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Join Nigel Mansell as he cycles 1200 miles in 13 days

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To support the Nigel Mansell Cycle Challenge around Britain Map My Tracks has launched the first live first-person tracking system that allows online viewers to experience the ride as Nigel is seeing it. The ex-Formula 1 champion has embarked on an epic 1200 miles ride around Britain over 13 days in aid of UK Youth and with Map My Tracks' virtual tracking system spectators can follow Nigel's progress in real-time and see the roads as he see them.

The Nigel Mansell Cycle Challenge takes place from July 22 through to August 3 and each day’s ride will be tracked live so that spectators can watch Nigel at any stage to see where and what he is seeing.

First person tracking viewer

By overlaying the Map My Tracks live tracking platform with Google Street View spectators get, for the first time, a view of the road as if they were cycling it themselves. The first-person viewer updates and travels down the roads as new data is received live from the Map My Tracks tracker that Nigel and his group have with them. Updates can be set as frequently as every two seconds but for this challenge new updates are taken every one minute.

Ride with Nigel as if sitting on his saddle or view the full route with statistics of their performance.

Please support Nigel and his team of riders in their challenge to ride 1200 in 13 days.

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