A release from Rouvy notes that it is a ‘unique platform that continues to complete its mission of enabling cyclists and triathletes to bike the planet indoors from the comfort of their homes.’
Rouvy’s Augmented Routes combine high-quality, geo-synced video footage with animated 3D riders ‘for the most realistic simulation and immersive racing experience’. To help athletes enjoy the summer rides in their favourite UK places during winter, Rouvy has processed and released the first series of UK climbs.
Recording of the series initially took its inspiration from the book, ‘100 Greatest Cycling Climbs: A Road Cyclist’s Guide to Britain’s Hills’ by Simon Warren.
With the latest release of the Rouvy platform, official Group Rides and Online Racing are now available across all apps, including MacOS and Apple TV (release version 0.9.8). ‘Creating a Virtual Race event on Rouvy takes just 2 clicks, turning preparation for the outdoor rides or next race into a fun competition between friends or teammates.’
The complete list of the first released series:
- Cheddar Gorge (distance 3.37 miles, avg grade 5%)
- Yorks Hill (distance 1.78 miles, avg grade 5%)
- The Road to Hell (distance 7.91 miles,avg grade 4%)
- Steyning Bostal (distance 2.4 miles, avg grade 4%)
- Horseshoe Pass (distance 4.18 miles, avg grade 5%)
- Exmoor Forest (distance 4.88 miles, avg grade 6%)
- Haytor Vale (distance 4.6 miles, avg grade 5%)
- Rundlestone (distance 6.15 miles, avg grade 4%)
- Mennock Pass (distance 7.37 miles, avg grade 4%)
- Ffordd Penllech (distance 2.31 miles, avg grade 2%)
- Mott Street (distance 2.12 miles, avg grade 3%)
- Bealach-na-Ba (distance 5.91 miles, avg grade 7%)
- Toys Hill (distance 2.02 miles, avg grade 6%)
- Salcombe Hill (distance 1.24 miles, avg grade 8%)
- Widecombe (distance 2.44 miles, avg grade 5%)
- Penbarra (distance 1.58 miles, avg grade 10%)
The company will continue processing and releasing the climbs in the AR mode listed in the 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs book.