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Sleeping bag: Vango Venom 400 Review

Many argue that cycle touring carrying everything you need to sleep out in the wilderness is the purest and most exhilarating form of travelling on two wheels. I’m inclined to agree. To do this however, having the right kit makes

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Rapha Women’s Rain Jacket – Review

Tested, written and modelled by Alice Jones. What Rapha say: ‘A lightweight and breathable jacket for the most challenging conditions, designed for optimum performance and protection in the wet and challenging conditions.” As soon as I picked up this jacket,

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Rapha Hardshell Jacket – Review

What it is  The Rapha Hardshell is a road cycling jacket, described by Rapha as the “ultimate workhorse” designed to deal with the most inclement weather you can withstand on two wheels. From my knowledge of the brand and the

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North Coast 500 in 38 Hours – Q&A with Mark Beaumont

This summer, fresh from cycling across Africa, record-breaking cyclist Mark Beaumont took on a new challenge; the North Coast 500 (NC500). Aiming to complete the route in an astonishing 48 hours, Mark pedalled through the elements to reach the finishing

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Charity Bike Rides – 5 Reasons to Get Involved

Charity Bike Rides 5 Reasons to Get Involved - 2014 in 2014 Case Study 1. Raise money for amazing causes and raise the profile of charities. Everyone has a charity or two close to their hearts. Organising a charity ride is not

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Bristol Green Spaces Cycle Tour

Bristol is an amazing city and i’m lucky enough to have lived here for the last eight years. I wanted to show others the glory of Bristol’s Green Spaces by bicycle so I put this ride together, which takes in

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Scottish Hostels join Beds for Cyclists

Twenty nine hostels across Scotland are on the map for cyclists. The SYHA (Scottish Youth Hostel Association), the biggest network of Youth Hostels in Scotland, can now be found on Beds for Cyclists. The hostels provide great value accommodation all

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Five fab family-friendly cycling getaways

Schools out for the summer once again and I bet your kids are itching to get and about on their bikes after weeks of sun. Fear not, we’ve selected five great cycle-friendly hosts ideal for families, that are close to

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Beds for Cyclists on the Move – Cycle friendly accommodation on your mobile

Beds for Cyclists on the move Now find cycle friendly accommodation on your mobile Beds for Cyclists, the UK’s cycle friendly accommodation community, has teamed up with cycle mapping giants CycleStreets and the Bike Hub to offer cyclists on the

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Way of the Roses cycle route

The rise and climb of the long distance cycle route – Way of the Roses cycle route       Back in 1995 the Sea to Sea cycle route was opened offering cyclists a fully signed route between the east

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