This cyclist draws amazing festive pictures using his route-sharing app

We’re familiar with the concept of mapping apps, and we’re also – vaguely – familiar with the concept of taking exercise, but we’re not sure we can wrap our heads around the precision and dedication required to “draw” this impressive reindeer image created by Anthony Hoyte, from Cheltenham.


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It isn’t the first time Anthony’s spread Christmas cheer via Strava, the route-sharing app, as he did this in 2017:


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Then, he did this one a year later.


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It took him nine hours to draw the reindeer, and he described the creative process to the BBC.

“I just spend a lot of time looking at maps, and…. waiting for things to jump out.”

We totally agree with @SheRa_Marley.

Source BBC Image Anthony Hoyte on Strava/BBC