Virtual Reality Cyclist Tours The UK - From His Living Room!

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Virtual Reality Cyclist Tours The UK - From His Living Room!

Virtual Reality Cyclist Tours The UK - From His Living Room!

Here at Raceskin, we know that there are all sorts of different cycling enthusiasts. There are those who like to pedal around their local area at a nice leisurely pace. There are those who love to take their bikes out further afield to explore what the beautiful British countryside has to offer. And there are those that simply use their bikes as a means of getting to work and back in a bid to save money.

And now we've come across a very different breed of cyclist, one that even we perhaps hadn't even thought would come to the fore... the virtual reality cylist. According to the BBC, software engineer Aaron Puzey, 44, is cycling his way from Lands End to John O'Groats without even leaving his living room, all thanks to a virtual reality headset.

He's developed his own software that shows Google's Streetview information so that he has a 360 degree view of the roads he's on, riding his bike from his flat in Dundee for half an hour a day.

"I've been riding the exercise bike for years, just half an hour each day, but it's a bit monotonous. I'd been day dreaming for a while about the possibility of using VR to make it a bit more fun and now of course the technology has arrived to make it happen," Mr Puzey was quoted by the news source as saying.

If you want to find out more and follow Mr Puzey's adventures, you can do so over on his blog Cycle VR. And if you want to cycle the length of the country for real, you can also find out all you need to know on the Land's End to John O'Groats website - perfect for planning your next trip in your custom cycling kit.