ViewRanger partners with ‘Mountain Biking UK’ magazine for trail publishing


Britain’s best-selling mountain biking magazine, Mountain Biking UK (MBUK), and ViewRanger, the leading outdoors GPS navigation app, have partnered to deliver downloadable mountain bike trail guides for smartphones and tablets.

Beginning with its celebrated 300th issue, Mountain Biking UK magazine is publishing its recommended rides through the ViewRanger app.  From February 2014, route guides printed in MBUK’s Big Ride section will, at the same time, be made available digitally in the ViewRanger app, allowing the ride guides and maps to be downloaded and taken out on the trail.

Each MBUK branded route includes detailed descriptions, photographs and advice on the difficulty, length and elevation to help mountain bikers select the most appropriate trail. You can follow MBUK within the ViewRanger app to see their latest routes in your ViewRanger Activity Feed as soon as they are published each month.

Once downloaded, the route is visible on a map via the free ViewRanger app, along with your real-time location using GPS. All this functionality, including active navigation and a sports computer showing vital statistics, such as total distance covered and average speed, is included within the app and can be viewed without a mobile signal.

When following a MBUK Big Ride route guide the ViewRanger app will accurately show your location and track on a map. The app also includes power saving features to ensure your smartphone battery lasts  a full day's riding.

The MBUK route guides can be combined with a range of free map layers available within the ViewRanger app, including OpenCycleMap.  High quality topographic maps from Ordnance Survey can be purchased in-app, by the tile, or by area

ViewRanger is free to download and is available on Apple, Android, Kindle Fire Symbian and Black Berry10 devices. 

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About Mountain Biking UK Magazine

Mountain Biking UK is Britain's best-selling mountain bike magazine and celebrates everything that is great about the sport, enabling people of all abilities and ages to have a better time on their bike. MBUK tells the whole truth about mountain biking, bikes and equipment in an uncompromising manner. From the most entertaining adrenaline-driven action to world-taming expeditions, if it's driven by mountain biking, we'll be there to offer encouragement and have some fun.

About ViewRanger (

ViewRanger is the app for adventure - it is how active consumers worldwide plan, navigate, record and share their outdoor adventures on smartphones, tablets and online. ViewRanger is also used and trusted by search & rescue teams and other outdoor professionals. 

ViewRanger is free to download for Apple iPhone, iPad, Android smartphones and tablets, Amazon Kindle Fire, Blackberry10 and Symbian devices. Combining intelligent outdoors GPS navigation with downloadable guidebook content the app includes global mapping that can be stored offline, or highly detailed topographic mapping can be purchased in-app for 22 countries including most of Europe, the USA, Canada and New Zealand. 

ViewRanger gives users access to a trail guide containing thousands of routes uploaded by the ViewRanger community or from one of the over 400 brands that publish their trail content with ViewRanger.

ViewRanger was a winner in the International ISPO awards 2014 and was named one of the 'Best Apps of 2013' by Google Play. The app has been the top seller in its category in the Apple app store, Google Play, Amazon apps store and Nokia Store, across multiple countries.


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Outdooractive is the world’s leading digital platform for outdoor adventure, a virtual home for all outdoor enthusiasts. With our solutions we support people in living an active lifestyle. We encourage them to explore the great outdoors and inspire moments of connection in nature. In late 2019, Outdooractive acquired Cambridge-based ViewRanger, who had built a profitable business delivering an outdoor navigation app to a worldwide community of active consumers.