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Bike Hub Cycle Journey planner

Bike Hub Cycle Journey planner

 

Description

Bike Hub 'cycle satnav' app finds quickest or quietest cycle routes in UK & Eire. It also locates nearest bike shops.

AS SEEN ON: Treehugger.com, Macworld.co.uk, The Register, BikeRadar.com, Road.cc, BBC.co.uk & The Sunday Times.

AWARD-WINNING: Winner of BikeBiz Award for 'Best Retail' Initiative.

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A car satnav uses roads, the Bike Hub cycle satnav uses roads & cycle paths, including Sustrans routes. Bike Hub app uses bike-friendly short-cuts. NOTE: routing works in UK & Eire only (although it may work in some other countries).

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"Discovered new, pleasant & direct routes that are right on my doorstep!" @KarlonSea

"I thought the fastest way to work was 18:40 minutes but after 2 years doing various different routes, you showed me a path and a couple of shortcuts that have reduced it to 16:50!" Andrew Norton, by email

TURN-BY-TURN

App features turn-by-turn navigation, voice instructions & vibrating alerts.

BICYCLE NAVIGATION

The cycle routing is done via CycleStreets.net. This bicycle journey planning website uses mathematical graph theory algorithms to work out great bike routes. It's not just nodes and networks, Bike Hub mapping benefits from local, expert 'community' knowledge.

ROUTE/SPEED OPTIONS

Choose ‘Quickest route' and you’ll be directed via roads (not motorways). Don’t care to mingle with motorised traffic? Choose ‘Quietest route' and the app will use OpenCycleMap to guide you along back-streets and, where available and sensible, cycle routes. The 'Balanced route' provides a good mix between the two extremes of 'Fastest route' & 'Quietest route'.

The Bike Hub app avoids hills where possible.

BIKE SHOP FINDER

Locate nearest bike shops in a 6-mile radius.

TOURING OR TRAINING

Journey planner can suggest A to B routes of up to a maximum of 100 miles.

BORIS BIKES

Search for 'London cycle hire points' on the Planner's PoI page for stand locations.

EXTRAS

* Info on the Cycle to Work scheme

* Cycling and the law

* Best ever quotes about cycling.

SAFETY

Do not pedal & navigate. Instead use a handlebar mount for your iPhone. If you decide to follow this app's suggested journey take extra care on any unfamiliar sections. Proceed at your own risk as routes change and quality cannot be guaranteed. Dismount when routing suggests using footways as shortcuts. Do NOT use when driving a car: routing is bike-specific.

TECH SPEC

Route finding requires access to online mapping so, to use the journey planning and bike shop locator functions, the Bike Hub app requires wifi or a mobile phone signal. NOTE: make sure to allow the app to 'know' your location when you first use it, or fix, later, in 'location settings'.

CROWD-SOURCED DATA

App relies on the network node coding of the Cyclestreets chaps and they, in turn, rely on the dedicated volunteers who upload fixes & new points of interest to OpenStreetMap.

WHY FREE?

This app is free because it was funded by the Bike Hub levy. This is a voluntary levy on most of the bicycles and bits sold in UK bike shops. The Bike Hub levy is operated by the Bicycle Association of GB and the Association of Cycle Traders. Bicycleassociation.org.uk.

BikeHub.co.uk is the news and features website funded by the levy scheme. The Bike Hub app was commissioned by BikeHub.co.uk editor Carlton Reid and produced by Tinderhouse.

FEEDBACK

Feedback on this app is welcome. Contact carltonreid@mac.com or @bikehub on Twitter. Please consider rating the app on iTunes. Thanks.

Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

What's New in Version 4.1.2

General improvements

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