Cycling's best free and paid apps: There's a lot more than just Strava

We round up the most useful free and paid mobile apps for cyclists to assist with route planning, tracking fitness, sharing rides and much more

Image shows a rider using a cycling app.
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With just so many cycling apps out there, it can be difficult to land on the very best ones. But whether you want to record your ride, monitor your training, or hassle your local city council to improve the roads, we've picked out all the most useful apps for cyclists.

Despite most of the apps we've picked out here being designed for smartphones or PCs, there is still a fair number that integrate well with cycling computers and smartwatches and can aid your riding in new ways.

Freelance writer

Luke Friend has worked as a writer, editor and copywriter for twenty five years. Across books, magazines and websites, he's covered a broad range of topics for a range of clients including Major League Baseball, the National Trust and the NHS. He has an MA in Professional Writing from Falmouth University and is a qualified bicycle mechanic. He has been a cycling enthusiast from an early age, partly due to watching the Tour de France on TV. He's a keen follower of bike racing to this day as well as a regular road and gravel rider.