Post by: FionaOutdoors

Cycling

Top 5 luxury cycling and walking holidays for 2013

18 Dec , 2012  

A walking or cycling holiday means something different to every holidaymaker. While some can think of nothing more exciting than a high-level mountain trek with accommodation in welcoming huts, or an adventurous mountain biking tour,  others believe that a holiday should be as luxurious as possible. Surprisingly luxury and walking or cycling can combine, offering […]

Cycling

My top 5 pieces of outdoor kit from 2012

13 Dec , 2012  

Oh, but where to begin with choosing my top five outdoor products of 2012? I am fortunate enough to have a job (well, one of my jobs) testing outdoor kit. Some of the products are brand-new to the market. Others I come across and like the look of and ask to test. Others are favourite […]

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Cycling

8 must-do Road Biking trips for 2013

11 Dec , 2012  

One of the fastest growing activities in the UK is undoubtedly cycling. While retailers have seen sales of bikes and kit going up in the last year or two, cycling sportives and cycling holiday tours have witnessed a surge in participants. We reckon the boom in cycling is due to a several reasons. Firstly, we’ve all […]

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Trekking, Walking

Top 5 Hut to Hut Hikes

7 Dec , 2012  

Hiking in some of Europe’s highest mountains is difficult to beat. The fabulous scenery, aerial views and the rewards of sometimes challenging day treks reveal a trekking holiday that will bring long-lasting memories. On such holidays, lifetime friends are often made and many people discover a life-long yearning to pursue other similar routes. The traditional […]

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Kit Guide, Walking

5 gifts for the outdoor girl in your life

5 Dec , 2012  

Is your partner, sister, mum or auntie a keen walker? Or perhaps they enjoy mountain biking, skiing or off-road running? Whatever their outdoor aspirations, they will be delighted to find the perfect gift wrapped up and popped under the Christmas tree. But what will you choose? Here we bring you a blog guide to some […]

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Cycling, Kit Guide

Top gifts for the outdoor man in your life

30 Nov , 2012  

With Christmas racing towards us, you’re no doubt compiling a list of great gifts for the man in your life. If he’s outdoorsy, why not treat him to the ultimate present of “something he’ll actually use”? Most outdoors guys like gifts that are practical, but still with an element of freshness. Gadgets are a good […]

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Cycling

Bid to ‘normalise’ walking and cycling

28 Nov , 2012  

It all seems so obvious doesn’t it, but still many of us just don’t think in the right way – and still there is money being spent on these surveys and studies! The latest piece of research “reveals” that walking or cycling for 15 to 20 minutes instead of taking the car will “combat the […]

Kit Guide, Walking

Guide to buying a waterproof jacket

23 Nov , 2012  

Whatever the season, and wherever you’re walking, you’ll need a good quality waterproof jacket. It could be that you’re heading for warmer climes, so a waterproof jacket that is easy to stow away in your backpack will be a good choice, or you might be walking where it’s wet and windy, in which case you’ll […]

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Cycling

Scottish Borders launches four new cycle routes

21 Nov , 2012  

Oh, we do like to hear about new cycling routes across Europe. This time the focus is on Scotland, where four new road cycling routes have been unveiled in the Scottish Borders. The Borderloop4 routes, varying in length from 52 to 100 miles, are part of the popular 250-mile Borderloop, which is acclaimed as one […]

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Kit Guide, Walking

Gore-Tex announce launch of new Pro products

15 Nov , 2012  

Love it or not sure about it, Gore-Tex is a big player when it comes to waterproof garments for walkers and cyclists. And over the last year or so there has been quite a bit of excitement from the Gore-Tex camp. Gore-Tex Active jackets were launched late in 2012 – and this week, Gore-Tex has […]

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