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Blazing Saddles

A monster of a climb for cyclists

July 15 2017

Stage 17 of the 2017 Tour de France on Wednesday July 19 will take the riders on an epic 183km journey from La Mure to Serre-Chevalier. It is the first of two big Alpine stages in this year’s race (the other is the following day with the stage from Briançon to the Col d’Izoard) and will shake up the general classification as riders head over the giants of the Croix de Fer and the Col du Galibier.


Stuart’s epic train journey is definitely on the right tracks

July 15 2017

                                          Ahead of the release of his latest book Daniel Defoe’s Railway Journey: A Surreal Odyssey Through Modern Britain, author Stuart Campbell talks about his peculiar travel log, his thoughts on literature and his work as a mental health trainer.


The puffins are back on the Jewel of the Forth – but not for long

July 11 2017

Puffin season has begun at the Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick. Visitors to the 5-star Centre have the opportunity to control the interactive cameras to zoom in on the live puffin action on the islands of Craigleith, Fidra and the Isle of May National Nature Reserve. It’s also possible to see the amazing ‘clowns of the sea’ with a range of boat trips that take in the local islands.