Ordnance Survey has teamed with Chris Boardman MBE to launch the OS Ride App, which will guide cyclists to the Yorkshire routes used for the Tour de France, among other rides.
Now available to download on the app store, OS Ride comes bundled with a selection of trusted mapping scales, and height data, allowing users to effectively plan and safely ride the challenging routes. OS Ride allows cyclists to track their progress, speed, distance and time as well as displaying accurate height data showing the elevation across all the routes. OS Ride even allows cyclists to celebrate and share their achievements with friends and family via social media.
As well as the Tour’s key rides, the app also hosts data on five bonus routes, selected by Chris Boardman and detailing some of his favourite rides from across the country, including Aviemore, Lyme Regis, Llandegla, the Peak District and the Lake District.
Chris Boardman MBE who said: “The Tour de France is one of the most challenging events in the sporting calendar and I am really looking forward to it visiting Great Britain in 2014. With OS Ride all cyclists can experience the thrill of the stages for themselves, whilst using trusted and accurate maps from Ordnance Survey.”
Below Boardman summarises the tour route and the challenges the riders will face as they head toward the finish in London.