RiderState game app allows cyclists to conquer their local roads

Smartphone game RiderState divides the world into 10,000km2 tiles, which are conquerable through riding the roads within them


In these winter months it can be hard to find the motivation to get out on the bike, but with smartphone app RiderState allows riders to ‘conquer’ parts of the world it could add a bit of spice to your normal training.

With the world divided into small squares, the aim on the GPS-based game is to dominate as much of it as possible. The game keeps track of your efforts with a global leaderboard so you can see who your rivals are and how close they are to taking your territory.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.