The 10 Best iPhone and Android cycle apps

view gallery VIEW GALLERY

From off-road trails to step-by-step repair guides, we've got all the information you need to get back in the saddle this spring.

1. Strava

One of the most popular cycle apps around. Strava records all your rides, allowing you to track and analyse your performance in addictive detail. There is also a fun, social element: you can compare your speed and time with friends or other local riders.

Free, iOS, Android; play.google.com

2. Bike Repair

One of the most empowering things about cycling is knowing how to repair and maintain your own bike. This app is like having a mechanic in your pocket – with 64 photo guides and 85 written guides, giving you step-by-step solutions to common problems.

£2.49, iOS, £1.93, Android; bikerepairapp.com

3. Garmin Fit

A very slick training app that can be used for running as well as cycling. It can link up with a whole range of wireless fitness sensors and uses your smartphone's GPS to track your performance. A nice addition is the built-in music features for those who like a soundtrack to their ride.

£0.69, iOS, Android; buy.garmin.com

4. Cyclemeter

Another fantastic ride-tracking app that can measure everything from your heartbeat to your elevation speed and then condenses it all into visually straightforward graphs, maps and tables. You can also set up a range of announcements for hands-free updates as you cycle.

£2.99, iOS; itunes.apple.com

5. Bike Doctor

A well-received bicycle repair app which has been downloaded by more than 15,000 cyclists so far. There are visual, step-by-step repair guides for common problems, which are constantly updated and expanded on by the developers.

£2.99, iOS, £1.79, Android; play.google.com

6. Cycle Hire

Make the most out of Barclay's Cycle Hire scheme with this fantastic free map app, which should spell an end to cycling round in circles as you try to locate your nearest docking station. The central London maps come pre-loaded so you can even plan your routes on the Tube.

Free, iOS; cyclehireapp.com

7. Coach My Ride

Built with the advice of elite cycle coach Lionel Reynaud, who wanted to: "create a training toolbox for time-crunched cyclists," this app provides clear, structured training and workouts for beginners as well as professionals.

£2.99, iOS; itunes.apple.com

8. Fill That Hole

It's difficult to establish who hates potholes more; cyclists or drivers, but this app brings the two together in perfect harmony. Use a simple form on the app to fill in details of the offending hole, take a photo, click submit and the information will be forwarded on to the appropriate authorities.

Free, iOS; itunes.apple.com

9. Size My Bike

Making sure your bike fits properly is crucial to a comfortable and safe ride. Save yourself the trouble of negotiating complicated biomechanical equations with this impeccable and simple-to-use app that does them for you.

£2.99, iOS, £3.77, Android; sizemybike.com

10. National Cycle Network

This free app, developed by the travel charity Sustrans, is truly a gift to cyclists. With more than 25,000 miles of British cycling and walking routes, it aims to help the cycling community to embark on longer rides and tours.

Free, iOS, Android; sustrans.org.uk

News
Alan Bennett criticised the lack of fairness in British society encapsulated by the private school system
peopleBut he does like Stewart Lee
Sport
David Moyes and Louis van Gaal
football
Arts and Entertainment
Sheridan Smith as Cilla Black and Ed Stoppard as her manager Brian Epstein
tvCilla Episode 2 review: Grit under the glamour in part two of biopic series starring Sheridan Smith
Life and Style
Alan Turing, who was convicted of gross indecency in 1952, was granted a royal pardon last year
life
PROMOTED VIDEO
Life and Style
ebooksA superb mix of recipes serving up the freshest of local produce in a delicious range of styles
Life and Style
ebooksFrom the lifespan of a slug to the distance to the Sun: answers to 500 questions from readers
Life and Style
life
Arts and Entertainment
Tennis player Andy Murray's mum Judy has been paired with Anton du Beke for Strictly Come Dancing. 'I'm absolutely delighted,' she said.
tvJudy Murray 'struggling' to let Anton Du Beke take control on Strictly
Life and Style
Vote with your wallet: the app can help shoppers feel more informed about items on sale
lifeNew app reveals political leanings of food companies
Arts and Entertainment
The cover of Dark Side of the Moon
musicCan 'The Endless River' carry on the tradition? See for yourself
Sport
New Zealand fly-half Aaron Cruden pictured in The Zookeeper's Son on a late-night drinking session
rugby
Arts and Entertainment
Worldwide ticket sales for The Lion King musical surpassed $6.2bn ($3.8bn) this summer
tvMusical is biggest grossing show or film in history
Voices
A new app has been launched that enables people to have a cuddle from a stranger
voicesMaybe the new app will make it more normal to reach out to strangers
Arts and Entertainment
Salmond told a Scottish television chat show in 2001that he would also sit in front of a mirror and say things like,
tvCelebrity Trekkies from Alex Salmond to Barack Obama
News
i100
Life and Style
food + drink
News
Rob Merrick's Lobby Journalists were playing Ed Balls' Labour Party MPs. The match is an annual event which takes place ahead of the opening of the party conference
newsRob Merrick insistes 'Ed will be hurting much more than me'
News
A cabin crew member photographed the devastation after one flight
news
Life and Style
Carol O'Brien, whose son Rob suffered many years of depression
healthOne mother's story of how London charity Maytree helped her son with his depression
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

