VR Cycling – The Length Of Britain
Yes You Can
How often do we need a reason to got the gym?
It could perhaps be a prettier place?
Well now you can go anywhere in the world!
Rain or shine – never lock your bike – winner!
Aaron Puzey has innovated Google Street View to be able to view it in real time in a VR Headset using his mobile.
Like many he was finding exercise to be quite tedious and boring.
Who wants to gaze at a white wall or watch others in a gym?
So he created an App to combine a Gear Vr headset with a Bluetooth cadence monitor – Cycle VR is born!
He has already cycled from Lands End to John O’ Groats and back again.
This simple but brilliant adaptation has enabled him to use the exercise bike in his own home to cycle anywhere in the world.
Aaron Puzey said: “I don’t really like exercise, I’ve been doing a little bit of cycling everyday after work for years but I got sick of staring at the same blank wall all the time.
“I’d been thinking about using virtual reality for a while and then it suddenly occurred to me that Google Street View is a great way of seeing the other parts of the world without having to actually go there.
“Becoming the first person to cycle from Land’s End to John o’ Groats in virtual reality feels like a great achievement.”
Aaron is looking for a business partner or investor to bring CycleVR into living rooms around the world. is full time job is as a programmer for the game developer Denki in Dundee, Scotland.
He added: “I’ve been a big supporter of virtual reality since it first became popular in the early 1990s. I’ve been following this new wave with a keen eye but I’m concerned that there aren’t many big reasons to own virtual reality yet for the average person.
“If we can find the right partner for CycleVR we could launch a consumer version of the app by the end of 2017.
“It’s hugely exciting to think of how popular gaming became with the Nintendo Wii, with families playing together – I think CycleVR could do the same for virtual reality, taking a really simple idea and letting people create their own exercise journeys, from the comfort of their own home.”
Aaron’s app lets him cycle anywhere in the world that Google Street View has captured data. He is currently planning his next big trip, and is considering exploring Japan.
If you can help get this App up and running – please follow this link over to his CycleVR website – tell him I sent you 🙂