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The challenge: To bike and hike Goatfell (between the ferries)

I love an outdoors challenge and I am a huge fan of Scotland’s islands. So when I heard about a fun (and tough) island challenge I took advantage of a day of okay-ish autumn weather to give it a go. The Goatfell challenge is this: Take the Calmac ferry on foot and/or with a bike […]

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Great trail running races (Scotland and England north)

A friend, James, and his fiancée Sarah are keen to enter a few trail races in Scotland or the north of England. They might use these races to build up to something more epic, such as the West Highland Way race. Then again, they might find that they enjoy entering lots of different shorter trail races. […]

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Film competition for outdoors women

I’m excited to reveal news of a film competition for Women in Mountain Adventure. The British Mountaineering Council (BMC), along with Sheffield Adventure Film Festival (ShAFF), WomenClimb, Sport Is Beautiful and a range of other partners, have set up the contest to find the best films that feature women in the great outdoors. If you […]

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Winter cycling kit

After posting about my after-dark winter mountain biking ride, I thought I’d add a few items of recommended cycling kit. Sealskinz are one of my favourite brands for waterproof and windproof accessories. I like these items.  Thin Mid Length Sock RRP £30. Thin mid-length waterproof sock for a multitude of activities, where maximum breathability and […]

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700 women ride the Macmillan Cycletta

More than 700 women cyclists took part in the recent Macmillan Cycletta Scotland in Perthshire. Setting out from the grounds of beautiful Scone Palace on a glorious autumnal day, the cyclists completed a range of country routes from 20km to the new 100km course. The UK’s leading cycling series for women was led from the […]

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Wanted: Sealskinz ambassadors

British Endurance Accessories manufacturer, Sealskinz (you know, the makers of waterproof socks and gloves etc) are keen to find new ambassadors to represent the brand. The company has built up a portfolio of cycling specialists and hopes to expand the programme to the outdoors market. Sealskinz would welcome applications from any individuals or groups who […]

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Mapping out the Cycletta in Scotland

Macmillan Cycletta is the UK’s leading series of women-only bike rides. The events, across the UK, are supported by Olympic gold medallist Victoria Pendleton. These are cycling challenges for women of all ages and abilities and at the Scone, near Perth, event on October 5, 2014, there are four distances to choose from: Novice 20km […]

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Sunday Mail: Endurance (horse) riding

As you will know, if you read this blog, I am a keen walker, cyclist, triathlete, snowboarder etc but never a horse rider. I leave all the pony and horse stuff to Little Miss Outdoors. She adores all things horsey – and she is the reason why I heard about endurance riding. Chatting with some other horsey folks, while Little […]

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Kit review: Halo Cycling Cap

The G-Force is a sweaty chap. He only has to start exercising and the beads of perspiration waterfall off his forehead. So he was keen to try a new product, Halo, which promises to keep sweat out of your eyes and off your glasses while training. He tested a Halo Cycling Cap. The lightweight cap […]

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Ride the Tour de France’s Yorkshire stages

The recent Tour de France proved that Yorkshire can mix it with the established stages of the most famous cycle race in the world. For two days, 2.5 million people gathered on the streets to catch a glimpse of the competitors. Sadly, it wasn’t the best of starts as Britain’s Mark Cavendish, a favourite for […]

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