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Strava rides can be turned into music with Cycle Tracks

Strava rides can be turned into music with Cycle Tracks

New service will turn your rides into music using your speed, altitude and distance data If sitting back and viewing your average speed, distance and calories consumed after every ride doesn’t quite provide enough satisfaction for your efforts, then a new service will turn your Strava data into music.

Every pedal stroke will now be like playing a finely-tuned instrument as the Cycle Tracks system, developed by hearing specialists Amplifon, turns your bike ride into a tune.

According to the system’s makers, “Cycle Tracks is a tool that’s capable of translating your performance data into bespoke music and visuals that match your ride”.

From the provided promotional video, the music appears to be more electronic than a full-blown symphony using an orchestra. More Kraftwerk than LSO.

We look forward to seeing cyclists changing the pace of their rides, and climbing up and down hills just to craft music. How long will it be before someone manages to play ‘happy birthday’? It’s another aspect of Strava art to add to the mapped pictures of horses, dogs and elephants drawn out on a huge scale.

It’s unclear at present exactly how the system changes your Strava data to music, but more information will be released when […]

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