It’s looking like a mixed bag of weather this Easter weekend here in the UK, so why not escape Earth’s atmosphere for you Sunday ride? In an ‘out of this world’ first, cycling tech company Bkool is giving fans and riders from all over the planet the opportunity to ride on the surface of the moon with the new ‘Lunar Route’.
While many have only dreamt of visiting the moon and feeling zero gravity for themselves, Bkool enables everyone to experience ‘moon riding’, when using their Indoor Simulator.
Using a combination of cutting edge GPX data and video footage from historical moon landings, Bkool has uploaded challenging bike routes across the moon’s iconic crater filled surface.
The latest addition to Bkool’s 500,000+ bike routes is the ‘Lunar Route’. Cyclists will be challenged by the craters and sharp inclines as well as the Marius Hills – a set of volcanic domes, with an average elevation of 200–500m and a gradient of 25%.
Alongside the sheer inclines, the route will take riders past the Apollo 11 landing site where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made history back in 1969. Keen eyes will also spot the national flags and the three lunar roving vehicles left from past moon missions.
Bkool’s Chief Route Scientist, Luke Gold, has hailed the development, “We are thrilled to be able to give riders a once in a lifetime journey. For all those looking to ‘fly to the moon and play among the stars’, the Bkool simulator is the answer”.