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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...

Bookshelves

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.

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...

The Great Glen Way

Feature · 29 Dec 2019

What Cicerone staff have been doing this year... 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.

Day 1 01 The Kyle of Sutherland

Feature · 6 Oct 2019

Cycling the north coast of Scotland

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 looked at this route but decided instead to design their own, cycling 498 miles...

Going over Rivington Pike from the easier side

Feature · 14 Jul 2019

Lancashire Cycleway South: The ideal mini-tour

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 - hostels, hotels,...

Lake District cycling with kids

Feature · 16 Jun 2019

Why you should get out more with the kids

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...

Aberystwyth Promenade

Feature · 8 Jun 2019

5 reasons to choose Wales for your next cycle tour

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...

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

Feature · 19 Jan 2019

E-bikes: Innovative, fun and controversial

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...

Looking Down The Upper Section Of The Hohlaubgrat On The Allalinhorn Switzerland

Feature · 30 Dec 2018

What Cicerone staff have been doing this year... 2018

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 2018.

My preferred ending of the Lôn Las Cymru - South Stack Lighthouse

Feature · 25 Aug 2018

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

Richard Barrett thinks the Lôn Las Cymru long-distance cycle route deserves a renaissance, and here’s why.

A lovely training ride in the outskirts of Lancaster

Feature · 28 Jul 2018

Am I a cyclist now? Trials and tribulations of a trainee sportive cyclist

Hannah discovers the world of cycle touring on the Way of the Roses, whilst training for a Big Race: the London to Surrey 100 mile sportive.

Heading back to Pen Ygrwyd with the Snowdon Horsehshoe straight ahead

Feature · 11 Jul 2018

The Brailsford Way: an ideal summer road ride around Snowdonia

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...

The Way of the Roses runs between Morecambe in Lancashire and Bridlington in Yorkshire

Feature · 1 Jul 2018

Singing and Cycling on the Way of the Roses

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 Cycling the...

Top Ten Best Bits of Cycling the Way of the Roses

Feature · 26 May 2018

Top Ten Best Bits of Cycling the Way of the Roses

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...

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Feature · 14 Apr 2018

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

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, the...

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Feature · 17 Mar 2018

A Trail of Two Cities: A new route from London to Paris by bicycle

Mike Wells’ new guidebook to cycling from London to Paris outlines a proposed route to reach Paris by bike for the 2024 Olympics, but you can ride it now!

Cycling the Tour de Peak District

Feature · 11 Sep 2017

The Yellow Line - Cycling the Tour de Peak District

There’s a yellow line on the OS maps which marks the boundary of the Peak District National Park. Having cycled many of the delightful quiet and scenic roads along that line on...

Mountain biking in Scotland

Feature · 12 Jun 2016

Mountain Biking in North West Scotland

Mountain bike leader Sean Benz takes us out for an afternoon on his favourite ride: The Postman's Track route as featured in the new Cicerone guide to Mountain Biking in West and North West Scotland. This is a stunning ride through mountains and...

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Feature · 8 May 2016

Tips for fast-and-fun touring on carbon bikes

Author of Cicerone guidebook, Cycling in the Lake District, Richard Barrett sheds some light on, well, touring light. From cross-dressing to communal toothpaste, he shares some...