Cycling, Kit Guide

Kit review: SmartWool Next-to-Skin baselayers

12 Aug , 2014  

Looking for a lightweight Merino baselayer? The new SmartWool NTS range could be just the thing. I love Merino wool for its amazing all-weather and all-year-round wearable qualities. Merino wool is a natural fabric and is great at keeping you warm on cold days while walking or cycling. Amazingly, it’s also good at cooling the […]

Cycling, Kit Guide

Three top windstopper jackets

7 Aug , 2014  

There are days when the weather is windy but not wet, or it’s cool but not too cold. That’s when a lightweight windstopper jacket comes in handy. Some people might call a windstopper jacket a softshell, or perhaps a windstopper shoftshell jacket or simply a softshell jacket. Basically, a softshell or windstopper jacket is made […]

Cycling, Mountain Biking, News

What did you love about Glasgow 2014?

5 Aug , 2014  

Eleven days flew by in Glasgow as the Scottish city hosted the Commonwealth Games 2014.  There was a huge sense of pride and a wonderfully welcoming atmosphere in Scotland’s largest city as thousands of athletes and many, many thousands of spectators enjoyed a superb Glasgow 2014. Macs Adventure is based in Glasgow, at the heart of […]


Glasgow 2014 inspired cycling routes

31 Jul , 2014  

The Glasgow 2014 road cycling events launch today with the women’s and men’s time trial races first and then the cycling road races on Sunday. The events are free to watch and it’s expected that the city streets will be filled with people eager to catch a glimpse of our Commonwealth’s top riders. Earlier this […]


Glasgow 2014 mountain biking – and other epic Scottish MTB routes

29 Jul , 2014  

On Day Six of the Commonwealth Games 2014, many of the Home Nations medal hopefuls will be competing at the mountain biking event at Cathkin Braes. And with Scotland rated as a leader in mountain biking, all eyes will be on the Scottish cross-country riding competitors. The Glasgow 2014 mountain biking names to look out […]


Three times a winner

22 Jul , 2014  

This week the XX Commonwealth Games gets underway in Glasgow, Scotland. Tomorrow, the Opening Ceremony will take place, followed by 11 days of sports. And one of the first highlight events will be the triathlon. The individual male and female triathlon competitions take place at Strathclyde Park near Motherwell on Thursday (July 24). The triathlon relays take […]


7 great French cycling trips

9 Jul , 2014  

As the focus of the Tour de France moves to home territory we choose seven top French cycling holidays. You might be pleased to know that these trips (well, not many!) do not include the leg and lung-busting climbs of the Alps and Pyrenees. Instead they offer a happy cycling holiday between a wealth of […]

Cycling, News

Get set for the Tour de France (in Yorkshire)

1 Jul , 2014  

Tour de France fever is about to land in Yorkshire. This year, the Tour starts in Leeds on July 5 before heading south through England and then across to France. Whether you are planning to catch the pro riders as they whizz by in northern England, further south, in France or on the TV, we […]


Top tips for solo walking and cycling trips

24 Jun , 2014  

Solo walking and cycling can have many advantages, but for most people there are also concerns about safety. The benefits of a solo walking or cycling holiday include: Complete flexibility as you can suit yourself when and how. No worries about finding your holiday partner annoying. Sense of achievement from doing something different on your […]

Cycling, Kit Guide

Essential kit item: Duct tape

18 Jun , 2014  

There are a few essential items when setting off for a walking or cycling trip and duct tape is up there as one of the most useful. The sticky and durable tape is amazingly useful in all kinds of situations. There is even a book dedicated to using duct tape. Kristin Hostetter, author of Don’t […]