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Is the Strathpuffer the toughest mountain bike race on earth?

January 20 2018

Riding for 24 hours - 17 of those in darkness, in the depths of a Scottish winter - may not seem like everybody’s way to enjoy a bike ride, but it certainly has caught the imagination of a lot of cyclists and at 10am today hundreds more will be charging towards their bikes for the 13th annual Strathpuffer.

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The 10 best cycle rides of your life

December 16 2017

Everyone seems to have a bucket list now – that list of achievements you must experience in your lifetime. For cyclists and others alike many of those activities involve spending lots of money to travel around the world. Even dreams such as riding up Mont Ventoux, the Giant of Provence, are out of many people’s reach.

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Cyclists make sure you’re in the right gear for winter

December 2 2017

People who work in the outdoors are often heard to declare that there’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing. Thanks to our unpredictable weather, being a cyclist in Scotland can be difficult at this time of year, making our clothing choices much more complicated.