Strava's global heatmap highlights locations of sensitive military bases through personnel's activities

Soldiers uploading their running and cycling activities to Strava have inadvertently mapped military bases and highlighted times of activity, which some analysts argue could affect operational security

Strava heatmap around MoD Boscombe Down

(Image credit: Strava)

Strava's updated global heatmap has revealed the location of sensitive military bases, with military analysts expressing concern over the weekend that the information could affect security.

As military personnel on the bases use Strava to log their cycling and running activities, details of the military bases are revealed – including how much activity there is within them.

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Nigel Wynn
Former Associate Editor

Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.