Strava is cycling’s social media and it’s at its best when you use it to follow and interact with other riders, rather than just as an insular online training diary.
Logon and you’ll see the activity feed, which displays the most recent rides of the cyclists you follow. Follow friends, colleagues, other local riders, professional cyclists and anyone else you’ll find interesting. Make sure you join the RoadCyclingUK Strava club to see what other RCUK members are up to.
See a ride that grabs your attention, whether it’s the distance, elevation KOMs of personal bests, then give that riders some kudos or add a comment. Everyone needs a virtual pat on the back.
One of our favourite features is the ability to connect your Instagram account with your Strava profile. If you upload an Instagram picture of a stunning view or a grueling climb while out on a ride then it will appear on your Strava ride. It adds colour and context, and the beauty and sense of exploration that is such an important part of cycling.
There’s also room for improvement to make Strava an even more social experience. We’d love a feed which logs when other riders you follow comment on a ride or hand out kudos, and a more integrated club page for the RCUK community to share their rides.