Do you use Strava? You’re not alone – in fact, a staggering 115,788,472 rides were uploaded in 2015, including 23,126,613 in the UK. They’re two of the stats released by Strava looking back at past year.
Across both cycling and running, 5.3 activities were uploaded to Strava ever second in 2015, with millions of athletes – more than 100,000 sign-up every week – using the app and website to log training, analyse data, plot routes, and track friends (and rivals…).
That’s produced a wealth of data, including the UK’s most popular segments, the most active day, the hilliest and flattest areas to ride, average speeds and distance, and plenty more, including what the country’s army of cycle commuters are doing on two wheels.
Some of the data is surprising, some of it less so, but it provides an interesting snapshot into how the UK’s cycling community spends life on two wheels. Here are some of the best bits.