Outdoors

Blazing Saddles

Mountain biking: it’s a long way to the top

June 9 2018

As you ascend a mountain the air becomes less compressed and thinner, making it harder to breathe. At 5,359 metres above sea level the air pressure is 50% less than at sea level, which makes breathing even more difficult – not exactly prime conditions for cycling uphill.

Outdoors

On your marks, get set…STAART!

June 2 2018

Whether you’re a “walkie-talkie”, a "junner" or a marathon runner, St Andrews Adventure Running Team supports members in achieving goals, however big or small, as Gayle discovers...

Blazing Saddles

I like to ride my bicycle – cycling for pleasure

June 2 2018

I recently watched a video by world-renowned portrait photographer Annie Leibovitz who famously photographed John Lennon on the day he was assassinated. She was talking about her work and one thing she said really struck me: “I’m not a technical photographer... If that’s what you’re thinking about then you’re not taking photographs”.

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