The best mobile apps for Cycling

While most people use their mobile phones to check social media and play games, there's a few people who use their mobile phones for handy apps which can be used for almost anything, and in this case, there are apps for cycling reasons, such as tracking your destination via a mobile GPS, tracking how many calories you’ve lost and how far you have cycled, there are apps for just about anything.

In this blog, we have rounded up our 5 favourite mobile apps for cycling, we have chosen these apps because we think these apps are the most beneficial to you, the rider and these apps will also save you a lot of money as a substitute to buying equipment, and maybe these apps may make your mobile phone seem a bit more useful if you feeling like it’s a bit empty


Strava

Available for: iOS, Android

Price: Free (in-App membership Upgrade)

Strava is one of the most popular GPS cycling apps, if not, THE most popular. This app offers a large range of neat and handy functions. It keeps track about almost anything. This app keeps track of how far you’ve traveled whilst including other stats such as how fast you were going at certain points of your journey, how quick it took you and also the route. It also keeps track of physical stats such as how many calories you’ve burned and other fitness analytics. It will also keep you updated if you’ve set a new personal best. A app you cannot go wrong with.

Fill That Hole

Available for: iOS, Android

Price: Free

If you’re a cyclist that uses local roads often they don’t have high maintenance or aren't served quickly, this app is great for you, this app lets you know what roads have potholes, where abouts and what type of pothole it is, it also lets you report unknown potholes which can then be forwarded to the local authority for quick attention. Note, this app is only available for use in the United Kingdom

Google Maps

Available for: iOS, Android

Price: Free

Quite a basic one we know, everyone has Google Maps on their phone right? Why would we include an app almost every has. Well this app is extremely good for planning out A to B routes. Without a doubt, Google Maps is the best map based application/website out there and we can’t see another website taking over for a very long time

Google Maps let you know what the quickest route is and estimate a fairly accurate time to how long it will take you, whether thats walking, cycling, by train or car, Google Maps will not let you down.

Because Google Maps is sued by so many companies and websites etc. Google Maps plots a lot of territories such as restaurants, shop, landmarks, almost everything there is in the world. It also highlights both dedicated and shared cycling paths. Google Maps also lets you know about the traffic

St John Ambulance First Aid for Cyclists

Available for: iOS, Android

Price: Free

This app is a must have app, not because you’ll be using it a lot (we hope not anyway) the reason you need this app is because it gives you a guide on first aid treatment for a lot of common cycling injuries, this app will help you and other people aid the victim, it takes up almost no storage data so you won’t need to worry about it using much storage. This app gives you a step-by-step guide on how to aid a type of injury whilst giving advice and showing diagrams. Like I said, this is a app that you can’t go wrong with, it’s better to have this app rather than to not, just incase.

Available for: iOS, Android

Price: £4.99

You can save a heap of money cycling to work rather than using public transport or using petrol, however, that isn’t to say bicycles can never break down and you may not be the best mechanic in the world, it's always great to have a little bit of a helping hand.

This app has you covered with just about every type of break on a bike and it will have a solution to almost anything. Its great and you can't go wrong.