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Map My Track to power the Revolve24 Race event app

Riders attending the Revolve24 Race will be able to download the official event app, powered by Map My Tracks, to compete for pole position and their pit garage ahead of the Grand Start.


The Revolve24 event app will take advantage of Map My Tracks’ event platform that provides event organisers with both mobile and web apps designed to foster participant and fan engagement before, during and after the event.

Revolve24 is a closed circuit 24-hour global relay race series.  The first, UK event in September 2015 will be held at Brands Hatch on what is a testing 3.9 kilometre track.

The competition starts well before the race!  By using many of the familiar Map My Tracks app features, as well as some new features exclusive to Revolve24, soloists and teams will be able to link their GPS performance data and challenge for pole position, as well as the bragging rights of pit garage 1. Based on the miles covered, the feet climbed and average speed achieved during training, the Revolve24 event app will calculate the teams or soloists position on the grid.

The Revolve24 app, powered by Map My Tracks, will provide a great event experience for the rider, team managers and spectators providing real-time category positions during the 24-hour race.  Map My Tracks will be used to crunch the numbers across the KOM segment, Sprint, Fastest Lap and most laps completed.  The app will also provide event information, training tips and exclusive offers from event partners.

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Map My Tracks Events adds GPS timing and a social focus on sports events

Map My Tracks, best known for their fitness app OutFront, has released an update to Map My Tracks Events which gives everyone a front row seat to sports events that use the app. Along with live social interactions from events the latest update includes a new GPS timing feature that lets sports event organisers set timed segments along their courses.

Map My Tracks Events

Timed segments for events

Unique to Map My Tracks Events is the option for event organisers to set up, event-specific, timed segments along courses and present a live leader board of results.  It works from the GPS data uploaded by participants which is scanned, ranked and presented on a live leader board for the event. The introduction of GPS timing for sports events by Map My Tracks means that event organisers now have a viable alternative to costly chip timing solutions.

Live GPS tracking is at the heart of what Map My Tracks does and Map My Tracks Events takes advantage of over seven years experience in developing sports tracking apps for mobile phones. Using Map My Tracks Events in combination with Map My Tracks OutFront, for iOS and Android, participants of any outdoor event can track and share their progress live online. Map My Tracks Events pools together the live performance of participants and social buzz from spectators so that everyone can follow the action live. Pictures, videos and tweets posted to Twitter and Instagram are filtered to give online followers a front row seat at the event.

The new GPS timing option from Map My Tracks Events works in both a live mode, which shows results immediately after a participant has completed the segment, or from uploaded data. In either case, the participant data is scanned, ranked and listed according to their performance.

Map My Tracks Events lets sports event organisers set up and curate their own event web app that includes live participant tracking, event-specific social buzz and GPS timing. Sportives, marathons or sailing regattas can use Map My Tracks Events to provide an event-specific app to their participants. The app tracks the progress of participants live and provides event organisers with a suite of tools to promote and engage with their participants during the event.

Nick Tatt, Founder of Map My Tracks, said: “With this latest update to our event platform we are able to bring together all the experience we have gained by providing apps for major events like the Tour of Britain. Now, events of any size can easily set up and offer their participants an event app that has all the latest live action and social buzz.”

Since the launch of Map My Tracks Events in January cycling event organisers like Action Medical Research and Pendragon Sports have opted to use Map My Tracks to provide event-specific web apps to their participants.
More events using Map My Tracks can be viewed online.

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Map My Tracks launches the official Tour of Britain Tracker app

We're thrilled to announce that Map My Tracks is, yet again, providing the Tour of Britain with live tracking and the official tour tracking app. The Tour of Britain is the first sports event to benefit from the Map My Tracks Event Tracker app and we can't wait to see how the fans use it. The official announcement is in full below.

Map My Tracks launches the official Tour of Britain Tracker app

Map My Tracks, the official tour tracking supplier to The Tour of Britain, is once again set to provide live online and mobile coverage of this year’s Tour of Britain. Map My Tracks has launched the official Tour of Britain Tracker app which will feature live tracking of each of the eight stages, latest news from the race, results of the day’s action and all the social buzz from around the web.

