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Travel by bike to walk the Lake District 3000ft peaks

Feature · On 29 Aug 2020 by Chris Scaife

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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Virtual Cycle Touring Festival: 25-26 April 2020

News & Events · On 19 Apr 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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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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Why Kazakhstan, and why on a bicycle?

Feature · On 4 Mar 2020 by Scot Whitlock

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...
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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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Cartoon of the Month: December

Article · On 18 Dec 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 December's cartoon.
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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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Cartoon of the Month: November

Article · On 13 Nov 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 November's cartoon.
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Cartoon of the Month: October

Article · On 16 Oct 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 October's cartoon.
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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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Hiking the Seensteig in Germany’s beautiful Black Forest

Article · On 29 Sep 2019 by Kat Morgenstern

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