Cycling, West Highland Way

Scottish Scenery: The best views in Scotland

18 Sep , 2014  

Walking near the Buachaille, on the west highland way

As Scotland’s population turns out to vote today in the Scottish Independence Referendum we turn our thoughts to some of the most beautiful places to visit in Scotland. Each of these hotspot locations showcase the serene beauty and tranquil wonders of scenic Scotland. They are also the perfect spots for contemplating the vote – and whatever […]

Cycling, Kit Guide

Kit review: Lightweight tent and sleeping bag

16 Sep , 2014  

Cycling and walking trips come in all shapes and sizes. For many people, it’s the chance to truly escape the routines and familiar territories that appeals. Some people also like the independence of carrying their own accommodation with them. (Of course, if you like cycle or walk tours with accommodation booked in B&Bs or hotels, you […]

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World’s best long-distance bike routes

2 Sep , 2014  

Italy has announced that it has plans to create a new 422-mile cycle path linking Venice with Turin. The VenTo route will follow the course of the Po river, passing through Valenza, Pavia, Cremona, Boretto and Ferrara en route to the Adriatic. Like many long-distance cycle trails, the VenTo is likely to make it on […]

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The joys of a long-distance cycle route

27 Aug , 2014  

This week I joined a trio of ladies from England who were five days into a long-distance bike ride from John o’ Groats to Land’s End. This route is affectionately known as the JoGLE and can also be cycled in reverse as the LEJoG (Lend’s End to John o’ Groats). But why would you want […]

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Kit review: New BBB cycling app

21 Aug , 2014  

A new BBB BikeBoard cycling app is easy to use and free. Does it do a good job? Dutch brand BBB Cycling is renowned for their no-nonsense, designed-for-the-task cycling clothes and accessories. The company was launched by two former professional riders Chris Koppert and Frank Moons almost two decades ago and if it works for […]

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It’s great outdoors, says new study

19 Aug , 2014  

Holidays are great for your health, but a holiday that is spent in the great outdoors is even better. That’s always been our opinion and now a new study has backed this up. The report by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) shows that people who regularly visit green spaces are more likely to feel healthy. And […]

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I can see the sea – Best coastal walks and bike rides

15 Aug , 2014  

As children, whenever we headed off on a seaside trip or holiday we would try to be the first to “see the sea”. This childish game has stayed with me and I am always ridiculously delighted when I spot the blue of the sea for the first time. There are so many attractive things about […]

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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 […]

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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 […]