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Coronavirus restrictions: travel update information

News & Events · On 20 May 2020

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. Remember that there...
Jon Sparks on the Correct Riding Position

Jon Sparks on the Correct Riding Position

Article · On 27 Apr 2020 by Jon Sparks

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

Feature · On 25 Apr 2020 by Jon Sparks

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...
Bishopdale

Cycling in the Yorkshire Dales: The UCI World Championships arrive

Article · On 18 Sep 2019 by Harry Dowdell

Harry Dowdell reveals what we can expect from the Union Cycliste Internationale Road World Championships, which will take place in Yorkshire in September 2019, and offers his own suggestions for...
Sarah Williams

A Spotlight on... Tough Girl Challenges

Article · On 24 Aug 2019 by Sarah Williams

We get to know Sarah Williams from Tough Girl Challenges a little more. We find out why she likes Type 2 fun but not caving and discover a disgusting thing...
Panniers – and a few other bags for things like camera, valuables and snacks (Image by Richard Barrett)

Frame packs or panniers: what’s right for you?

Article · On 19 Jun 2019 by Richard Barrett

Almost all cycle luggage manufacturers offer a range of frame packs alongside more traditional panniers. Richard Barrett explores the different choices and matches the optimal luggage-carrying system to different types...
Lake District cycling with kids

Why you should get out more with the kids

Feature · On 16 Jun 2019 by Rachel Crolla and Carl McKeating

Outdoors writer and primary school teacher Rachel Crolla, co-author of a new child-oriented guide to the Lake District, explains why having outdoor adventures with the children is more important than...
Aberystwyth Promenade

5 reasons to choose Wales for your next cycle tour

Feature · On 8 Jun 2019 by Richard Barrett

For many, Wales is close by and easily accessible, particularly by train. So why look further afield for your next cycle touring when you’ve got such wonderful riding country on...
Lune Head

Cycling in the Yorkshire Dales: Five years on

Article · On 22 May 2019 by Harry Dowdell

It is five years since Cycling in the Yorkshire Dales was first published. Its author, Harry Dowdell, considers what changes have taken place in the Dales and the world of...
016 Mardi Gras is called Fasnet and it’s a big deal. Foolishness abounds.

An intro to… the Black Forest in Germany

Article · On 3 Apr 2019 by Kat Morgenstern

Kat Morgenstern introduces the Black Forest - a captivating region of Germany: a land of fairy-tale castles, gorges, forests and medieval villages.
High above Loch Ness on the Great Glen Way, another intermediate bikepacking route

What is bikepacking?

Article · On 26 Aug 2018 by Jim Sutherland

Jim Sutherland explains what bikepacking is: the combination of lightweight backpacking with mountain biking, or touring on a mixture of roads, gravel tracks, single track and sometimes walking paths for...
My preferred ending of the Lôn Las Cymru - South Stack Lighthouse

Why cycling the Lôn Las Cymru should be on your to-do list

Feature · On 25 Aug 2018 by Richard Barrett

Richard Barrett thinks the Lôn Las Cymru long-distance cycle route deserves a renaissance, and here’s why.
Descending the Col de l'Izoard

Top tips for cycling the Route des Grandes Alpes

Article · On 11 Aug 2018 by Jonathan Williams

Jonathan cycled the Route des Grandes Alpes to celebrate his birthday and learned vital lessons along the way. He now has an abundance of advice to share with others on...
Descent from Bonnette

E-bikes are just for softies

Article · On 13 Jul 2018 by Lesley Williams

I’ve never been a strong cyclist, but until recently I’ve always enjoyed cycling. Now I simply love it! This is not just an isolated remark overheard in a pub, it’s...
Heading back to Pen Ygrwyd with the Snowdon Horsehshoe straight ahead

The Brailsford Way: an ideal summer road ride around Snowdonia

Feature · On 11 Jul 2018 by Richard Barrett

Richard Barrett introduces the Brailsford Way: an ideal summer road ride around Snowdonia. Although there is not a Cicerone guidebook to the Brailsford Way, Richard shares his gpx files of...
Top Ten Best Bits of Cycling the Way of the Roses

Top Ten Best Bits of Cycling the Way of the Roses

Feature · On 26 May 2018 by Rachel Crolla

After cycling the Way of the Roses several times while writing her recent guidebook to the route, Rachel Crolla picks out some of her personal highlights along the 170-mile coast-to-coast...
Linen Dale Near Eyam

What is a gravel bike? Chiz Dakin explains

Article · On 19 Jul 2017 by Chiz Dakin

Chiz Dakin has been enjoying riding a gravel bike for the new edition of Cycling in the Peak District. Here she explains exactly what a gravel bike is.
Minerve In The Cathar Region

Cycling the Canal du Midi – history, route planning and more

Feature · On 5 Jun 2017 by Declan Lyons

Declan Lyons, author of Cicerone's guide to cycling the Canal du Midi, shares his personal relationship with the route, as well as discussing the history of the canal, what it's...
Top Tips for Mountain Biking in Slovenia

Top Tips for Mountain Biking in Slovenia

Video · On 18 Apr 2017 by Rob Houghton

Rob Houghton has put together a brilliant Cicerone Extra article with some Top Tips for Mountain Biking in Slovenia. Here is an overview video.
Try To Avoid Feeling Exhausted By The Time You Top Out Remember You Have A Massive Descent Too

Top Tips for Mountain Biking in the Slovenian Alps

Feature · On 3 Apr 2017 by Rob Houghton

Rob Houghton takes some time out over the winter to reminisce on his mountain biking research trips to Slovenia. Using his own hard-won experience, he provides some advice for those...