Starting from Peebles on 15th September, The Tour of Britain is the UK’s largest professional bicycle race and is one of the highlights of the British sporting calendar, being the country’s largest free-to-watch live sporting event. With the addition of an iOS/Android and web app from Map My Tracks the tour can now be followed by fans on any connected device.

The Map My Tracks Tour of Britain Tracker will be an essential tool for fans and spectators to stay up to date on the riders’ real-time progress over each of the stages. The app features interactive route maps, details of all the climbs and sprints and is a great way to work out where the best road-side vantage points are. For the duration of the event, Map My Tracks will be tracking the race live and broadcasting the riders’ progress for spectators to follow on the app.

Mick Bennett, Tour of Britain Race Director, said: “We are very happy to be continuing our partnership with Map My Tracks and excited by the launch of the new app.  This will allow fans to follow the action in the tenth anniversary Tour wherever they are.”

Nick Tatt, Founder of Map My Tracks, said: “We’re thrilled to be supporting such a prestigious event for the second year running. Last year was a great success so we wanted to come back again with something new for fans. The all-new Map My Tracks Tour of Britain Tracker has something for everyone - all the facts and figures from the race together with live tracking and also a KoM challenge.”

First launched in 2007, Map My Tracks has pioneered the use of mobile phones to stream live performance telemetry for sports like cycling and running. Avid cyclists and runners use Map My Tracks around the world to log their rides. With the introduction of the Map My Tracks Event Tracker, at this year’s Tour of Britain, sports event organisers now have a viable app solution to use at any sports event to help bring their event alive online.

Tatt added: “It’s long been our aim to provide sports event organisers with an event tracker that is flexible, robust and easy to set up and we can’t wait to see how the fans use the Tour of Britain Tracker.”

Map My Tracks OutFront, the same app as used by amateur cyclists around the world, will be used to track the pro bunch live throughout the Tour of Britain. This year Map My Tracks are also challenging cyclists around the UK to ride the climbs of the tour to then compare their performance against the pro riders in the race.

Segments of each SKODA King of the Mountains climbs have been created on Map My Tracks for amateurs to cover before the pro riders pass over them. Map My Tracks will be timing the pro riders covering the same climbs at race pace and posting the times for fans to compare against.  A full list of the climbs covered during the Tour of Britain is on Map My Tracks.

To download the official app search for ‘Tour of Britain 2013’ in the App Store and Google Play or visit the web app online for more information and download links.

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Team Sky Launch New Training App Powered by Map My Tracks

image The official Team Sky Cycling app for iPhone, which allows riders to record, monitor and analyse their training just like the pro riders, launches today.

Created in partnership with Team Sky’s official supplier, Map My Tracks, the free Team Sky Cycling app uses the latest in GPS live tracking technology to allow fans as well as Team Sky pro riders to track and share their rides live for others to follow on the web.

With the ability to connect to ANT+ devices such as SRM or Powertap power meters, riders will also be able to stream live power, cadence, heart rate, speed, elevation and other performance data to coaches via the Map My Tracks cloud network. Each heartbeat, pedal stroke, mile and watt produced can be monitored to provide riders, and coaches alike, with a unique real-time performance overview.

Map My Tracks’ training and fitness apps extend beyond individual rider solutions. Coaches, teams and sports event organisers can monitor, broadcast and share real-time biometric data from any number of participants in an event live on the web. From club rides to World Tour races, the Map My Tracks event app tracking get online fans closer to the action than ever before.

First launched in 2007, Map My Tracks has, for over five years, pioneered the use of mobile phones to record and stream live performance telemetry for sports like cycling and running. Map My Tracks has sports enthusiasts streaming activities live from over 190 countries and provides event organisers with live GPS tracking solutions for cycle races, sailing regattas and running events.

Fran Millar, Head of Business Operations, from Team Sky said: “Giving our fans access to training and tracking technology with Map My Tracks is a great way for them to get an insight into Team Sky and how our riders prepare throughout the year. The app also encourages riders of all levels to analyse and record their own data and then share their results with fellow cyclists.”

Nick Tatt, founder of Map My Tracks said: “We have worked hard with Team Sky to ensure the Team Sky Cycling app is easy to use and will help people with their training.”

