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Lets Look at Some apps that might help you along the way

We’re in the age of the smart device, so lets see whats out there to help out while on the hills.

I will look at some app throughout the year and add them here so everyone can see whats available.

If you have a new app or an app you have being using for a while that you would like to share with us, feel free to drop me a mail.

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Bike Repair

This is a great app to open the new section with and its no so much for the bike repair help it offers in great detail, but more for the advice it offers that would be great for a beginner.

This app has so much going for it but I decided to cover it for the follow reasons

  • Whats to wear based on the current weather

  • Bike checks in detail.

  • Aches and pains

  • Allows you to add your bikes and parts

  • Sends you reminders on when certain checks are due

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What is BIKE REPAIR?

  • It's 58 highly detailed photo repair instruction guides that are perfect for casual and serious riders alike

  • It's over 300 studio quality photos.

  • It's 95 bicycle tips and tricks, including common aches and pains while on the bike 

    • There are simple things to do to get rid of that knee pain.

Bike repair is listed at €4.49 by atomic-softwares and ids well worth the purchase.

See more details on the app here

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Heres a video how to use the app with our routes.

bikegpx

This app allows anyone without a bike computer or bike computer with gps to follow routes on their phone.

BikeGPX is the best way to navigate fixed-route rides where a GPX file has been provided, as well as routes you plan yourself in advance.

- Easily send GPX files to your phone from your Mac or PC - no account required

- Off Route Alarm plays a sound if you go off your route

- On-screen Elevation Graph shows what big hills are coming up (in-app purchase required)

- Sharp Turn Alarm looks for upcoming sharp turns and plays a warning sound (in-app purchase required)

- Route ahead highlighting indicates which way to go when different parts of the route overlap

- User accounts allow access to your routes from multiple devices

- Routing continues to work when the app is backgrounded or the phone is in sleep mode

- Optional track recording, so you can export your ride as a GPX when completed

- Support for Bluetooth speed/cadence sensors, heart rate monitors and power meters

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Ride with gps

Ride with GPS is like most navigation apps and softwares with a few features that i really liked. Not only is it an app that allows you to record your rides while out or follow a route on your phone from a shared route source(paid Version only). The website allows you plan your route, save it and ride it. Sounds like many other but this why I featured it on the site.

  • Greater details on the maps

  • Edit features while creating a map

  • Break the route down to stages

  • Add Points of Interest

  • Easy exporting files to other devices.

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Good to cycle

Good to cycle is a weather app I would mainly use while planning cycling trips. The is a free version and a paid version. The free version will only give you a 24hr forecast as if you go for the paid version you will get a full week. The app covers all the main feature you plus a lot more. The paid version is €24.99 per year which isn’t to bad.

  • Greater detailed forecasts

  • Humidity

  • Windspeed with Gusts

  • UV Index

  • Visibility

  • Search location by name or map.

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Good to cycle is also available online on your web browser.