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Things to do in Scotland this Summer

Article · 13 Jul 2017

Things to do in Scotland this Summer

Scotland is a veritable paradise for outdoor enthusiasts - there's so much to do here so why not try something new? Here's a little overview of things to do in Scotland this Summer.

Cycle touring in north west Scotland – how to have a birthday micro-adventure

Article · 31 May 2017

Cycle touring in north west Scotland – how to have a birthday micro-adventure

Cicerone's Joe Williams spent the bank holiday weekend cycle touring in Wester Ross with his girlfriend Caroline. They endured vicious midges and sore bums, but the scenery and...

Geoff Cain With Bike A Coventry Eagle I Think

Article · 15 Apr 2017

Memoirs of a wartime cycle tour in the Lake District

Cicerone’s Natalie shares an extract from her grandfather Geoff Cain’s memoirs. Here, he recounts ‘an epic Lakeland journey’: a single-day solo cycle tour around the Lake...

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Article · 5 Nov 2016

A Spotlight On: Macs Adventure

We work with a wide range of specialist walking holiday companies that supply our guidebooks as part of the full package they offer to their clients. I caught up with Fran from Macs Adventure to find out more...

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News · 8 Oct 2016

The highlights of the Cycle Show at the NEC

Last week we were at the Cycle Show and we thought we'd share our highlights of the show with you. Danny MacAskill was a highlight. So was the pizza.

Dunstanburgh

Article · 1 Oct 2016

Cycling in Northumberland - the coast and castles tour

Jonathan and Lesley Williams take a few days off and do some cycling in Northumberland - into the wind.

Mountain Biking In Scotland

Article · 26 Sept 2016

Mountain biking in Scotland - a soggy adventure

Jim Sutherland, author of Walking in Torridon, and his friend Dunc go on an adventure with Sean Benz's new guidebook to Mountain Biking in Scotland.

Things to do on Islay and Jura in the rain

Article · 9 Aug 2016

Things to do on Islay and Jura in the rain

Cicerone's Caroline has a holiday on Islay and Jura and enjoyed some mountain biking, walking (and whisky tasting) in the typical Scottish weather.

Eight epic mountain biking viewpoints

Article · 15 Jul 2016

Eight epic mountain biking viewpoints

Mountain biking is a great activity for getting to see loads of incredible places quickly. Here are eight epic viewpoints from Mountain Biking in West and North West Scotland. If you haven't got a biking trip planned then we apologise now...

Three reasons to explore the South Downs National Park

Article · 20 Jun 2016

Three reasons to explore the South Downs National Park

The South Downs are England's newest national park and well worth a visit. The iconic landscape between Eastbourne in East Sussex and Winchester in Hampshire is ideal for walking,...

Mountain biking in Scotland

Feature · 12 Jun 2016

Mountain Biking in North West Scotland

Mountain bike leader Sean Benz takes us out for an afternoon on his favourite ride: The Postman's Track route as featured in the new Cicerone guide to Mountain Biking in West and North West Scotland. This is a stunning ride through mountains and...

An intro to... The LEJOG

Article · 19 May 2016

An intro to... The LEJOG

A very quick introduction to the End to End, otherwise known as the LEJOG or JOGLE, depending on which way you go. Whatever you choose to call it, it is an excellent way to explore some of the best bits of Britain.

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Article · 16 May 2016

Top Ten Cafes for Cyclists in the North West

We're celebrating National cycling month with the top ten cafes for cyclists.

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Feature · 8 May 2016

Tips for fast-and-fun touring on carbon bikes

Author of Cicerone guidebook, Cycling in the Lake District, Richard Barrett sheds some light on, well, touring light. From cross-dressing to communal toothpaste, he shares some...

American presidents cycling Cumbria

Article · 22 Mar 2016

US presidents (and presidential hopefuls) in Cumbria

Focusing on the cycling trips of Thomas Woodrow Wilson, Richard Barrett looks back at the connections between US presidents and Cumbria.

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Feature · 9 Nov 2015

Cycling the C2C 17 years on

Lesley Williams reflects on her second time cycling the Sea to Sea (C2C) cycle route from Whitehaven on the west coast of Cumbria to Tynemouth on the north-east coast near Newcastle and Sunderland. Read on, and then watch the video...

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Feature · 5 Jul 2015

The Grandest Départ: Yorkshire 2014

Harry Dowdell remembers the thrill of the seeing the Grand Départ take place on home turf in 2014 – something that Yorkshire, and the wider UK cycling scene, will never forget.

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Feature · 5 Jul 2015

The road to sportive cycling

Colin Dennis, author of Cicerone’s sportive guidebooks to the south-east and south-west England, welcomes the professionalism of today’s sportive cycling events – by comparison with the amateur efforts of only 20 years ago – and the arrival...

What is a sportive?

Article · 10 Apr 2015

What is a sportive?

Author Colin Dennis explains all about sportives - what is a sportive and how fit do you have to be to do one?

The best time to go to The Hebrides

Article · 10 Apr 2015

The best time to go to The Hebrides

When is the best time of year to go to The Hebrides? Peter Edwards, author of the new Cicerone Press guidebook to The Hebrides, explains that each season offers its own special reasons to visit this incredible island group.