You can now get the cycle.travel app on your iPhone! Download it from the App Store.
With the cycle.travel app, you’ll get clear mapping and turn-by-turn directions for every step of your route. Plan the route on your computer, save it and open it on your phone, or just do everything in the app if you like.
The Android app is complete and in testing now: cycle.travel supporters can download it (see the newsletter for details), and it’ll be available to everyone in late August.
You can also use the cycle.travel website on your phone. You’ll find a few things are different to make best use of the limited screen space.
Click ‘Map’ as usual, and you’ll see a bar at the bottom of the screen with three sections: Map, Directions and Routes.
You’ll also see a three-line menu (‘hamburger menu’) at the top right, which is where you can find useful functions such as saving and downloading your route.
You can tap to add your start and end points as usual. If you want to add more points, double-tap on the screen (iPhone) or long-press (Android).
You’ll need to install an app that can open GPX files. There are many, but try:
Then back in cycle.travel, plan your route (and save it) and click “Open in phone app”. The route will be downloaded to your phone. It may open automatically in your app, or be downloaded to the Files area of your phone, from where you can click ‘Open in MapOut’ or something similar.