The new 100 Climbs app brings a new digital addition to the popular book series.
Anyone who has considered themselves a keen cyclist in the UK at any point during the past 5 years is probably aware of Simon Warren’s 100 greatest climbs, highlighting classic and challenging climbs.
If you’re looking for a hill climb hit-list, his books are a fantastic starting point, with all the information you need to feel informed and motivated. Get it now for £5.99.
Tick ’em off, one by one
In my younger days, I was a keen rock climber, and had several guidebooks covering routes on different crags, by separate regions. It was customary to write in the margins to log any ascents, with details of dates and which pitches you led, or seconded. It wasn’t unusual to scribble a comment to reflect the quality of the route, or how terrifying the experience was, in suitably shaky handwriting to convey the deep trauma it had inflicted.
So keeping track of what we’ve done, or what we plan to do, has always been a useful activity. I remember rainy afternoons in climbing cafés, poring over guidebooks deciding where to go if it ever stopped raining.
Cycling is slightly different in that you’re mostly not choosing a route from a prescribed list of available routes, but Simon Warren’s books definitely bring an element of that desire to tick as many off the list as we can.
And now it’s even easier to keep track, with the new app.
The 100 Greatest Climbs App
What better way, in this digital age, than an app on your phone to get the info you need and to record your progress?
The 100 climbs app not only provides information about the climbs, it syncs to Strava too so it knows which ones you’ve done, and can retain a history of your attempts.
The 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs app is the ultimate tool to help you track down Britain’s fantastic hills in your quest to ‘Ride them all’. Complete with all the content from the best selling book and utilizing your phone’s GPS you will now be better equipped than ever to locate the greatest climbs from the Scottish Highlands all the way down to Cornwall.
Plus, when synced with Strava it really comes alive. Once your ride history has been processed your home screen will proudly display your ‘100 Climbs score’, and the bigger the number, the bigger your bragging rights! You can quickly and simply check your efforts on each climb, compare times over the years and watch your total build as you keep ticking them off.
Exploring further you will see that via the interactive map you can locate and be instantly directed to the base of each climb and be taken to it’s factfile. In the factfile you will see the climb’s vital statistics together with comprehensive directions, a profile, a link to your previous efforts and the ability to view it on Strava. Alternatively you can scroll the list which can be sorted by difficulty, geographically, by ridden, or best of all, by which is nearest to your current location. So no matter were you find yourself, if you have your bike and you can spare the time you can head straight to the nearest climb on the list and bag it.