Best action cameras – Record your ride and edit your footage

An array of action cameras arranged on a rock
(Image credit: Mildred Locke)

The best action cameras allow you to film your ride, whether that's because you fancy producing video for social media or just want a record of your ride in case something goes awry.

But choosing the best action camera for your needs is tricky, as there are a lot of choices and a range of formats and functionality available. You want something that you can ride with easily, either attached to your bike or yourself and that gives adequate runtime for an extended cycle ride. Some cameras double up and function as well as the best bike lights.

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Mildred Locke

Mildred joined as Reviews Writer for Cyclingnews and BikePerfect in December 2020. She loves all forms of cycling from long-distance audax to daily errand-running by bike, and does almost everything on two wheels, including moving house, and started out her cycling career working in a bike shop. For the past five years she's volunteered at The Bristol Bike Project as a mechanic and session coordinator, and now sits on its board of directors.

Since then she's gone on to write for a multitude of cycling publications, including Bikeradar, Cycling Plus, Singletrack, Red Bull, Cycling UK and Total Women's Cycling. She's dedicated to providing more coverage of women's specific cycling tech, elevating under-represented voices in the sport, and making cycling more accessible overall. 

Height: 156cm (5'2")

Weight: 75kg

Rides: Stayer Groadinger UG, Triban RC520 Women's Disc, Genesis Flyer, Marin Larkspur, Cotic BFe 26, Clandestine custom bike

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