Weather just too miserable to face the road? Can’t face the turbo? How about Chain Reaction Cycles' PRO-Cycling game, which is now available on Android as well as iPhone.
Granted it won’t keep you fit but it will give you a dose of pro racing fun. Combining strategy, speed and skill, the game lets you take control of a customisable rider and compete against opponents in a multitude of races and time trials.
And to make playing the game more tempting, CRC have just launched the Competition Leader Boards with some tasty - and expensive - prizes up for grabs. Get good at the game and you could stand to win some Mavic Cosmic Carbone SLR wheels worth £1,700, a Garmin 500 bike computer and a nutrition bundle from High5 worth over £100.
All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is put down your fastest lap on the ‘Rural’ circuit. The top three finishers will win a prize. Sounds straightforward enough to us, now where’s the phone?
You have to upgrade from the free version of the game to the full version costing 99p to be able to register on the leader boards. You’ll be able to unlock new bikes and maps though, so it’s a small price to pay.
You can download the game from Google Play here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=tv.billygoat.crc
David has worked on the road.cc tech team since July 2012. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds.