- Find your destination quickly, by address, postcode or just the name.
- Quickly explore your route with the scrubber at the bottom.
- Navigate without stopping — optionally attach your phone to your handlebars and follow your route live.
- Choose from three types of route to suit your riding style: fast, balanced or quiet.
- Jump to your most frequent destinations in just two taps.
- Improved the accuracy of journey time estimates
- Added an option to set your own speed - gentle, moderate or athletic - to suit your riding style
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Very effective and easy to use. A speedometer would be a nice addition though.
The app works really well and is by far the most intuitive and easy to use cycling route map I’ve tried. I use it as a Satnav with a phone holder attached to my bike (no voice directions but there is a location marker which moves as you do). The quiet route setting is excellent as it means I can avoid busy main roads and stick to safer and more scenic residential routes. On occasions it does still take me down roads that are a little too busy in London so there is no substitute for a human working out a route but overall this app has been incredibly useful. Some extra features like a speedometer would be useful but for a free app you really can’t complain.
CycleStreets jazzed up
This app basically relies on the tried-and-tested CycleStreets routing algorithms, dolled up with a slick interface. Planning a journey is simplicity itself: a single dialogue box allows you to fill in both From and To locations, and lets you set routing difficulty and other options. The vector maps are unusually pretty, and the fact that the altitude profile of found routes doubles as a scrubber, allowing you to quickly scroll through the entire route, is an excellent touch. (One tiny inconsistency in spelling: the 1.2.0 release uses both “kilometres” and “meters”, not that most people will notice the re/er switch.)
If that’s all you want out of a cycling planner, you’ll be delighted, but ultimately this is a somewhat limited app. I’d rather go with the dowdy and rather annoying CycleStreets original for detailed route breakdowns and cycle-centric mapping layers. The fact is, sadly, that the killer cycling routing app has yet to be made.
The best cycling route app out there
This is by far the best route planning cycling app currently available. Google maps, Strava and other routing/mapping apps not dedicated to cycling are pretty much useless, taking you down routes that may be great in a car or on foot, but are wholly inappropriate on a bike. This app is, possibly literally, a life-saver. Don’t leave home on your bike without it.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.