Cycling, Leisure Cycling, Mountain Biking, Road Cycling, Tips & advice, West Highland Way

Five iconic #ScotSpirit cycle routes

5 May , 2016  

Join Scotland as it celebrates #ScotSpirit 2016 by cycling one of five classic Scottish routes. #ScotSpirit captures those special moments, places and sights that offer a Spirit of Scotland feeling. If you find yourself in an #ScotSpirit moment, make sure you take a photograph and post to social media with the hashtag. Scottish Coast to Coast […]

Cycling, Kit Guide, Leisure Cycling, Road Cycling, Tips & advice

15 tips for happier cycling holidays

28 Apr , 2016  

It is only when you are on a cycling holiday (Mallorca in April, if you’re asking!) that you discover all the little – and sometimes bigger – things that can make your cycling holiday just that bit happier. Here are 15 tips. Right time to go If you like your cycling holidays with sunshine but […]

Cycling, Leisure Cycling, Road Cycling, Tips & advice

14 things I have learned while cycle touring

14 Apr , 2016  

I have enjoyed many cycle tours, both carrying my own kit and relishing the luxury of my luggage being transferred between accommodations. Here are 14 things I have discovered about cycle touring. 1 Cycle touring offers an amazing sense of freedom. You can ride as far as you want each day and according to your own […]

Culture & History, Cycling, Road Cycling

New Scottish cycle route opens

16 Mar , 2016  

Scottish adventurer Mark Beaumont has been quick off the mark to ride the new Hebridean Way Cycling Route on the Outer Hebrides. The 185-mile route opened just last month – and Mark took only 24 hours to ride the entire route. Of course, other cyclists will be happy to take more time for the journey […]

Cycling, Kit Guide, Leisure Cycling, Road Cycling, Tips & advice

Nine steps to comfort in the saddle

4 Mar , 2016  

Comfort is vital for an enjoyable cycling holiday but so many people complain of being saddle sore. Here we tackle the topic of how to gain good comfort in the saddle on a cycling tour or holiday. 1 The right shorts: Padded shorts are a good idea but make sure you buy shorts to suit the […]

Cycling, Leisure Cycling, Road Cycling, Tips & advice

21 great things to know about Bavaria

2 Mar , 2016  

Downton Abbey to Bath

Bavaria, in southeastern Germany, is acclaimed for great castles, fantastic beer and fairytale countryside. It’s the location for a new MacsBike cycle tour, the Bicycle Beer Trail of Bavaria. Here we reveal 21 great things you might not know about Bavaria. 1 Writer and Nobel laureate Thomas Mann called his chosen home of Bavaria “notoriously wonderful”. 2 […]

Bike & Boat, Cycling, Leisure Cycling, Mountain Biking, Road Cycling, Tips & advice

9 great reasons to go on a cycling holiday!

28 Jan , 2016  

Are you new to cycling holidays or keen to find out why so many more people are booking a cycling tour? Here we bring you nine reasons why you should consider to holiday by bicycle. The right pace: Cycling, at somewhere between 10mph and 20mph, is the perfect speed for taking in your surroundings. There […]

Cycling, Leisure Cycling, Road Cycling

Five great long-distance cycle routes in Scotland

8 Jan , 2016  

Scotland is a great place for cycling and if you are looking for ideas for a longer-distance route these might just fit the bill. You could ride them in one big day or over several days, staying in accommodation en route. The cycle routes could also be tagged on to a trip to Scotland for […]

Cycling, Kit Guide, Leisure Cycling, Road Cycling, Tips & advice

Bike gear: Is it worth the money?

31 Dec , 2015  

If you know a keen cyclist then you will also know how keen they are about their kit. From super lightweight bikes to GPS gadgets to waterproof jackets, padded shorts and clip-in pedals, cycling allows people to reach new heights of super geekiness. Perhaps you are new to cycling and you are wondering if all […]