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Cycling app of the week: GoPro Quik

Want a quick snapshot of an epic ride from your GoPro? This app takes away the hard work if your editing skills leave a lot to be desired...

What is it?

If you're a GoPro user, the Quik app does what it says on the tin and turns your footage and photos in to a short film. You can then edit it yourself to include snazzy filters, more or less photos and even your own soundtrack to make it more personalised. Using a GoPro with Quik effectively allows you to control the camera with your phone

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The videos are saved to your camera roll in HD 1080p or 720p, and you can instantly share them to Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp if you feel the need to plaster your ride across social media. 

What makes it unique?

It's probably the quickest and easiest way to make videos from your GoPro, and it literally takes a few clicks. 

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How can it help me?

If you've got a potentially memorable ride planned and want to make a video without having to fiddle around with editing software, it's a good way to make your footage look a bit classier. The instant Quikstory feature is really useful for sharing very simple videos without having to do any editing yourself - it's a bit like the popular Relive app but with actual real footage.  

Where can I get it?

Quik is available on iOS or Android, and you can also use it on desktop. Of course, you'll need a GoPro Hero5 in order to make use of it. 

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Arriving at in 2017 via 220 Triathlon Magazine, Jack dipped his toe in most jobs on the site and over at eBikeTips before being named the new editor of in 2020, much to his surprise. His cycling life began during his students days, when he cobbled together a few hundred quid off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story) and bought his first road bike - a Trek 1.1 that was quickly relegated to winter steed, before it was sadly pinched a few years later. Creatively replacing it with a Trek 1.2, Jack mostly rides this bike around local cycle paths nowadays, but when he wants to get the racer out and be competitive his preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking - the latter being another long story.  

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