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During the Covid-19 lockdown, I considered it appropriate to remain local for my morning bike ride [I often venture some considerable distances]. After a couple of monotonous loops of a local circuit commonly known as the Lollipop, an idea popped into my head; Street Mapping [or Strapping as I'm now going to refer to it]. The idea involves mapping all my local streets by cycling around them and recording my route on an App like Strava.
So with the idea firmly planted in my head, and after my warm up, I deviated from my planned route and began to Strap!
Apart from some obvious strange looks from people as I ventured into cul-de-sacs, looped around and set off down the next one, it turned out to be an interesting way to explore my local village and clock up some miles. As I record my rides on Strava, it also made for a very interesting picture...
If you’re new to cycling, not confident, or fear what to do if you have a puncture; this could be a really good little motivator to get out and about while maintaining safe proximity to home!
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