If you live in one of the world's biggest cities and are struggling to find new cycling routes, then perhaps Strava Local can give you some inspiration
Taking user data from 12 cities around the world Strava has collated some of the most popular cycling and running routes in the city and put them at your fingertips.
London is the only UK city to feature so far, with Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin, Milan and Barcelona the other European cities included. Further afield San Francisco, Denver, Sao Paulo, Melbourne and Sydney are also mapped.
Strava Local combines over 38m activities from across the cities, so the data on the website is created by routes that cyclists actually ride in the cities.
The London page, for example, provides 10 popular routes starting from various points in the city, with distances ranging from a 67km jaunt into Surrey to a 185km slog to Brighton and back.
As well as showing you the maps, the users have also logged the best coffee stops along route, because we all need an excuse take a break with a nice brew.
If you’re into pounding the streets on foot as well then you can also find the 10 most popular running routes, but these seem to cater for those who like shorter jogs than marathon routes.
“We’ve built a series of city guides designed specifically for athletes, by athletes,” says Gareth Nettleton, Director of International Marketing at Strava. “Our data shows us the world’s most popular routes, and our community of local influencers curate each guide to provide a rich and full experience, whether you’re new in town or rediscovering your city.”
He added: “Every Strava Local guide includes routes of varying difficulty, in the city or the countryside, as well as our favourite places to grab coffee, buy gear or simply pull over and snap a great photo.”
Find out more at www.strava.com/local