WALK A COURSE — FROM THE AIR!
You can now ‘walk’ a cross-country course by taking to the air, says event rider turned entrepreneur, Sam Lewis. Sam, who events at grassroots level, has recently launched her own start-up company called FlyMyCourse, which uses the power of drones to create aerial course walks. Accessible online and via your smartphone, the idea behind the initiative is to give riders more time to get the feel of a course days before the event. It’s hoped that FlyMyCourse will help to improve rider safety, too. “A conventional course walk is still a must and while it’s ideal to walk it more than once, time restrictions often make this impossible despite the benefits in terms of safety, rider confidence and competitiveness,” says Sam. “Many grassroots riders in particular struggle to take in every detail of the course they’re about to ride, so we virtually ride it for them — using drones and high-definition video to create a fly-through video of a course. “Riders can then review it at their leisure in the preceding days, or hours, before an event.” Find out more details, including how it can help you, at flymycourse.co.uk.
FlyMyCourse uses drones to create ‘course walks’