Google has beefed-up its Maps offering, with a roster of European countries now able to use its ace turn-by-turn cycling smarts. The update to its Android mapping suite is being rolled out now.
Having been launched in North America last year, as well as here in Blighty, Google has now brought the cycling service in Austria, Germany, France, Poland, Ireland, Luxembourg and Lichtenstein.
Users can load up directions from A to B, seeing detailed info on how long a route will take,using dedicated bike paths and quieter, bike-safe roads.
Switch on turn-by-turn and shove in your headphones and you’ll get satnav-style instructions too.
The Big G is keen to play up the significance of the service being added in France, with the centenary of the Tour de France just weeks away.
It’s even given details of how to do the classic Biarritz to Bordeaux leg without having to tackle six-lane highways.
Routes can be tweaked using MapMaker and saved to Google’s servers, so other users can get to their destination using the most cycle-friendly roads and paths.