Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our primary website address is: This privacy policy also covers the linked website:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

If you use any pages on the website and authenticate yourself with Strava we will store a cookie with your authorisation token. The Strava Authorisation token is only used to retrieve information required for the operation of the web page. The cookie will expire after 30 days. This cookie does not contain login details and is just a way to allow the website to interact with the Strava API.

If you wish to disable cookies this can be done via your browsers settings more details here

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Strava Activity Data (Tour de Strava)

If you subscribe to the Tour de Strava website ( then you agree that your ride data will be downloaded via the Strava API and stored in a database. Activity data is stored including, but not limited to distance, time taken, speed, date of activity, location information is stored with this data. Email addresses and names are stored to enable the operation of the website. Activity longitude and latitude points are stored for each ride. Activity location data includes details of rides as provided by the Strava API (Privacy Zones should be removed) we recommend that you use Privacy Zones to avoid private locations being exposed to club members.

If you wish to have all your information removed please contact me using the Contact Information details further down this document.

Strava Starred Segment Explorer

If you use the the Starred Segment Explorer website ( then you agree that your starred segments will be downloaded via the Strava API and stored in a database. We also store the city and country location as provided on your Strava profile to allow the map to function. No personal data such as Name, EMail etc. or any specific ride location data is stored beyond your personal record times and attempts on each of your Starred Segments.

If you wish to have all your information removed please contact me using the Contact Information details further down this document.


Who we share your data with

We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website. Details of Google’s privacy policy can be found here:
Opting out:
Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Contact information

If you have any concerns on need to get in contact regarding this website please email us on [email protected] .


30/06/2018 – added details for the website and details of how to disable cookies.

03/08/2018 – added details relating to the Tour d’Strava tool on

21/09/2018 – added details relating to the updated Starred Segment Explorer this now stores City and Country data and a list of your Starred Segments in a database.

04/01/2021 – location details of rides on Tour de Strava are now stored