ES Rentals

    iJobs Job Widget
    iJobs Gadgets & Tech

    Trainee / Experienced Recruitment Consultants

    £20000 - £25000 per annum + OTE £40,000: SThree: SThree are a global FTSE 250 ...

    Trainee Recruitment Consultant - Soho

    £20000 - £25000 per annum + OTE £40000: SThree: As a Recruitment Consultant, y...

    Trainee Recruitment Consultants - Banking & Finance

    £20000 - £25000 per annum + OTE £40,000: SThree: SThree Group have been well e...

    Website Editor

    £15 - £17 Per Hour: Clearwater People Solutions Ltd: Our client is currently r...

    Day In a Page

    Secret politics of the weekly shop

    The politics of the weekly shop

    New app reveals political leanings of food companies
    Beam me up, Scottie!

    Beam me up, Scottie!

    Celebrity Trekkies from Alex Salmond to Barack Obama
    Beware Wet Paint: The ICA's latest ambitious exhibition

    Beware Wet Paint

    The ICA's latest ambitious exhibition
    Pink Floyd have produced some of rock's greatest ever album covers

    Pink Floyd have produced some of rock's greatest ever album covers

    Can 'The Endless River' carry on the tradition?
    Sanctuary for the suicidal

    Sanctuary for the suicidal

    One mother's story of how London charity Maytree helped her son with his depression
    A roller-coaster tale from the 'voice of a generation'

    Not That Kind of Girl:

    A roller-coaster tale from 'voice of a generation' Lena Dunham
    London is not bedlam or a cradle of vice. In fact it, as much as anywhere, deserves independence

    London is not bedlam or a cradle of vice

    In fact it, as much as anywhere, deserves independence
    Vivienne Westwood 'didn’t want' relationship with Malcolm McLaren

    Vivienne Westwood 'didn’t want' relationship with McLaren

    Designer 'felt pressured' into going out with Sex Pistols manager
    Jourdan Dunn: Model mother

    Model mother

    Jordan Dunn became one of the best-paid models in the world
    Apple still coolest brand – despite U2 PR disaster

    Apple still the coolest brand

    Despite PR disaster of free U2 album
    Scottish referendum: The Yes vote was the love that dared speak its name, but it was not to be

    Despite the result, this is the end of the status quo

    Boyd Tonkin on the fall-out from the Scottish referendum
    Manolo Blahnik: The high priest of heels talks flats, Englishness, and why he loves Mary Beard

    Manolo Blahnik: Flats, Englishness, and Mary Beard

    The shoe designer who has been dubbed 'the patron saint of the stiletto'
    The Beatles biographer reveals exclusive original manuscripts of some of the best pop songs ever written

    Scrambled eggs and LSD

    Behind The Beatles' lyrics - thanks to Hunter Davis's original manuscript copies
    'Normcore' fashion: Blending in is the new standing out in latest catwalk non-trend

    'Normcore': Blending in is the new standing out

    Just when fashion was in grave danger of running out of trends, it only went and invented the non-trend. Rebecca Gonsalves investigates
    Dance’s new leading ladies fight back: How female vocalists are now writing their own hits

    New leading ladies of dance fight back

    How female vocalists are now writing their own hits