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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Kit Guide, Walking

Gore-Tex announce launch of new Pro products

15 Nov , 2012  

Love it or not sure about it, Gore-Tex is a big player when it comes to waterproof garments for walkers and cyclists. And over the last year or so there has been quite a bit of excitement from the Gore-Tex camp. Gore-Tex Active jackets were launched late in 2012 – and this week, Gore-Tex has […]

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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

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, 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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Cycling, Kit Guide, Mountain Biking

Benefits of baselayers for walkers and cyclists

24 Sep , 2012  

People talk about baselayers, especially people who enjoy walking and cycling. But do you know what a baselayer is? And do you have a clue as to how the system of baselayering works – and how it will help you? There is no need to be embarrassed if you don’t, because few people actually know […]

Cycling, Mountain Biking

Great Glen Cycleway – Day 2

3 Nov , 2010  

Day 2 I awoke to a glorious autumnal morning, dry and very bright, just the ideal conditions for a cycle.  The sign for the official start of the Great Glen Way is located down on the green overlooking Loch Linnhe and though not as auspicious as the West Highland Way signage (The end of which […]

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