Google launch cycle maps
Bicyclists polarise opinion, with some drivers wanting them all rounded up and shot, while others simply wonder how people can afford such expensive bikes. Either way, they're there and not disappearing anytime soon.
And with that, Google are including them in their maps.
Cycle maps have been a feature with Google in the US for a while now, but the UK has been thoroughly left out. Until now! On Google Maps, you'll now see a little cyclist icon, which means you can plot your pedal route. Obviously.
Apparently, it still isn't perfect, sending cyclists down normal roads, avoiding National Cycle Routes, but it won't be long before National Cycle Network routes will be added.
Of course, there's a whole host of other options available, such as CycleStreets, but that'll hammer your phone's battery, so maybe Google need to buck up and sort this out. Whatever the outcome, this will be a welcome addition of British cyclists.