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Article · 10 Jan 2021

Achieving a first cycling century: two perspectives

When a friend asked Cress Allwood to support him in achieving his goal of riding 200 miles from London to Paris, she was happy to help with the training. But with Roger's first...

The world is waiting for us to go walking

Focus · 8 Jan 2021

It's a good time for planning

Lockdown is serious, but with Cicerone there are guidebooks, articles, videos, podcasts and live events to keep goals and plans alive, as we help you discover new ideas, and bring new content to your attention. When all this is over, your 'tick...

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Podcast · 11 Nov 2020

Hadrian's Cycleway with Rachel Crolla and Carl McKeating

Visiting Roman forts, milecastles and other historic sites in the Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site, Hadrian's Cycleway is a fantastic three-day ride across northern England...

Cycle touring on the Tarka Trail near Barnstaple

Article · 26 Sep 2020

How to discover a new cycling route from home

Consisting of family-friendly cycle routes across the UK, the Sustrans National Cycle Network is the perfect source for exploring your local area by bike. As Paddy Dillon...

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Feature · 29 Aug 2020

Travel by bike to walk the Lake District 3000ft peaks

While planning day walks up Skiddaw, Helvellyn and Sca Fell and Scafell Pike, Chris Scaife decided to leave the car at home and cycle to the start of each of these iconic Lake...

Bookshelves

Feature · 13 Jun 2020

Guidebooks: a source of inspiration and memory

Mark Charlton reflects on his love of guidebooks and the memories of walking and trekking around the world that each contains.

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News · 20 May 2020

Coronavirus restrictions: travel update information

The situation regarding travel is continuously developing and changing. Here are the most reliable and up-to-date sources of information that are available to help you plan ahead...

Take a moment to enjoy Snowdonia

Feature · 8 May 2020

Meet our Cicerone Connect members: "Oh the places we have been!"

Cicerone Connect, our new Facebook community, has become a brilliant place to share your trip photos, planning questions and bucket-list ideas. We thought we'd share a few...

Jon Sparks on the Correct Riding Position

Article · 27 Apr 2020

Jon Sparks on the Correct Riding Position

Whether you’re on a brand new bike or you’ve dusted off an old one, a vital and yet frequently neglected issue is getting the riding position right. Jon Sparks, author of The...

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Feature · 25 Apr 2020

How to make sure your bike is safe, roadworthy and ready to go

Has your bike been in the shed for far too long? Perhaps the lockdown is inspiring you to dust off the old bike and go on a cycle ride (within government limitations of course)...

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News · 19 Apr 2020

Virtual Cycle Touring Festival: 25-26 April 2020

The annual Cycle Touring Festival has moved online and is now free to access. Here is a statement from the organisers and everything you need to know about the 2020 event.

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News · 23 Mar 2020

Outdoor recreation leaders urge public to stay local if getting active outside

A group of 35 leading national outdoor activity, tourism, nature, health and rescue organisations, has come together to back the Prime Minister’s call for the public to behave...

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Feature · 4 Mar 2020

Why Kazakhstan, and why on a bicycle?

Scot Whitlock was looking for somewhere different and dangerous for his next adventure. But in Kazakhstan he found an exciting, interesting and vibrant country, which offers cyclists a unique and unforgettable experience.

The Great Glen Way

Feature · 29 Dec 2019

What Cicerone staff have been doing this year... 2019

Everyone who works at Cicerone is a bit of a fleece-wearing outdoor adventure junkie and we try to practice what we preach. Here's what we've all been up to in 2019.

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Article · 18 Dec 2019

Cartoon of the Month: December

Cicerone's Clare Crooke, a talented designer and cartoonist, will be helping us celebrate our 50th anniversary by sharing some of her creations with us. Here is December's cartoon.

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Video · 17 Nov 2019

Explore the world with a Cicerone guidebook

Choose a Cicerone guidebook for your activities - guidebooks cover walking, trekking, climbing, scrambling, trail running, cycling, mountain biking and more. There are hundreds of...

Desert Island

Article · 13 Nov 2019

Cartoon of the Month: November

Cicerone's Clare Crooke, a talented designer and cartoonist, will be helping us celebrate our 50th anniversary by sharing some of her creations with us. Here is November's cartoon.

Never too old

Article · 16 Oct 2019

Cartoon of the Month: October

Cicerone's Clare Crooke, a talented designer and cartoonist, will be helping us celebrate our 50th anniversary by sharing some of her creations with us. Here is October's cartoon.

Day 1 01 The Kyle of Sutherland

Feature · 6 Oct 2019

Cycling the north coast of Scotland

The North Coast 500™ is a 500-mile lap of Scotland starting and finishing in Inverness, which many people choose to do as a cycle tour. James Cox and his companions looked at this route but decided instead to design their own, cycling 498 miles...

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Article · 29 Sep 2019

Hiking the Seensteig in Germany’s beautiful Black Forest

Kat Morgenstern describes the Seensteig, hidden away in Germany’s beautiful Black Forest. The circular route is surprisingly diverse and interesting, taking in mountains,...