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Spring time is here, and if you’re getting the bike out of the shed, it might be time to think of some technology that can help you cycle longer, and feel great about it. Behold, 3 fantastic cycling apps.

Strava

Strava is undoubtedly the king of the cycle apps, with most serious riders using their Garmin to sync to their Strava. The great thing is that their rides deliver automatic rankings of your times over popular stretches of road and trail and maps out just where you rode your bike.

Probably what people love about Strava is the social aspect. Like Facebook, you can follow friends, join groups and share photos, adding the great social element too.

Download Strava for iPhone or Strava for Android

Map My Ride

MapMyRide has some great route mapping software. The app is a great tool, not only to track your ride but also your nutrition, weight etc. There’s also a premium version that provides you with training plans, more advanced routing options, live tracking and gets rid of all those ads.

Download Map My Ride for iPhone or Map My Ride for Android

Viewranger

Love Mountain biking? Well this one is for you. This mapping app is really useful for mountain bikers who enjoy a bit of exploring. It’s free to download and comes with a free OpenCycle base map of the entire world, so you can find a trail anywhere, anytime.

Download Viewranger for iPhone or Viewranger for Android 

Do you use any Apps on a regular basis? What have we missed? Let us know in the comments below.