Living Room Cyclist Completes VR Land's End to John O' Groats Run

By Gary Cutlack on at

You might remember Aaron Puzey from last year, when he said he'd built a homebrew VR system that would let him ride the length of the UK along the traditional Land's End to John O' Groats from the comfort of his home. Well he did and he's just finished so there.

It can't have been particularly pleasant an experience, as there are no hills to coast down when you're pounding an exercise bike and the endless warping effect of Google's Street View imaging system must've ruined vast chunks of his brain and eyes, but anyway. He stuck with it and produced all manner of videos about his progress:

And he's not stopping there. Well he is, but that's not the end of his involvement with VR cycling. He's preparing an Android and iOS cycling app that'll possibly use a Samsung Gear VR headset to relay data to the faces of users, and is in the process of assembling a Kickstarter campaign to launch an all-in-one product. He'd probably really like to hear from you if you are also a cyclist and like VR. [YouTube via Twitter]


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