How Strava works
Simply download the Strava app from the app store to your smartphone, a quick bit of information about yourself including age, weight and primary sport, and you’re away! You can record your activities using your smartphone, Apple watch, or handlebar computer (a Garmin or Wahoo for example). When you upload your first activity, you will be given all of the stats from your ride or run including your average speed, max speed, distance travelled, power output and calories burned, which is why being honest with your personal questions is very important! If you want even more accurate readings, connect a heart rate monitor to your smartphone or handlebar device, this will show you exactly how hard you’ve worked, and how many more drinks you’ve earned at the pool bar that evening.
Our biggest use of Strava is its routes feature, free to use with any account. As we're only able to cycle close to home at the moment, you'll have to use your imagination for this next part! Each of our beachclubs has its own individual account, with a selection of routes which have all been mapped out by our bike guides. A mixture of mountain bike and road routes are available and you will find most of the information you need within the title of the route itself. If that’s not enough, feel free to leave a comment in our Neilson cycling club page, and one of our bike team will happily give you more detail on specific routes. The routes will be ready and waiting for you once we're all able to travel again. You will also see segments on the routes and activities, most of which our guides are the fastest on, not to blow our own trumpets…..of course!