We're not in the game of replacing people with computers. In fact, we hate the thought of that. Our vision for Huli is that it will never try to wrestle control from its users. Conversely, it will learn from our users and provide informed recommendations. Huli is changing the way that routes can be planned by making things much quicker and simpler – whether planning a trip that is short, long, simple or complex.
There are already several bustling communities of enthusiastic explorers out there who come together to meticulously plan, build and perfect some incredible cycling routes. We’re thinking of routes provided by the likes of Bikepacking Scotland, The Racing Collective, Second City Divide and the Badger Divide. There are many more of course. For these communities, it is as much about the process of planning, riding, adjusting and more planning; as it is about just going out and riding the routes. These are great examples of where traditional, manual route planning is the ideal solution. Sometimes though, you just want something that’s quickly accessible and for which nothing has been pre-arranged. Sometimes that’s more adventurous. This is where Huli comes in. By quickly providing users with several route options, Huli handles much of the actual planning for you. Leaving you more free time to get out and explore.
Within a few seconds of adding a few simple preferences on what you want in terms of location, distance and climb, Huli automatically returns a list of suitable routes for you to consider. If you’re not completely happy with any of them, you can simply tweak your preferences and get even more suggestions until you find the route for you. It is a really powerful, time-saving tool – and it’s right there at your fingertips.
At Huli, we always want to help you quickly find and ride the best routes available. However, we also want you to have the best of both worlds, so in addition to providing intelligent, auto-generated routes we’re also working hard on making manual route planning much simpler too. That is very much in the future plans for Huli. Being the new kids on the block however, we are taking things one step at a time, but rest assured we’ll keep you in the loop on that as it progresses.
Whilst we appreciate and admire the time and skill that goes into planning a detailed route manually, Huli is ready to help take some of the headache out of it. Our immediate aim is to offer an alternative that plans routes more quickly and easily. An alternative that for now, can compliment and support the more traditional route planners out there by offering new ideas and insights.
Are you a keen cyclist based in Scotland?
Would you be willing to road test Huli and pass on your honest feedback to us? If so, we’d be delighted to welcome you to our growing community. For a limited period only, we are offering FREE memberships and the opportunity for you to help shape Huli’s future.
Are you ready to be a Huli Trailblazer? Join us now and let’s get things moving.
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