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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 -...
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...
Cube Stereo Hybrid Pro at a cairn on Cam High Road during our Pennine Bridleway ride.

E-bikes: Innovative, fun and controversial

Feature · On 19 Jan 2019 by Jon Sparks

The mountain bike world loves its trends: 29-ers, 650b, 1x transmission and fat-bikes have all stirred the pot in recent years. But Jon Sparks doesn’t think any innovation has stirred...
Some of the old Cicerone guides with different logos and the price in shillings

Cicerone Press at 50: From then to now

Article · On 8 Dec 2018 by Kev Reynolds and Jonathan Williams

In this abridged extract from Fifty Years of Adventure, Kev Reynolds and Jonathan Williams look back at Cicerone's story, from then to now.
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...
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...
The bike insisted on a selfie with Eric

Sitting on the dock of the Bay: enjoying the Morecambe Bay Cycleway

Article · On 8 Jul 2018 by Mark Sutcliffe

Mark Sutcliffe discovers the Bay Cycleway, an epic new cycle route skirting the shifting sands of Morecambe Bay and linking the Furness Peninsulas, undiscovered gems of the Arnside and Silverdale...
The Way of the Roses runs between Morecambe in Lancashire and Bridlington in Yorkshire

Singing and Cycling on the Way of the Roses

Feature · On 1 Jul 2018 by Rachel Crolla

Ever had a tune that just keeps going round in your head while you are cycling? Cicerone author Rachel Crolla had just that during research rides for her guidebook to...
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...
Banner An Awesome Feeling Of Space Beginning The Fast Descent To Airton

Cycling the 170-mile Way of the Roses in a day

Feature · On 14 Apr 2018 by Carl McKeating

Carl McKeating set out to cycle The Way of the Roses, a 170-mile national cycle route most commonly ridden over three days, in a day. He describes the personal challenge...
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Bikepacking the Moray Coast Trail

Article · On 18 Nov 2017 by Jim Sutherland

Jim Sutherland describes his bikepacking trip along the Moray Coast Trail in Scotland - plenty of hills, laughs and some good food.