Creating a good, safe route; what should you consider?

Using the Cyql app, it is extremely easy to share routes in GPX format so that you can go cycling together. The route becomes instantly visible to all participants within the app, which is extremely convenient! This also includes all relevant details such as distance and number of altimeters, for example. Moreover, the Cyql app offers the possibility to easily share these routes with other devices, such as your Garmin or Wahoo bike computer. But how do you create a good, safe and fun route?

  1. Know your target audience and level:
    Before you begin planning a route, it is important to understand your target audience and the level of participants.Consider their experience level, physical condition and preferences.A route suitable for experienced cyclists may be overwhelming for beginners.Make sure the distance, terrain and level of challenge are in line with the abilities of the group.

  2. Safety first:
    Safety always comes first when creating a bike route.Avoid busy roads with heavy traffic and look for quieter roads, bike lanes and green areas.Check traffic rules and local regulations for cyclists, and be sure to comply with them while planning your route.Also consider visibility and always wear proper cycling clothing and equipment, including lights and reflective elements.

  3. Explore interesting sights and landscapes:
    A route can be made even more engaging by including interesting sights and breathtaking scenery.Research the area and discover places worth exploring during the bike ride.Think picturesque views, historic sites, charming villages or local attractions.Adding these elements will make the route not only enjoyable, but memorable.

  4. Check the route in advance:
    Before sharing the route with others, it is advisable to test it yourself in advance.Cycle the route and watch for possible obstacles, such as road narrowing, unpaved paths or steep climbs.Make sure the route is well maintained and free of unsafe conditions.That way you can avoid surprises and make any adjustments for a smoother experience for all participants.

  5. Use the Cyql app for a seamless experience:
    Take advantage of the Cyql app’s convenient features to share your bike route within your cycling club.Once you share your route, it is automatically included in the club’s GPX library.This allows the club to build a valuable collection of beautiful routes in the area.In addition, the app offers the ability to instantly create a new ride with a selected route from the library. In this way, planning and creating new rides becomes effortless and easy.

By sharing the route in GPX format, all participants can clearly view the route and access necessary information such as distance and number of altimeters. In addition, the app makes it easy to share the route directly with Garmin or Wahoo bike computers, making navigation during the ride effortless.

Cyql’s helpful tips: If you need inspiration for a new bike route or want to surprise others, you can use the route planning feature in the Garmin app, for example. With just a few simple steps, you can ask the app to automatically generate a route for you. You only need to specify the desired distance and direction (north, east, south, west), and the Garmin app will do the rest! After the route is generated, you can easily import it into the Cyql app and join your cycling friends on a new adventure.

Additionally, Strava (premium account only) offers the ability to generate popular routes based on your current location. You can specify the desired distance and Strava will automatically suggest interesting routes in the area. All you have to do is import these routes into the Cyql app and you’re ready to go exploring with your cycling friends!

Thanks to these handy features, planning new routes becomes a breeze and you can enjoy new cycling adventures every time. Have fun and safe miles!

Signs that your cycling club needs cycling app Cyql

Many cyclists also join cycling club to enjoy beautiful rides and scenery together. Sometimes it can still be difficult for cycling club to organize the rides. Fortunately, there is now the solution: the cycling app Cyql. When is it advisable for your cycling club to use the app Cyql? Here are the 5 most common signs!

🤯 1 – Cluttered WhatsApp groups
A common platform to communicate within clubs is WhatsApp. A disadvantage of this is that in addition to rides, there is also proliferation of (unnecessary) messages being shared. Cyql ensures that bike rides are moved from WhatsApp to the Cyql app, this avoids unnecessary disruption to all members. All relevant information in one app, how nice is that?

🚵🏼 2 – There is less cycling together.
Cyclists may be members of a cycling club. However, cycling remains an individual sport in which it remains a constant challenge for clubs to get members to cycle more and together in order to maintain the cycling club’s right to exist and added value. Communicating with members, partly due to the individual nature, is difficult for cycling clubs to achieve. Cyql offers the ultimate solution for this, members can take initiatives themselves by creating their own rides and offers effective communication to members and among themselves.

👨🏼‍💻 3 – Simple automation
Cyql is a ready-made platform and can be deployed immediately. After a club has signed up, members can download the mobile app through the App Stores and members can easily be invited and allowed into their own digital club environment. The cycling app is the digital extension of one’s own club.

🦺 4 – Increase safety
One of Cyql’s goals is to increase safety in group rides. For each ride, the advised group size of the ride is indicated and road captains can be designated. Rides can be limited and an emergency contact number (ICE) of each ride participant is available. Participants know all relevant information prior to the ride and the route can be shared so everyone knows where they are cycling.