Tatt continued: “The app takes advantage of our very latest live tracking technology which lets friends and family follow a rider’s progress live and comment on their performance as they hit the climbs. With the addition of live heart rate, power and cadence it makes the Team Sky training app an obvious training accessory to take on any ride.”

To download the free Team Sky Cycling app, please visit the App Store or search ‘Team Sky Cycling’.

For Android users - TeamSky.com has been better optimised for mobile web browsers so you can always keep up to date with the team and the training portion of the app by Map My Tracks can be downloaded from Google Play.

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Map My Tracks becomes Official GPS Tracking Supplier for The Tour of Britain

image Map My Tracks will be the official GPS Tracking Supplier for The 2012 Tour of Britain. For the duration of the event, Map My Tracks will be tracking the race live and broadcasting the riders’ progress for spectators to follow online, on tablet devices and on mobile phones.

Map My Tracks will be the official GPS Tracking Supplier for The 2012 Tour of Britain. For the duration of the event, Map My Tracks will be tracking the race live and broadcasting the riders’ progress for spectators to follow online, on tablet devices and on mobile phones.

Starting from Ipswich on 9th September, The Tour of Britain is the UK’s largest professional bicycle race and is one of the highlights of the British sporting calendar, being the country’s largest free-to-watch live sporting event.

The Tour of Britain will feature eight stages in 2012, with each expected to draw huge crowds following the excitement of this year’s summer of cycling. Organisers anticipate the event to be the hardest yet, with a challenging set of stages ensuring that the winner of the IG Markets Gold Jersey won’t be decided until a spectacular final stage in the Surrey Hills.

With such a close finish expected, Map My Tracks will be an essential tool for fans and spectators to stay up to date on the riders’ real-time progress over each of the stages.

Mick Bennett, Tour of Britain Race Director, said: “We are looking forward to working with Map My Tracks who will be taking the online tracking of this year’s Tour of Britain to a new level.  Online tracking is a key part of our website during the race week, allowing spectators at home or work who can’t get to the side of the road the chance to be a part of the race virtually. 

He continued: “With in excess of a quarter of a million unique visitors to our website during the eight days of the race, the Map My Tracks live tracking will ensure spectators can keep up-to-date with where The Tour is at any time.”

Nick Tatt, Founder of Map My Tracks, said: “We’re really excited to be supporting such a prestigious event in this year’s cycling calendar and can’t wait to see what action The Tour of Britain will provide. The Map My Tracks Event Tracker will really give online spectators a feel for what the riders will be experiencing over the eight days and road-side spectators can use it to monitor the progress of the approaching pro riders.”

First launched in 2007, Map My Tracks has pioneered the use of mobile phones to record and stream live performance telemetry for sports like cycling and running. Map My Tracks has sports enthusiasts streaming activities live from over 190 countries and provides event organisers with live GPS tracking solutions for cycle races, sailing regattas and running events.

Tatt added: “Live tracking is at the heart of what Map My Tracks does and while cyclists may have used the Map My Tracks app on their phones to record their own rides, the online Event Tracker takes this a step further, providing a complete overview of The Tour of Britain 2012 and the progress of the pro riders.”

The Map My Tracks OutFront app for iPhone and Android will be used to track the pro bunch throughout the Tour of Britain. The App can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play and used on any ride to track and analyse every detail including speed, heart rate, cadence, power and elevation gain. Ride data can be synced online for further analysis or to share and compare with friends and family.

More on how to follow The 2012 Tour of Britain online.

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Introducing Map My Tracks Event Tracker at the Tour Down Under

Live tracking is at the heart of everything that Map My Tracks does. It’s where Map My Tracks started some five years ago and the goal has always been to provide sports events with a viable mass tracking solution that is easy to use and engaging for spectators to watch online.

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Today Map My Tracks officially launches the Event Tracker. To celebrate the launch the Event Tracker it is being used by UCI WorldTour team GreenEDGE in the Tour Down Under. Online spectators can watch a live stream of biometric data and real-time telemetry from the pro peloton and follow all the latest news from the event. Each rider’s heart rate, power, cadence and speed along with their position in the race all feature in the Event Tracker for online spectators to follow.

