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26
May
2015
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Bikepacking in Edinburgh

Bikepacking, which is growing in popularity worldwide, is one of the key focuses of the Edinburgh Festival of Cycling this year. Held from 11 to 21 June the festival, now in its third year, is a real showcase of all aspects of bicycle culture.

What is Bikepacking?

Bikepacking isn’t a new way to enjoy flat pack furniture or the dismantling of bikes for fun. It’s an off-road cycling discipline where riders take tents, and other camping essentials with them on their bikes. Packing your bike to ensure optimised space for gear is a skill in its own, with specialist equipment for different parts of the bike: Read More

24
Apr
2015
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All about the Southern Upland Way

Southern Upland WayWalking from coast to coast across an entire country? For many of us, that’s the type of holiday we dream about. It’s good exercise, puts you right in the centre of your surroundings, and gives you a real sense of accomplishment when you’re done.

Scotland is rife with incredible walking paths – we’ve already covered the West Highland Way – and there truly aren’t many countries that can boast as much breathtaking natural landscape, particularly so close to us living in the UK. Read More

26
Jan
2015
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Cycling the Trans-Pennine Trail from Manchester to Liverpool

profile-osToday’s guest blog is written by Steven Rittey, Leisure Cycling and Walking Holidays Manager at Wheel2Wheel Holidays based in Manchester. Steven writes ‘Tales from the Cycle Trails’, a weekly newsletter for leisure cyclists. Here he describes a day cycling the Trans-Pennine Trail from Manchester to Liverpool.

Cycling is frustrating at this time of year as you never know what weather conditions are like generally until the day before and even then things can change. After the Christmas and New Year period finished, it was time to get back on the bike and start riding again. As the temperature was heading closer to zero and the roads were icy, I decided to stay local and ride along one of the North West’s best, mainly traffic-free routes – the Trans-Pennine Trail on my new touring bike with my friend Scott. It was a nice sunny day and a chance to explore somewhere new very much on my doorstep!

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19
Jan
2015
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Walking the West Highland Way

With around 85,000 visitors every year, the West Highland Way is one of Scotland’s premier walking routes. Stretching from Milngavie right up to the heart of the Highlands in Fort William, situated at the foot of Ben Nevis, the 96-mile route never ceases to provide breathtaking scenery and beautiful wildlife along the way.

Keen walkers will want to tackle the entire path, which could take anywhere from five to nine days in total, while more casual strollers can easily pick and choose the stretches they fancy the most from various stages of the route. If you’ve got your hiking gear at the ready but you’re not sure where to start, here’s a breakdown of the stunning West Highland Way. Read More