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New blog series: Fabulous Scottish cycling routes 1

New blog series: Fabulous Scottish cycling routes

Cycling fans have a great habit of passing on their favourite riding routes.  Everyone has their favourite route, their top hilly ride and their most scenic outing. They will most likely tell you the...

Fiona Indoors: Making jewellery! 0

Fiona Indoors: Making jewellery!

Just to show that I do spend some time indoors here is a display of weekend of craft and enterprise. Aided by the “exotically creative” Granny Outdoors and the “wonderfully enthusiastic” Little Miss Outdoors...

Review: Hi-tec MultiTerra trail shoes 1

Review: Hi-tec MultiTerra trail shoes

A girl can’t spend every day cycling. Indeed, I am looking forward to returning to my usual multi-sports life once I’ve hauled myself around the mighty Bealach Mor Cycle Sportive in a fortnight’s time....

Second-hand outdoors kit for sale 0

Second-hand outdoors kit for sale

Andy Spinks runs the inspiring outdoors activity company Hebridean Pursuits. He’s selling off a host of outdoors kit for budget prices. The equipment is still in good condition but he just needs more space...

Go live the adventure, says Tarquin Cooper 1

Go live the adventure, says Tarquin Cooper

I met Tarquin Cooper earlier this year by chance and we immediately started chatting about the outdoors. He’s an England-based journalist and, since I’m Scotland-based, we compared and contrasted the outdoors press in both...

Kit review: Looking good in Craghoppers 0

Kit review: Looking good in Craghoppers

Over the last month or so I’ve had numerous flattering comments about how good my clothes look. People have enquired about my “stylish jacket” and commented on how nicely my trousers fit.  It’s making...

Walk, clean up and raise charity cash 0

Walk, clean up and raise charity cash

This sponsored clean-up walk sounds like a great idea. Not only will participants be engaging in a healthy activity but they will also clear up litter and debris while they walk the five miles....

Jim fixed it for me! 0

Jim fixed it for me!

I’ve said before that cycling with the big boys from a proper cycling club can be daunting. Especially if you’re not used to pelotons, chain gang maneouvres and the high-speed mentalness of an APR...

Guest blog: A weekend of Scottish adventure 4

Guest blog: A weekend of Scottish adventure

I know Romy Beard from the Glasgow Triathlon Club. Romy and I were chatting on Facebook recently about her aims to do more outdoor activities at weekends and to explore Scotland. You all know how...

On the record: My cycling blog 0

On the record: My cycling blog

If you’ve been reading this blog then you’ll know I’m up to my neck in cycle training for the Bealach Mor sportive. Indeed, I expect you’re bored with my blogs about cycling – and...