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2 Feb 2015
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2015’s shaping up to be a big year for Here’s a hint of what’s coming up in the next few months.

You’ll have noticed that we’ve not updated our news content over the winter. That’s because we’ve been concentrating on the technology behind the website – the software and hardware that makes our route-planner and mapping tick.

We’ve developed new software so our route-planner can update faster and more reliably than before, with a full refresh every fortnight; and we’ve installed a massive new server, stuffed to the gills with all the memory we could find, so that your route-planning isn’t interrupted as we refresh the routes.

This lays the ground for us to expand the planner in 2015, covering more countries, bringing in more bike-specific data, and with new features to suggest great routes when you just want to get out and ride. We’ll also be improving the step-by-step directions, and making the route-planner easier to use on a mobile phone.’s mission is to help you find somewhere great to ride, whether for your daily commute, your weekend rides or your touring expeditions. We’ll be doing much more of that this year. Come along for the ride.

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Mon 2 Feb 2015, 16:07

I clicked your "new software" link — I didn't understand a word of it, but congratulations!

What I _do_ understand is the enormous usefulness of your route-planner. I'm in the midst of planning a six-week meandering cycle tour around England, and I can't imagine tackling the task without

Thank you!

~ David Miller (on the frigid Canadian prairies)

Mon 2 Feb 2015, 16:20

Brilliant - delighted that you're finding it useful!