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by Mark Zalewski
April 28, 2017
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The Clare County Council in Ireland has funded signage to mark the Strava segments on their local climbs for cyclists. The signs are equipped with near field communications (NFC) technology that will give riders details about the relevant Strava segment by using their smartphones.
“The NFC enabled hill cycling signs will be a great addition to the county for the cyclists of Clare and visitors to the area,” said Eoin Hogan, Clare’s rural recreation officer.
“Cyclists will be able to get detailed information in advance of tackling a hill and also challenge themselves to see how their times compare to the fastest attempts on the hill.”
In addition to the high-tech information, the signs will also use low-tech, traditional methods to give information including average and maximum gradients, the length of the climb and the number of metres gained.
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