Strava went down last night, nobody was quite sure what to do, but the internet reacted perfectly

Riders react to the greatest crisis to hit cycling in modern times

Cyclists around the world went into crisis mode on Tuesday night, as Strava, Training Peaks, and Garmin Connect all went down.

All three sites were unavailable from around 17:30 GMT, with some users unable to access the sites until Wednesday morning, as a massive outage to the Amazon Web Services, which provides cloud storage for all three fitness sites.

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Over on Twitter, no one was quite sure what to do when they were unable to upload their rides (runs and swims) when they got home, with some even questioning whether they'd done any exercise at all.

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The gifs were flowing freely

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Others had an alternative explanation for the outage

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Some questioned why the mainstream media was failing to report on the crisis

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A select few decided to look on the bright side

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But for some it wasn't quite so bad

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Others had alternative solutions...

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The good news is that all affected websites now seem to be back up and running (excuse the pun) so any exercise you do today will have "officially" happened.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.