A vision ahead,
Carbon, lycra, hairlessness,
Please slow a little…
Your Food Chain Number (FCN) determines where you are in the great SCR hierarchy. A higher FCN places you lower in the Food Chain, but gives you a lot of targets to aim for. A lower FCN and you’re swimming with the big fish, so watch your back!
Your starting point is determined by the type of bike you ride and the type of cyclist you are, but your attire, luggage and other factors can raise or lower your final FCN. Once you have calculated your FCN, it won’t change unless you change your bike, attire or accessories.
NB: Starting FCN 2-8 have pedal adjustments which are already accounted for in the calculator. This is simply because different pedal types are considered the norm for these starting points.
Girl Roadie, shaved legs,
At lights she waits, poised, ready
Oh no! is a man!