Cycling

Seven great reasons to walk or cycle in Italy

9 Apr , 2013  

Italy is a fabulously diverse country offering magnificent mountains, wonderful coastlines, rolling countryside, history, culture, cuisine and wines. What more could you want from a walking or cycling holiday? Here we bring you seven top reasons for booking a walk or cycle trip to Italy this summer. Walking holidays: Hike between picturesque villages on Tuscan Hills or […]

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Curl up indoors with a great outdoors DVD

22 Mar , 2013  

With the UK again being blasted by wintry conditions (isn’t it suppose to be Spring?!), you could simply out your feet up and watch a few outdoors inspired DVDs. We think this sounds like an excellent idea! Gore-Tex Scottish National Trail on DVD The festive period saw the showing of two one-hour BBC Scotland television […]

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What books to pack for a holiday in Provence

16 Mar , 2013  

Whether you’re planning a walking holiday in Provence or a cycling tour of Provence, the chances are you’ll want to know all there is to know about the beautiful area of France. If you have time, read a few books on Provence before you go. If you don’t have time, pack a couple of books […]

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Top outdoors cases for mobile phones

14 Mar , 2013  

How do you protect your mobile phone when enjoying the great outdoors?  Do you seal it in a plastic bag, wrap it in clingfilm (I have seen this done!) or do you have a special mobile phone protector? I have lost two mobile phones to the Scottish elements. Some people might call me stupid but […]

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Top tips for bicycle maintenance

8 Mar , 2013  

More bicycles are bought in the UK than cars yet almost half end up lying unused in sheds and garages. Reports reveal that the use of bikes has been on the increase in recent years yet still there are millions of bicycles languishing in people’s garages and sheds.  But with spring on the way and […]

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Cycling the Great Glen Way

6 Mar , 2013  

Many people choose to walk the glorious Great Glen Way, a 79-mile trail through Scotland’s most famous Glen from Fort William to Inverness. This weekend, I cycled it instead! A mountain bike is the perfect transport for the off-road route that heads along the country’s famous Caledonian Canal, through atmospheric forests and along the shores […]

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Festivals and summer walking holidays

1 Mar , 2013  

With spring just around the corner – and summer holidays fast approaching – many people will be thinking about where to go for a walking or cycling holiday. This year, why not combine one of Europe’s impressive festivals with a self-guided walk or cycling tour in the area? June 7 to 9 is the weekend […]

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Best destinations for winter sunshine cycling

22 Feb , 2013  

Cycling in the Algarve

If you’re a cyclist based in the UK, you will probably fall into the “fairweather” or “hard as nails” camp. And no other season splits these groups further than winter. While the “fairweather” riders steadfastly avoid the outdoors and turbo train or attend spin fit classes for hour after boring hour, the “hard as nails” cyclists […]

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New American Genius cycle route

12 Feb , 2013  

We may have said this before but we are always delighted to hear about new cycle-friendly routes across the world. Cycling tours are a brilliant way to see new countries, whether you travel with a cycling holiday company or on your own. The American Genius Highway is a new 260-mile bike route Hannibal and St […]

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Choosing a synthetic or wool baselayer

9 Feb , 2013  

We’ve blogged about how and why a good baselayers is an essential item of walking and cycling gear. This is because they help to keep you warm and dry. Read the Benefits of a Baselayer for Walkers and Cyclists. But with so many different baselayers on the market how do you choose the right one […]