Cycling Scotland’s fabulous islands

1 Feb , 2013  

A photograph of the Outer Hebrides posted recently on Macs Adventure Facebook reminded me of the many amazing Scottish island cycle tours that I have enjoyed. The experience of boarding a ferry on the mainland, with only my bike and a pannier of essentials, and heading off to one of the many west coast isles […]



Best holidays for families with children

29 Jan , 2013  

If you enjoyed walking and cycling holidays BC (Before Children) why give up on them WC (With Children)? So many parents believe they need to hang up their walking shoes and leave their bikes in the garage until their kids have become fully-grown but that’s just not the case. You do need to take the […]

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Cycling wow factor at Banff Film Tour

10 Jan , 2013  

Inspiration for walking and cycling holidays comes in all forms – but after viewing some of the extraordinary biking films at the forthcoming Banff Mountain Film Festival UK Tour we imagine you’ll be keener than ever to explore the world on two wheels. This year’s UK tour returns for the fourth time and starts in […]

Cycling, Kit Guide

Top cycle kit to buy in the sales

6 Jan , 2013  

If you are a keen cyclist, or want to increase your cycling, this year, now is the time to check out the sales in a range of cycling stores. Many retailers are offering bargain prices on clothing, bikes and equipment – but make sure you spend your money wisely. A bargain buy is only a […]


5 great cycling apps for smartphones

3 Jan , 2013  

Whether you have an iPhone or Android-based phone, you’ll have a growing interest in apps. If you don’t know, an app is an “application” that is downloaded to your device  – for free or for a charge – and can be used for a huge range of activities. This blog looks at some of the […]



The ups of a cycling holiday on the Tour de France cols

31 Dec , 2012  

One of our frequent bloggers, FionaOutdoors, reveals why she can think of nothing better than cycling mountains on a summer holiday: Until a few years ago, I had only watched in awe as the Tour de France riders pushed themselves to the limits over the cols (mountain passes) of the Pyrenees and Alps. I had never […]

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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]



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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