Cycling, Mountain Biking

Beginners’ guide to fixing a bike puncture

20 Nov , 2013  

In your dream, a cycling holiday is filled with only sunny days and miles of easy going cycling (even the hills are easy). But then this idyllic picture is suddenly punctured (literally!) by a flat tyre. Luckily the supplied hire bike with Macs Adventure cycling holidays comes with a handy puncture repair kit and pump, […]

Cycling, Mountain Biking

5 activity holidays for families in 2013

27 Dec , 2012  

Research shows that both parents and children want to spend more time outdoors. Kids say they would relish the freedom to climb trees, build dens and try new activities such as mountain biking and canoeing. Meanwhile, adults see the outdoors environment as the perfect place to enjoy quality time with their family. In 2013, why […]

Cycling, Kit Guide, Mountain Biking

What to pack for a cycle touring holiday

2 Oct , 2012  

Cycle touring is a great way to travel. By bike you can go at a speed that allows you to experience the country at first-hand. Travelling on two wheels is also cost-effective and environmentally friendly. But all these plus-points can so easily be spoiled by panniers that are TOO HEAVY! Fortunately, Macs Adventure organises cycle […]

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Cycling, Mountain Biking

Huge boom in UK cyclists

1 Oct , 2012  

It’s as we have been predicting – cycling is witnessing a boomtime! After a summer of cycling fabulousness at the Tour de France – with Bradley Wiggins smashing the field – and the many, many British cycling medals of the London Olympics and Paralympics, a new study has revealed that many more people are keen […]

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Cycling, Kit Guide, Mountain Biking

Benefits of baselayers for walkers and cyclists

24 Sep , 2012  

People talk about baselayers, especially people who enjoy walking and cycling. But do you know what a baselayer is? And do you have a clue as to how the system of baselayering works – and how it will help you? There is no need to be embarrassed if you don’t, because few people actually know […]

Cycling, Mountain Biking

Great Glen Cycleway – Day 4

4 Nov , 2010  

Day 4 Firstly you may note that the photographic/video accompaniment for today does not follow true to the previous couple of days.  This is largely due to the sheer volume of water falling from the sky onto my head.  Indeed, not only was it monsoon season in Drumnadrochit, to further challenge me a gale force […]

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Cycling, Mountain Biking

Great Glen Cycleway – Day 3

4 Nov , 2010  

Day 3 A quick peek out of the window confirms that the rain is here today, in abundance.  After a wonderful breakfast at Glen Albyn I pack my stuff, leave my bags to be collected and venture out onto the cycleway.  The Great Glen Way and Cycleway only really differ at this point.  While the […]

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Cycling, Mountain Biking

Great Glen Cycleway – Day 2

3 Nov , 2010  

Day 2 I awoke to a glorious autumnal morning, dry and very bright, just the ideal conditions for a cycle.  The sign for the official start of the Great Glen Way is located down on the green overlooking Loch Linnhe and though not as auspicious as the West Highland Way signage (The end of which […]

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Macs Adventure, Mountain Biking, Walking

Great Glen Cycleway – Day 1

3 Nov , 2010  

Laden with optimism and the idea of a few days immersed in the peace of the Scottish countryside, I decided to tackle the Great Glen Cycleway on my bike. Here at Macs Adventure we are looking to strengthen our cycling and mountain biking products over the winter season and I thought that the Great Glen […]

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