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 […]

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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Cycling, Kit Guide

Guide to buying a children’s bike

12 Nov , 2012  

How do you choose the right children’s bike for your son or daughter? Do you go for cheap and cheerful because they grow so fast, or can you see the merits of paying a bit more for your children’s bicycle? With Christmas coming up – and bikes  one of the top choices for kids, mum […]

Bike & Boat, Cycling

Cycling the Danube: Inn to Inn or Bike and Boat?

19 Oct , 2012  

The River Danube is a great choice for a cycle touring holiday, especially if you’re a novice cyclist or a family of riders. The flat, mostly downhill route is generally traffic-free and takes you through a wealth of glorious countryside and within easy cycling distance of many, many attractions. So, you have made a good […]

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Cycling

Cycling: 10 great benefits

16 Oct , 2012  

Cycling is one of the fastest growing sports right now – and is tipped to keep on free-wheeling. Even if you’re not yet a cyclist you will have seen so many more riders out on their bikes in recent years. This summer, with the Olympics inspiring so many more people to get into sport, cycling […]

Cycling

Why families will love cycling the River Danube

10 Oct , 2012  

One of Europe’s most popular cycle paths, especially among families, heads along the beautiful River Danube, between Bavaria and Hungary. And even a quick glance of the profile reveals why parents with young children flock to ride the route. For most of the River Danube Cycle Way, especially through Upper and Lower Austria and into Slovakia, is […]

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Cycling

Easy-going cycling in south-west France

4 Oct , 2012  

One of our regular bloggers, FionaOutdoors, offers her thoughts on cycling in France on two waymarked cycle paths. She writes: France knows how to wow cyclists, whether you’re looking for high-rise riding challenges in the Pyrenees and Alps, or easier-going routes along delightful rivers and canals. After a few days tackling some of the infamous Tour […]

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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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