I can’t believe that I’ve only just found out about Bicycle Victoria’s free app, RiderLog.
The premise is simple. Download the app, press the Sleep/Wake button when you start your ride, pop your iPhone into your bag, pocket, basket, pannier (as you’d probably do anyway) and when you get to the end of your trip, press the Sleep/Wake button again.
According to the Bicycle Victoria website, “The app will log your ride in your phone, including elapsed time and average speed. Press Map to see your route. The phone tracks your cumulative distance and time over the week and month, providing a record of your activity.
Your RiderLog app records basic details of your trips and anonymously uploads them to the Bicycle Network. All the travel logs are then aggregated to show when, where and why we are riding.
The data from RiderLog will be available to governments so they can get more people cycling more often.”
You can download the app here.