With less than three months to go before The Grand Départ in Yorkshire, we’ve teamed up with cycling legend Chris Boardman to launch a free cycling app to help you experience the routes famously ridden by the professionals.
OS Ride is available for iOS and features detailed routes of the first three stages of the Tour de France taking place in July. The easy to use app uses our detailed outdoor mapping, enabling you to successfully navigate and track your progress as you ride the routes ahead of Wiggins, Froome, Cavendish and co.
OS Ride has the maps for all three British stages of the 2014 event which take place on 5, 6, 7 July 2014, as well as high quality route maps for historic stages of the tour when the world’s most famous cycle race came to Great Britain in 2007, 1994 and 1974. Each stage has also been split into smaller segments making the app a fantastic tool for all levels of road cycling.
The exciting new app also includes five bonus routes selected by Chris Boardman, featuring some of his favourite rides from across the country, including Aviemore, Lyme Regis, Llandegla, the Peak District and the Lake District, meaning that you can get involved wherever you live.
You can even track your progress, speed, distance and time as well as see accurate height data showing the elevation across all the routes. You can also celebrate and share your achievements with friends and family via social media.
If you’re planning on getting out with your bike this Easter, why not download the free app from the App Store – https://itunes.apple.com/GB/app/id808770114 – and don’t forget to let us know what you think.
Find out more about the app on our website.