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Guidebooks: a source of inspiration and memory

Feature · On 13 Jun 2020 by Mark Charlton

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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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...
Take a moment to enjoy Snowdonia

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

Feature · On 8 May 2020

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 pictures from our...
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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Walking and cycling from home in Cumbria and Lancashire – the Cicerone team share their views

Feature · On 15 Apr 2020

Walking and cycling from home provides a welcome relief, and a chance to enjoy the sights and sounds of spring. It's easy to discover new routes and views, even if...
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Outdoor recreation leaders urge public to stay local if getting active outside

News & Events · On 23 Mar 2020

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

Feature · On 29 Dec 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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Explore the world with a Cicerone guidebook

Video · On 17 Nov 2019

Choose a Cicerone guidebook for your activities - guidebooks cover walking, trekking, climbing, scrambling, trail running, cycling, mountain biking and more. There are hundreds of guidebooks to destinations in the...
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Cycling the north coast of Scotland

Feature · On 6 Oct 2019 by James Cox

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...
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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...
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Cartoon of the Month: September

Article · On 11 Sep 2019 by Clare Crooke

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 September's cartoon.
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Cartoon of the Month: August

Article · On 7 Aug 2019 by Clare Crooke

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 August's cartoon.
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Hidden Gem – Nidderdale, a Yorkshire Dale often overlooked

Article · On 31 Jul 2019 by Lesley Williams

Nidderdale – not necessarily the first name you would think of when visiting the Yorkshire Dales, and yet it is no less worthy than its better-known neighbours of Wharfedale and...
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Discover cycle touring with a Cicerone guidebook

Video · On 21 Jul 2019

Discover cycle touring with a Cicerone guidebook. Choose a Cicerone guidebook for cycling and cycle touring in the UK, Europe and beyond. Our range includes guidebooks to cycle touring, cycling...
Going over Rivington Pike from the easier side

Lancashire Cycleway South: The ideal mini-tour

Feature · On 14 Jul 2019 by Richard Barrett

Richard Barrett encourages some keen cyclists to try a cycle tour for the first time by explaining to them that you can cycle tour in the style you prefer -...
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Cartoon of the Month: July

Article · On 10 Jul 2019 by Clare Crooke

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 July's cartoon.
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A postcard from Michael Palin

News & Events · On 27 Jun 2019

We were delighted to get this postcard from Michael Palin saying how much he liked our celebratory Fifty Years of Adventure book.
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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...
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Cartoon of the Month: June

Article · On 12 Jun 2019 by Clare Crooke

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 June's cartoon.