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Motorists have TomTom and Garmin. Cyclists now have the Bike Hub iPhone app. This free app, launched only four days ago, is already a top three navigation app on iTunes. The app is getting new people on bikes and, by displaying clever short-cuts and bicycle-friendly routes, is cutting the journey times of existing cyclists.

A new iPhone app has been launched which helps cyclists plan journeys away from busy roads. The Bike Hub app is free on iTunes.

The app uses a satnav-style routing engine developed specifically for cyclists. Unlike standard satnavs, or Google Maps, the Bike Hub iPhone app can route cyclists along cycle paths, such as routes on the Sustrans National Cycle Network. The app also routes away from up-hill slogs for cyclists who wish...

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