Plot your way to health

Posted by Alastair Otter on December 3, 2007
Posted in Transport

Mapmyride.com

We all know that getting out of our cars and onto our bikes is not only good for us but is also good for the environment. The average car pumps out around 160g of carbon dioxide for every kilometer you drive, so even one bicycle ride a week, instead of a short car journey, reduces your carbon footprint.

One of our favourite online tools for tracking our cycling routes is Mapmyride. Using Google Maps, Mapmyride makes it easy to plan a cycling route and then share it with friends and other cyclists.

What we also really like is that if you have Google Earth installed, Mapmyride shows the elevation of the various parts of your route. Which is important if you want to make sure you’re not faced with a long uphill on the way back home.

Mapmyride is also good for finding interesting routes when next you’re on holiday in unfamiliar territory. Get cycling.

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