In the recent months and years, the marketplace has been flooded with health and fitness apps that help the user to lead a more active lifestyle. Every sport seems to have its own store’s-worth of apps, and cycling is no different. Here are some of the best on offer right now.
Strava is a fantastic GPS tracking device for the dedicated cyclist (as well as for the runners amongst us!) Track your route with accuracy and precision, and then share your rides with friends, family and others in the integrated social network. To improve your performance, check out the premium mode that has personalised coaching.
Safety should be at the forefront of any cyclist’s mind, and Road ID is definitely a good addition to any cyclist’s safety strategy. The app not only tracks progress on a map in real time, but it allows you to send that information through an email or text to any contact of your choice, enabling them to see where exactly you are, how long you’ve been out there and what activity you’re doing. This is likely to eat up a lot of your mobile phone data, but network providers like Asda Mobile have solid pay-as-you go options to help you increase your data allowance.
It’s almost certainly the case that time spent sleeping is almost as important for cyclists as time spent peddling, so download this sleep tracker and smart alarm app to help you monitor how well you’re sleeping. The app is so good that it even records the sounds you make and those around you, effectively enabling you to figure out if that car horn you heard outside your window was real or a dream.
Fill That Hole
For an app with a very silly sounding name, Fill That Hole offers a vital service for the cycling community, providing a place for reporting potholes to local authorities. Users can report potholes right by the side of the road, which makes the system highly accurate, helping to prevent injuries and even save lives.