All it takes is the push of a button or a tap on a screen, and you can create a route, track your training, predict the weather, fashion a tourniquet, and connect with millions of other cyclists from around the world. Smartphone apps have made just about anything possible, and in the world of cycling, there are thousands to choose from. But how do you know which cycling apps are right for you? The process can be overwhelming – there are 50+ route-planning apps, for example, that all seem to do the same thing. Or do they? 

Every cycling app has its own unique features and user model that has been tried and tested over the years. A number of apps have floated to the top, while others have sunk to the bottom of the ocean and disappeared altogether. Here is our pick of the best cycling apps that we use to plan, navigate, train, and more.

Cycling apps

(Image credit: komoot)

Komoot

The best route planning app for all terrains

Compatibility: Android, iOS | Price: Free – Premium for £3.99($3.99)/region; £29.99($29.99)/worldwide

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