App of the Week

There’s already a decent slab of cycle-tracking hardware in your pocket. It’s not quite as convenient or well connected as a bike computer, but your phone does boast some super motivating cycling apps and the best of these is still Strava. It’s free version chops your GPS tracked route into little chunks, so you can compare yourself against others, and mutter about that Colombian climber’s impossible times. If you can spend a little, then the £5.99/month Premium service unlocks advanced coaching, stats like your ‘suffer score’ and beacons for beaming your location to friends, in case you go careering straight off a cliff.

The app is free and available on both, iOS and Android.