Data from Strava‘s new Insights platform has revealed that London is home to the most active city in the world when it comes to logging rides and runs on the app.
Over ten million Strava activities have been logged in London over the last 12 months, with nearly eight million of those being on two wheels. The capital also leads the world for commuting, with almost 10,000 journeys to work uploaded every day.
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Unsurprisingly, then, data shows that 46 per cent of of journeys in London are clocked between the hours of 7am-9am and 5pm-7pm.
All that commuting takes its toll on the average ride distance, though, with Londoners recording 25.9km on each ride on average, while the bike-mad residents of Amsterdam travel nearly 45km each time they go out on their bikes and people from Milan average over 50km.
Heatmaps have also been collated of the most popular roads to cycle and run in each of the 12 target cities around the world. Unsurprisingly in London, Regent’s Park and Richmond Park feature heavily, as does the Victoria Embankment on the north side of the River Thames.
And, if you were wondering what the most popular day for cycling was in London in the last 12 months, then Strava have the answer. Wednesday, May 13 2015 was that historic day, as the London to Paris bike ride departed the city and commuters took advantage of the lovely spring weather.
Check out all of the Strava Insights data for yourself on insights.strava.com and compare how each of the 12 cities utilise Strava. The data is updated all of the time, so it will be interesting to see how cities quite new to Strava, like Sao Paolo, come to challenge London’s domination.