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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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Inspired by Glasgow 2014?

The hope is that the Commonwealth Games 2014 will inspire many people to go out and take up sport or improve in the sport they already enjoy. It’s the Glasgow 2014 legacy thing. While spectating at the extremely exciting Glasgow 2014 triathlon events I heard many others talking about how little they previously knew about […]

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Kit review: Nalgene On The Fly water bottle

Nalgene has launched a cycling friendly bottle that is totally watertight, vey hard wearing and can be opened with one hand. I am a keen cyclist and I take a water bottle out with me on almost every ride. The bottle sits in a bottle cage attached to my bike frame. But over the course […]

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Kit review: LOMO Challenger swimming wetsuit

The G-Force reviews a LOMO Challenger wetsuit. LOMO swimming wetsuits have been highly rated as great value for money. The G-Force writes: Fi and I had decided to enter the Artemis Great Kindrochit  Quadrathon, which was a great challenge to work towards, but with only day’s experience of open water swimming I had to get […]

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Sunday Mail: Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon

The G-Force and I took part in the fantastic Artemis Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon. It was a tough event but hugely enjoyable. Early bird discount places for next year’s quad are available until August 31, 2014. Keep an eye on the website. This is the article I wrote about the event for the Sunday Mail. Thanks […]

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Single socks and random gels

Like single socks and pound coins, I find random sachets of energy gels all over the place. I have discovered gels inside my running trainers, in the back pocket of a washed cycling jersey, in rucksack pockets, under the car seat, in the hood of a hoodie (who knows how?!) and inside the washing machine […]

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Kit review: Mammut Rainspeed Jacket

A running jacket that fits nicely, feels super light and keeps the wind and rain out. I’ve tested the Mammut 201 Rainspeed Jacket. Scotland has enjoyed a few great summers but there is always the chance of rain. If I’m honest, there is a chance of rain on pretty much every day of a Scottish […]

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We did it! We finished the Kindrochit Quadrathlon

The G-Force and I teamed up for the Artemis Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon 2014. It was a very challenging event that saw us completing an open water swim across Loch Tay (1350m), seven Munros, a seven-mile loch kayak and 35 miles around Loch Tay on our road bikes. We have so far raised £1050 for the two […]

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