“When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking.” Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 1896
“It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” Ernest Hemingway
So read two of the quotes about cycling which are merely an interesting aside in the Bike Hub application for the iPhone. This application primarily uses the google maps interface to allow you to plot routes between two places.
It also includes a map of bike shops within a 6 mile radius of your location (which will be updated in the future to include cafe’s), a list of bike events and a series of useful articles including cycling and the law and the ubiquitous quotations above – and many others.
The second useful application that should be on EVERY cyclists iPhone is the CTC’s app for reporting holes in the road – Fill that Hole. For those that have used the fillthathole.org.uk website this application adds a new level of convenience
As you can see there is the ability to use the iPhone’s GPS to submit the location, complete with description and photograph.
Both of these apps are free on the Apple iTunes app store. Any other good apps? Let me know.