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  • P-Jay
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    Yeah, it gives an idea of how sparsely populated the middle bit is.

    Oh and a mysterious corner of North Cardiff glows almost as brightly as BPW…

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    IMO, the laziest bit is Birmingham as most of it just shows population really, but there’s not much light blue for the population around that part of the country!!

    globalti
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    Been looking at thet map for a few months now and wondering where it will all lead – quite soon every single cycleable road and trail in the world will have been recorded and we really will see who does all the cycling.

    Take a look at Africa.

    northernmatt
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    Strava hasn’t quite made it to Antur Stiniog it would seem

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    The thing that map shows is how popular Strava is in the UK! I know we have a high population density, but it’s interesting quite how many users we obviously have!

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    When you pan out to view the whole world, it’s basically just us the Dutch and the Belgians!!

    LoCo
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    They just don’t turn it on for cheeky trails, so you lot can’t find them 😉

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    Bit of a hotspot at QECP too, and funny to see how many have left Strava on for the Isle of Wight ferry crossing!

    Deveron53
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    A few lonely but keen bikers way off in Siberia it seems!

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    IMO, the laziest bit is Birmingham as most of it just shows population really, but there’s not much light blue for the population around that part of the country!!

    They just all drive to Cannock instead…

    rudebwoy
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    never use any slava or equivalent device -just ride in wales…

    plyphon
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    http://labs.strava.com/heatmap/#8/-2.40215/52.21309/blue/bike

    Or so the data would show!

    I think this has been posted before. Either way, it’s great for data visualisation, and for finding cheeky trails near you (Zoom in on Lordwood Southampton and you can see each trail clear as day).

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    I wonder whether it’s possible to scale the results by local population density, which would show the popularity of cycling in a location more accurately (for some definitions of “more accurately”)?

    This is something I appear to have to explain VERY SLOWLY to an increasing number of people these days…

    JUST BECAUSE I RIDE A BIKE DOESN’T MEAN I USE CHUFFING STRAVA

    gwaelod
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    survivorship bias

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    Oh and a mysterious corner of North Cardiff glows almost as brightly as BPW…

    Where?

    JUST BECAUSE I RIDE A BIKE DOESN’T MEAN I USE CHUFFING STRAVA

    Of course, but if the percentage of riders using it is consistent country-wide then it gives a good indication.

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    What LoCo said 😀

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    You can see the trails centres very clearly.

    Same with popular road climbs like Box Hill. Big Sportive routes show up quite well, have a look just north of Perth for the Etape Caledonia route.

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    Not much evidence of fat bikes being used on beaches 😈 – the only one I can see is at Pembrey, probably because of Battle on the Beach.

    Btw it’s not so much that no-one rides in Wales, just that the middle bit is relatively empty. Compare it to Dumfries and Galloway, a similar sort of landscape (ish!)

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