Rapha launches group road ride iPhone app

Free-of-charge rendezvous software pinpoints fellow riders
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Performance apparel brand Rapha has released an iPhone app designed for roadies meeting up for group rides.

Aiming to make troublesome rendezvous a thing of the past, the free-of-charge app allows users to invite other riders for a group road ride, and observe them in real time making progress to a rendezvous point. The app is called - of course - Rendezvous.

According to the firm, the app means there's no more waiting around for friends, failed phone calls, SMS annoyances or scrolled emails – giving cyclists more time on the bike.

App features include:

-Designate a rendezvous point on a map
-Invite friends on rides
-Track friends travelling to the rendezvous point in real time
-Create groups of riding chums and rides for them
-Describe ride distance, terrain, pace and required kit
-View other riders on the ride
-Set ride reminders
-Send ride messages and alert other riders to delays or problems
-Create private or public rides
-Browse and join public rides

Currently only available to iPhone users, the software can be downloaded from the Apple app store.

The swelling ranks of cycle-specific iPhone apps include the CTC's pothole reporting Fill That Hole, trade show guides, and the BikeBiz Award-nominatedBike Hub 'satnav for cyclists' app.

Cycle media apps are also available.

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