Map My Tracks Event Tracker works in conjunction with a range of supported mobile apps for sports tracking. During an event the Map My Tracks iPhone app, OutFront, captures and streams live data from each participant and broadcasts it live to the event tracker for spectators to follow, both online and via the app itself. As the tracking device is a mobile phone is makes using Map My Tracks Event Tracker the only viable tracking solution for mass participations sports events like sportives, marathons and regattas. There’s no need for specialist tracking devices, just a mobile phone with a compatible app from Map My Tracks. Cycling, running or sailing event organisers now have a way of showcasing their event live online while it takes place for online spectators around the world to follow.

Map My Tracks is a social network for sports enthusiasts where people share their training and workouts. As with all of its features there is a strong social theme to the Event Tracker. It’s an open system where event organisers can add their event and races themselves and participants opt in to be a part of the live event. It is as good to use in at professional event like the Tour Down Under or simply for a weekend run or training ride out with friends.

The Map My Tracks team have drawn on their experience of providing custom tracking solutions for Team Sky and sports events like the HotChillee London to Paris and the Cracknell - Walters E2E Record Attempt to provide an online experience that is an asset to participants, event organisers and online spectators.

Live tracking is just one side of it the Event Tracker. Each event can be replayed to provide second-by-second analysis of the action. Detailed statistics of an individual’s performance can be assessed and shared with friends, family or coaches.

The launch of the Event Tracker is timed to coincide with the start of the 2012 cycling, running and sailing season providing sportive, marathon and regatta organisers with a live tracking system that can include all of their participants, not just the elite athletes.

The pro cycling team, GreenEDGE,  will be one of the first to use the Map My Tracks Event Tracker in the Tour Down Under. Live tracking is available to watch online during the event from January 17 to January 22. Each race starts at 11:00 local time and a replay of the day’s action is available any time after the race finish.

For more information about the Map My Tracks Event Tracker, or custom event tracking solutions, contact the events team.

Bol d’Or Mirabaud extends GPS tracking to the whole fleet courtesy of Map My Tracks

Map My Tracks announces partnership to provide live GPS tracking at this year’s Bol d’Or Mirabaud. For the first time in the 72 year history of the Bol d'Or Mirabaud, all of the 500 or more boats participating will be able to use live GPS tracking courtesy of Map My Tracks. Map My Tracks will be providing live GPS tracking via its range of mobile phone sports apps in conjunction with the organisers of this prestigious sailing event sailed on Lake Geneva on June 12.

In previous years the Cercle de la Voile de la Société Nautique de Genève has invested in GPS tracking for up to 100 boats. By taking advantage of Map My Tracks’ comprehensive range of compatible mobile phones they are, for the first time, able to offer live GPS tracking to the whole fleet.

Competitors with compatible mobile phones will be able to download a Map My Tracks mobile app that will update and broadcast their live location during the race so that spectators can follow the racing action on the event website via the organiser’s online race viewer. With such an extensive range of compatible mobile phone apps, that are compatible with iPhone, Nokia, Blackberry, Sony Ericsson phones, the organisers expect a large proportion of the fleet to be tracking live for spectators to follow around the world.

In Map My Tracks the event organisers have found a practical and cost effective alternative to the expensive proprietary GPS tracking solutions that have previously limited the number participants that can be tracked live. By taking advantage of the explosion of mobile phones that have GPS capabilities, event organisers of mass participation sports are now able to offer GPS tracking to all competitors via the Map My Tracks event platform which broadcasts live action online for spectators around the world to follow.

Each competitor that uses Map My Tracks at this year’s Bol d’Or Mirabaud will be able to replay and compare their performance after the event to analyse their strategy and find out where the race was won or lost.

Speaking about today’s fantastic news Map My Tracks’ Nick Tatt says “We are delighted to be involved with such a prestigious sailing event as the Bol d’Or Mirabaud. The event has a long track record of pushing the boundaries and the addition of GPS tracking from Map My Tracks means that for the first time in its history the whole fleet can be tracked live for spectators to follow.”

Racing starts on June 12 and spectators will be able to follow the racing action live on the event website at http://www.boldormirabaud.com.

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