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                                             BICYCLE APPS

             From bike maintenance to route profiles and record keeping, here's a round up of the best MTB apps out there.

           iOS/ANDROID :: FREE                iOS/ANDROID :: FREE               iOS/ANDROID :: FREE
           MAP MY RIDE                        CYCLEMETER                        VIEWRANGER

           This was one of the original ride-logging   This comprehensive fitness app utilises the   This app allows experts and enthusiasts
           services, and despite fierce competition   GPS functions to create a host of statistics   alike to add routes, which users can
           for space on your phone from the likes   to help you log and improve your cycling   browse from anywhere in the world. In
           of Strava, it still offers a lot. Records   performance. Records speed, time, distance   app purchases mean that users can buy
           journey distance, speed, elevation   and has an extensive array of workouts to   premium maps provided by the Ordnance
           and a detailed route. All of this can be   follow, making it a virtual training partner.   Survey. The files are quite large so you’ll
           uploaded to the Map My Ride site for   Also included are built-in announcements,   need to ensure there’s plenty of space on
           detailed analysis and sharing with other   so that you don’t have to take your eyes   your smartphone. A big plus is its versatility:
           users. Also included are timed sections,   off the road to know how you’re doing.   use it for road riding and mountain biking,
           called Courses, where you can try and   Recorded data can be uploaded to Strava   but also for walking and hiking.
           set the fastest time.             and other ride sharing websites.

           iOS :: R79.99 / ANDROID :: R39.26  iOS/ANDROID :: FREE               iOS/ANDROID :: FREE
           BIKE DOCTOR                        STRAVA                            KINOMAP TRAINER

           Bike Doctor 2.0 has been created to   This popular GPS cycling app offers an   Kinomap Trainer aims to add a new
           make bicycle maintenance as simple   array of handy ride logging functions   dimension to your home/turbo trainer
           as possible, easy to follow with clear   which are then uploaded to your online   workouts. Connects to a compatible
           instructions, even for a complete   Strava profile. Keeps track of your ride   trainer, ‘ride’ along with a video of a
           beginner, keeping your bicycle in perfect   stats as you travel, including speed, time   given route, with the trainer’s resistance
           condition. It is like having a little bike   and distance, all the while tracking where   varying according to the terrain. You can
           mechanic in your pocket ready to spring   you’ve been. At the end of your ride, you   even add your own videos to the system
           to action whenever your bike needs a   can view further stats such as calories   if you record a route using a GPS-enabled
           repair! Includes 40 of the most common,   burned and elevation ridden – plus   camera. You can ride with up to 10 people,
           essential bike repairs.           whether you have set a new record on any   and post your results to Facebook and
                                             of the numerous Strava segments.   ride-logging sites such as Strava.

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