In this article we run through five plus one of the best smartphone apps available to cyclists.
Most cyclists now record their rides to see where they’ve been, keep a log of their training or to beat the segment times of their friends. .
For the most part, cyclists have never been shy of embracing new technology, and there are now a whole host of useful cycling applications that have been designed to add an extra dimension to your riding. .
The more supported platforms the better: iPhone and iPad (iOS), Android, Windows, or whatever. .
Strava: Records your rides and relevant data. The key to Strava is that your time over set segments is recorded, and placed on a leaderboard. .
Cyclemaps: For those who need help planning their journey, this app will detail the best route, and you can add stop offs too.
Map My Ride: One of the the earliest ride recording apps, Map My Ride will record your route, speed and other metrics – and you can compete against others users with the ‘courses’ function. .
ViewRanger: Lacking inspiration? This app is a place where outdoor fanatics all over the world can upload their routes, and browse those used by others. .
Cyclemeter: A fitness focused app that uses your GPS ride data (distance, speed and time) to log progress with the aim of helping you to become a stronger cyclist. .
nextbike: Using nextbike app you can see all available bikes and stations in real time. Everything at a glance: manage your account, redeem vouchers, give feedback or contact our customer service team directly.