Cycling, Health & Fitness, Kit Guide, Tips & advice

5 Tips for Biking in the Rain

21 Apr , 2017  

Cycling in the Rain | Macs Adventure

Like many of us in the Macs Adventure office, you might be feeling inspired by the upcoming Tour de Yorkshire. This is the year you will get out on the bike more often right? You’ve taken advantage of your company’s Cycle to Work scheme and invested in a new bike that you’re going to get the […]

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Health & Fitness, Macs Adventure, Tips & advice, Walking, West Highland Way

These Quick Training Tips Will Get You On Your (West Highland) Way

15 Mar , 2017  

Once you’ve committed to the challenge, the 96 miles of the West Highland Way can suddenly seem like a daunting prospect but don’t fret, the trail is non-technical, well way-marked, and very achievable for walkers of all levels. The key is to select the appropriate West Highland Way itinerary for you, taking into account your […]

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Cycling, Discovery, Health & Fitness

6 of the Best Free Cycling Apps

7 Mar , 2017  

If you own a bike, the chances are you’re also a fan of technology, gadgets or puncture repair kits. The world of bike-tech is moving fast: From the material used in the construction of the frame to E-bikes to the wearable technology and other accessories now flooding the market (see smart helmets), there’s plenty for […]

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Health & Fitness, Tips & advice, Walking

How to Get Fit for a Walking Holiday in 2017

6 Jan , 2017  

Walking is one of the easiest and most accessible ways to get fit – and offers an excellent way to enjoy a holiday with friends or family. If you are keen to book a walking holiday, or have a long distance trail planned, pledge to get a little fitter and enjoy more walking. Here we […]

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Discovery, Health & Fitness, Walking

Discover the Walk About Festival

30 Aug , 2016  

Nationwide walking organisation, The Ramblers, is encouraging more people to walk in September with their Walk About Britain Festival. The aim of the festival, from September 3 to 11, is to improve the nation’s health through walking and to show people that the best way to view Britain is on foot. Walkers can join events […]

Discovery, Health & Fitness, Macs Adventure, Tips & advice, Trekking, Walking

The health benefits of being outdoors

14 Aug , 2016  

John Muir Knew

Spending time in nature isn’t a luxury: it’s essential Even the calmest and most level-headed people suffer from stress on occasion, and it is no wonder, as we live in a stressful world. The cardiovascular benefits of being active in nature are clear. But what are the effects of walking and cycling in an area […]

Cycling, Health & Fitness, Tips & advice, Trail Running, Walking

Six reasons to support #WomenOutdoors week

12 Aug , 2016  

This week Britain is celebrating #WomenOutdoors Week. The BMC (British Mountaineering Council) is behind the campaign that aims to encourage more women to get involved in walking, mountaineering and climbing. Here are six great reasons to get involved. 1 Give support: Surveys show that women participate in all sport and physical activity less frequently than […]

Health & Fitness, Tips & advice, Trail Running

10-step guide to trail running holiday fitness

31 Mar , 2016  

A trail running holiday offers all kinds of benefits and rewards, including a great pace for exploring new places, achievement, invigoration, fitness and relaxation. We offer a guide to getting fit for a trail running holiday: Build up slowly: The key to good fitness without injury is to build up your running mileage slowly and […]

Health & Fitness, Tips & advice, Trail Running

10 reasons to go on a trail running holiday

10 Aug , 2015  

Trail running is fast growing with many more people discovering the joys of the sport that offers great freedoms, scenic exploration and fitness benefits. Trail runners are also increasingly keen to sign up to a rising number of off-road races and events and test their endurance on long-distance walking trails. 10 benefits of a trail […]

Health & Fitness, Macs Adventure, Tips & advice

Is travel insurance worth it?

22 Jun , 2015  

With all the different things to think about when going on holiday, getting travel insurance is often at the bottom of the to-do list. With the wide range of companies and policies to choose from, it can sometimes be easier to simply forget travel insurance altogether and just hope for the best. But for the […]