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Podcast · 27 Oct 2021

Timmy Mallett: Cycling the Camino - and back

Timmy Mallett, of 90s childhood TV fame, chats to us about his epic cycle along the Camino de Santiago in honour of his brother Martin who believed in the power of everyone to...

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News · 3 Oct 2021

From Fire to Ice - cycling around Iceland

Rob and Kevin are cycling around Iceland to raise money for a charity which helps burns victims. "Dan's Fund for Burns" helped get Rob back on his feet (literally) after he nearly...

Penderyn Distillery

Article · 2 Oct 2021

Gravel biking the Heads of the Valleys route

Richard Barrett, author of Cycle Touring in Wales and Cycling Lon Las Cymru, describes a short break riding along the Heads of the Valleys cycle route, a hidden gem, two-thirds of...

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Article · 24 Jul 2021

Grand Traverse of the Central Massif by mountain bike

The Grand Traverse of the Massif Central (the route from Avallon to Besse-en-Chandesse) provided Joost Ameye with 14 days of beautiful landscapes and exhilarating rides on a...

Gravel bike parked up at Penmon Point on Anglesey during a mixed tarmac/trail ride

Article · 22 May 2021

5 reasons to choose a gravel bike

Suitable for cycling on both tarmac and muddy trails, gravel bikes are versatile and fantastic for off and on-road routes. Here are five reasons why Richard Barrett, a long-time road bike enthusiast, believes your next bike should be a gravel bike.

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Focus · 18 Apr 2021

Cycling routes and bikes: guidebooks, expert advice, touring, kit and adventure stories

Day rides, cycle touring, mountain biking, sportives, bikepacking or just a bike ride. Here we focus on all aspects of getting on your bike for a great adventure, starting with...

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Article · 17 Apr 2021

Why Cicerone’s LEJOG cycling route is the 'optimal' choice

Twenty years after Cicerone's first guidebook for the classic challenge of riding Land’s End to John O’Groats (LEJOG), the third edition has just been launched, which author...

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Podcast · 14 Apr 2021

Cycling Land's End to John o' Groats with Richard Barrett

Travelling the length of Britain from Cornwall and the Somerset Levels to the Cairngorm Mountains and northern Scotland, Land's End to John o' Groats is an iconic route and...

Family activities

Focus · 21 Mar 2021

Family-friendly outdoor adventures

Routes and ideas for the holidays – walks, bike rides, hiking, paddling, scrambles and overnight camps. Share outdoor adventures with the whole family, have fun together and inspire the youngsters to love and cherish wild and rural landscapes.

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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...

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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.

Travel updates

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.