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Article · 20 Nov 2021

Bikepacking New Zealand's Tour Aotearoa

Stephen Dunnett believes that an ‘impossible’ bikepacking trip of a lifetime may not be beyond the reach of the average fit and experienced cyclist. Here, drawing on his experience of completing the Tour Aotearoa in 2020, he suggests how you...

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...

Lac Chambon Murol

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.

john O’Groats

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...

Levens

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...

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...

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...

Running Shoes

Article · 18 Dec 2019

Cartoon of the Month: December

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.

Desert Island

Article · 13 Nov 2019

Cartoon of the Month: November

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.

Never too old

Article · 16 Oct 2019

Cartoon of the Month: October

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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Article · 29 Sep 2019

Hiking the Seensteig in Germany’s beautiful Black Forest

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

Bishopdale

Article · 18 Sep 2019

Cycling in the Yorkshire Dales: The UCI World Championships arrive

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...

Lost

Article · 11 Sep 2019

Cartoon of the Month: September

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.

Sarah Williams

Article · 24 Aug 2019

A Spotlight on... Tough Girl Challenges

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 that all her funniest stories have in common...

In the Buff

Article · 7 Aug 2019

Cartoon of the Month: August

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.

Cote De Lofthouse

Article · 31 Jul 2019

Hidden Gem – Nidderdale, a Yorkshire Dale often overlooked

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...

Same food

Article · 10 Jul 2019

Cartoon of the Month: July

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.

Panniers – and a few other bags for things like camera, valuables and snacks (Image by Richard Barrett)

Article · 19 Jun 2019

Frame packs or panniers: what’s right for you?

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...

Barefoot Camino

Article · 12 Jun 2019

Cartoon of the Month: June

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.