If you live in London and you want some riding inspiration, then new help is at hand courtesy of the London Bike Ride app. The app is the brainchild of Andreas Kambanis, who blogs at www.londoncyclist.co.uk, and it's based on his recent eBook of London rides.
The app costs £1.79 from iTunes and is a step on from the eBook. "The rides have since been updated, new pictures taken and videos produced to show how the ride looks", Andreas told us. "Within a few hours it had reached the top two in the Sports category and it's trying to throw the Football app off the top spot!"
There's a wide range of different types of routes available all around the capital. All in all 30 routes are included, including canal pootles, hill climbs and off road excursions. Select a route and you can follow it with the iPhone's GPS, and points of interest along the way are pointed out. Even before you leave you can check out pics and videos of the routes to see what you're going to get.
Andreas is looking to expand the route directory over time, and also extend the reach to other cycling cities. But for now it's surely worth a punt if you're an iPhone user in the Big Smoke.
Dave is a founding father of road.cc, having previously worked on Cycling Plus and What Mountain Bike magazines back in the day. He also writes about e-bikes for our sister publication ebiketips. He's won three mountain bike bog snorkelling World Championships, and races at the back of the third cats.