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NI Trail Centres Making Their Mark!


Cycling App, Strava, has released some fascinating data from 2014 highlighting some of the UK's top cycling hotspots.

With the app recording a total ride distance of 2,700,000,000 kilometers from over 75,700,000 rides across the globe, there are few other platforms which can offer this kind of research into cycling habits across the world.

Strava's data usage map of the UK, released earlier this month, shows just how far Northern Ireland has come since the first National Mountain Bike Trail Centres were opened across the country in spring 2013. 

Measuring both road and off-road cycling data, there are three very distinct cycling hubs in Castlewellan, Rostrevor and Davagh Forest (each circled right) as well as a high volume of recordings around Belfast and North Down. 

Chris Armstrong from MountainBikeNI.com explains, "We know from analysing our own electronic visitor counters, that Northern Ireland's new trail centres have been, and continue to be, incredibly popular amongst locals and visitors alike however it is great to see these facilities literally making their mark through this Strava data."

Chris continues, "With Northern Ireland's new National Trail Centres continuing to pick up more and more recognition in the UK's cycling press we are confident this trend will continue and with further development opportunities in the pipeline we hope to see further cycling hubs appear across Northern Ireland in the future."

Check out this online article from BikeBiz for More Strava Stats from 2014 

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