5 Essential Motorcycling Smartphone Apps
There are many incredible phenomena’s of the modern age, such as string cheese and Donald Trump’s hair cut, but none more curious than our need for more Smartphone Apps. To help build on your collection of essential biking gadgets check out some of our favourite biking apps to make your life easier.
1. Best Biking Roads – This neat little app shows you motorcycle routes near you. I know we use the same roads as everyone else, but this helps you find the best biking routes. You can search by country, in case you’re planning a road trip. There is a search feature if you have a destination in mind, and it can even find routes using your GPS/current location. Android £2.39/ iPhone £2.49
2. Visordown – This is a great news app, it sends biking news from the web straight to your phone, from sports to petitions being raised in communities to improve biker awareness. A must have if you like staying connected. It’s slick and easy to use, best part is it’s free. Android/iPhone
3. UK Motorcycle Theory Test – Exactly what is says on the packet, this simple to use app has over 900 multiple choice test questions, in a similar format to the real thing. This is a great app when preparing for your motorcycle theory test. Android/iPhone £1.99
4. Road Trip – This app lets you calculate your fuel millage costs and economy. Great for motorbikes and cars. There are also lots of extra features including an expenses section, maintenance tracker and reminder plus many more. A steal at £2.99 on iPhone. This app does not have an Android version, but I found Fuel Fare, to be a useful alternative, it’s not as extensive in its features, but it is free.
5. MotorcycleParking.com – Not an app, but a web page you should save on your smart phone, this great site lets you know the various parking laws for all UK boroughs. I have been bitten many times by unwittingly assuming free parking and getting a fine, or paying at a pay and display where it was free for two wheels. The site also allows you to search for bike bays in boroughs that have them. The navigation takes some getting used to, but is a must have, especially if you live in a place as populated as London.
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