30
Jun
2015
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We’re taking part in the Dell Management Challenge 2015 – are you?

mc-logoWe’ve recently signed up as associate sponsors for the Dell Management Challenge 2015. If you haven’t heard of it before, the Challenge is a great chance for organisations to come together and take part in a two-day adventure race in the Brecon Beacons.

The link between sports and broader achievement is well known, as are the benefits of amateur sports on business activities like team building, communication and discipline. Based on this, the Challenge focuses on delivering benefits through: Read More

29
Jun
2015
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Bike maintenance: How to keep your bike going for longer

In the first part of our bike maintenance series, how to make your bike go faster, we covered the things that every speed demon should know. This time, we’re going to look at what every bike owner should know, regardless of your cycling habits.

Your bike keeps you fit, gets you out amongst the elements, lets you travel, and provides you with entertainment; so don’t neglect it. Here are some tips to keep your bike going for longer.

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25
Jun
2015
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#OSPhotofit junior photography competition

steve-backshall-takes-photoWe’re looking for keen junior photographers – is that you? Our OS Photofit competition has been enormously popular so far, with over 12,000 photos entered showcasing beautiful Britain, and now we’re appealing for junior photographers too.

We teamed up with adventurer and TV presenter Steve Backshall recently, spending an exciting day filming in the New Forest [watch out for a series of map reading videos coming soon] to launch the junior part of the great photography competition. Steve said he was: Read More

24
Jun
2015
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The Great Glen Way / Caledonian Canal

InvernessToday’s blog is by Steven Rittey, Leisure Cycling and Walking Holidays Manager at Wheel2Wheel Holidays based in Manchester. Steven writes a monthly blog for OS to tell of his adventures and ‘Tales from the Cycle Trails’, a weekly newsletter for leisure cyclists. Here he describes a great ride across Scotland…

I have been on numerous night trains across Europe and like the fact that you can leave a city in the evening, travel through the night and end at your destination without spending another night in a hotel or travelling throughout the day. You can even sleep in a bed if you like or choose a cheaper reclining seat. Whilst this form of train travel is part of the everyday rail timetable in mainland Europe, the U.K only has two ‘night train’ routes left – London to Northern Scotland and London to Penzance. Despite my love of train travel, I had been on neither.

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22
Jun
2015
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All about the Yorkshire Wolds Way

Here in the UK, we have some of Europe’s best walking and cycling routes right on our doorstep. We’ve already taken a look at some of the many sprawling National Trails on our lands, but the next instalment in our “All about the…” series is one of our personal favourites. When you think of Yorkshire you might think of puddings, terriers and tea; but when we think of Yorkshire, we think of the Yorkshire Wolds Way.

Yorkshire Wolds

Image courtesy of traildino.com

The Yorkshire Wolds Way is one of four National Trails located in the county, and stretches for 79 miles from Hessle to Filey – so if you’ve ever trekked along the Cleveland Way before you’ll have either started or finished at an end-point of the Yorkshire Wolds Way. It’s considered one of the best trails for newbies as it’s not too long, the terrain isn’t as challenging, and there’s plenty to see and do en route.

The whole walk will take you around five to six days, but if you need to pick and choose which stretches you want to walk, here’s a breakdown of what you can expect.

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