be updated to reflect just those rides matching your Commute state.  Therefore, you can see your RiderLevel as it applies to just this Commute state.
        The following 3 views show the Activities Details page with RiderLevel in each of the 3 available states…
        … where Commute = All, note that covered = 53kms and my RiderLevel = 61.

        … where Commute = Yes, covered remains at 53kms, but RiderLevel drops to 59 (which is to be expected), and the rides included in the Activities table are limited to just those with a state equal to ‘Yes’.

        … where Commute = No, covered drops to zero (I have only commuted so far this week), but the RiderLevel increases significantly to 65.  The rides included in the Activities table are now just those with a Commute state equal to ‘No’.
    2. Selecting a specific Bike Model will have similar impacts on the page as it is displayed.  For example, if I were to Select my bike ‘FARGO’ (the bike I ride when I want to GO FAR), and keep Commute equal to ‘All’, I get the following view…
    3. Combing these options allows me to see my ride data, and more importantly my RiderLevel, when I’m on my preferred ‘fast’ bike and NOT commuting…
  6. The Free Trial version include a button: ‘Subscribe to RiderLevel’.  Go on,  Click it.  Join Us.  You know you want to…

The Activity Detail page can be accessed two ways:

  1. From the Activities Overview page, by clicking on a highlighted ride name.
  2. From the My RiderLevel Stats page, by clicking on a vertical bar in either of the charts displayed, or by clicking on the ride name in either of the Performance tables.

The Activity Details page is only available to Subscribers.

As its name suggests, the Activity Details page presents data relating to a specific ride (activity).

Rider Level Activity Details page

The page itself comprises four areas of information:

  1. A map of your ride.
  2. The Key Stats from your ride. comprising:
    1. Your total Elevation Gain (from Strava)
    2. The Distance attributable to your RiderLevel calculation.  This is generally slightly shorter than the distance presented in Strava, as we do not include the distance where you are accelerating back to speed from a Stop.
    3. Your RiderLevel Target Time.  This is calculated as the time it should have taken you to complete this exact ride, stopping where you stopped, if you had ridden to your starting RiderLevel.
    4. Your RiderLevel Actual Time, calculated as the time it took you to cover your RL distance, not including the time your were slowing to a Stop, or accelerating from a Stop.
    5. Your RiderLevel Net Time.  RL Net Time = RL Actual Time – RL Target Time, and the word BEHIND, if your were slower than your Target Time, or equals RLO Target Time – RL Actual Time, and the word AHEAD, if you rode faster than your Target Time.
    6. A short comment on your relative performance.
    7. Your Starting RiderLevel, used to generate your Target Time.
    8. Your RiderLevel RodeTo score, or the RiderLevel score that equates to your RiderLevel Actual Time for this ride.
  3. RiderLevel comments.  We analyse your RodeTo score and compare it against your RiderLevel (in percentage terms), and provide you with some further insight into the proportion of rides completed at a similar level of performance.  For context, only 8% of rides are completed at or above the starting RiderLevel.
  4. Performance Stats.  To calculate your performance data for each ride, we extract the gps data from Strava, and then break your ride into short sub-sections.  Each of these sub-sections is analysed to determine data such as slope, speed, and distance, and we use this information to calculate the time it took you to complete the sub-section, the time it should have taken you (and the time it should have taken a rider with a RiderLevel of 100).  We are able to use this information to determine how you performed relative to your RiderLevel when climbing or riding ‘on the flat’ (we do not present information on descending, as we would prefer you focus on descending safely rather than speed).
    We also provide a RiderLevel Course Rating (out of 100) – the higher the score, the harder the course (regardless of your performance).

The ‘My RiderLevel Stats’ page can be accessed at any time (other than from the Landing Page), by clicking on the link in the left menu.

If you click on My RiderLevel Stats and you are not currently a subscriber, you will see a subscription pop-up.  If you choose to subscribe, you will progress through the payment process and activity extraction process, as per the normal process of subscribing.

My RiderLevel Stats are only available to Subscribers.

As a subscriber, clicking on My RiderLevel Stats takes you to (you guessed it!) your RiderLevel Stats page.

RiderLevel cycling handicap statistics

This page consists of 5 areas:

  1. The Data Analysis selection options (and header):

    Similar to the Activity Overview page, you can select which rides to display on the My RiderLevel Stats paqe by changing your options for Commute state (Yes, No, or All) and/or Bike model.  Changing these options will change the information displayed in the other 4 areas described below.
    However, in addition, you may also change the time period for display, to show just the most recent month, 3 months, 6 months, or Year.
    Changing the period selected will change the information displayed in the 4 areas described below, AND will change the header at the top of this section, from the default “RIDERLEVEL STATS FOR THE PAST MONTH…” to “RIDERLEVEL STATS FOR THE PAST [period selected]…”.
    The impact of changing Commute and Bike model are described in more detail on the Activities Overview page tab.
  2. Your RiderLevel history graphs (by Commute state, Bike model, and Period).
    In the default view, you will be presented with one month of data, for ALL commute states (Yes or No), for ALL Bike models…

    The two charts are merely different representations of the same information.  The top chart has your rides listed in sequence, whereas the bottom chart has them displayed by date.
    Modifying your selections in the Data Analysis selection options changes the display.
    The view below is for a single Bike model, over a full year:
  3. Your Peak RiderLevel and your highest RodeTo score over the specific time frame is displayed to the right of the screen, together with the dates on which you first achieved these maximum scores:

    These figures will change, depending in your selection for Commute state, Bike model, and time period.
  4. The first of two tables as you scroll down lists your top 8 rides (based on your RodeTo) for the currently selected Commute state/Bike model/Time period.
  5. The second table displays the rides within the selected time period (by selected Commute state and Bike model) that are included in your current RiderLevel calculation.
    Note: for shorter time period views, this list may be less than 8 rides.

Subscribe Now to access all these Benefits

By subscribing to RiderLevel, you not only receive access to the current list of features, but support further development that will allow us to deliver additional features not available to those enjoying the Free Trial version.  Subscribe now!