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The arrival of the BEAST
In the immortal words of Hunter S. Thompson: ‘He who makes a beast of himself, gets rid of the pain of being a man’. The mountain biking world has been a buzz about the arrival of the limited edition, almost mythical ‘Beastnut’ from Calibre, and we’re delighted to say we’ve got the first video footage of it out in the wild.
If the Six Nations countries faced off in a battle of the outdoors? Who’d win?
As we welcome in February, along with it comes the Six Nations rugby tournament. We’re not so much into rugby, but we do love the six nations that take part. So we got to thinking, what if the six nations taking part faced off in a head to head vote with the best of their outdoors on offer? So that’s exactly what we’re going to do:
80 of the best Endurance Events around the UK to take part in this year
Do you like to push yourself to the limit? We’ve put together a perfect list just for you. Here you’ll find over 80 gruelling, challenging and even muddy events for you to throw yourself into in 2017. Why not test yourself and smash your goals this year?
How To Shoot Outdoor Photos Like A Pro – Whatever Your Device
You’re new to the outdoors and you want to show your friends and family just what they’re missing out on. So how can you entice them to join you on your countryside walk or mountain biking trip? By capturing incredible, high-quality images that reflect exactly how you saw the landscape – striking, colourful, and dramatic.
How can you get fit without the costly gym membership?
January comes with a torrent of celebrity endorsed fitness DVD’s and all the local Gym’s telling you that it’s a new year and a new you (for their small sign up fee). While gym’s are great for fitness, there are also plenty of ways to keep fit outdoors, and the scenery is a little nicer too.
Here we take a look at the best ways to lose a few pounds through 2017:
Looking for a New Years Resolution? Challenge yourself!
As the New Year approaches and we’re all guilty of making those loose new year’s resolutions that have often fallen by the wayside by the end of January, why not set yourself a challenge in 2017? We’ve pulled together a list of ideas for your outdoors resolution. Set a target and smash it this year!
Why GO Outdoors is your one-stop zombie survival shop
Whether you’re a fan of Halloween, horror movies or The Walking Dead, there is a big obsession with zombies in the world today. The obsession stretches so far that the Pentagon actually has a zombie survival plan, so fear of the undead is a very real thing. So it got us thinking – what would you if we really were subject to a zombie apocalypse? Simple answer: Get to GO Outdoors. Now I know what you’re thinking: ‘Even in times of apocalyptic impending doom these guys are STILL trying to get me in store?’, but hear us out and we think you’ll agree with our thought process.
Take in Cairngorms National Park on two wheels
The Cairngorms National Park is a haven for cyclists with all kinds of tracks and trails to ride out on. With plenty of tough and challenging routes taking in forest surfaces and jumps to more sedate trails suitable for families and more casual cyclists, we’ve compiled a list of our favourites into this handy guide:
Explore New Forest on your bike with these cycle routes to try
Take off on two wheels and explore the very best of New Forest’s countryside. From gentle, family friendly jaunts to challenging excursions, the area has something to offer everyone – here are our top suggestions for bike rides around New Forest.
On Y’Bike with these great Yorkshire Dales cycle routes
Cycling is one of the most popular hobbies in the UK, but particularly in Yorkshire since the introduction of the Tour de Yorkshire. If you see yourself as a strong cyclist, why not take in some of these trips through the Dales?
Everything you need to know about Mountain Mayhem 2016
This year we’re sponsoring Mountain Mayhem once more, the UK’s first and best 24 hour mountain biking event. This year we’re bringing even more to the event for families to enjoy while the riders are out tearing up the trail. Here’s what to expect from GO Outdoors Mountain Mayhem 2016: Read more
It might not feel like spring when you’re de-icing your car windscreen on a grey and chilly morning, but it’s safe to say in mid-March those first signs of spring are beginning to show.
Whether the cold and wet weather over winter has kept you off your bike or not, the arrival of spring brings with it the excitement of longer days (or at least daylight) fast approaching – meaning more time to get those legs spinning.
So for those of us who haven’t quite managed to get back riding yet, here’s some top tips to get in the saddle and get out there!
We celebrate some fantastic outdoor locations in Wales
March 1st is St David’s Day, so we asked GO members of staff for their favourite places in Wales to celebrate the rich outdoor landscape. We cover off beaches, walks, mountain bike trails and more. Read more
What better way to explore and adventure than on two wheels?
If you’re considering a trip with your bike this year but haven’t decided where you’d like to go, take a look at our top 10 for some inspiration!
Spring might be around the corner but the wet and wintry weather is still lingering on. So with sloppy trails and no end in sight, why not embrace the mud (and maybe even snow) and treat yourself to a fat bike?
Two Wheels Better took a first look at our Dune and a range of customer reviews from the Go Outdoors website to get an idea of whether the Dune is a budget blaster to be reckoned with.
Their verdict? We’re thrilled to see the team at Two Wheels Better were impressed with the look and that it “didn’t feel like a cheap bike” following a quick spin at Mountain Mayhem.
Why not take a look at their full review and even some of our customers’ thoughts here: http://twowheelsbetter.cc/bikes-gear/calibre-dune-fatbike-from-gooutdoors-first-look/
Mountain Biking UK magazine awarded the Calibre Bossnut five stars in a recent review of the Go Outdoors full-suspension trail bike, labelling it an “impressively efficient, controlled and flat out fun all-rounder.”
The spec and performance of the Bossnut impressed the team, and for less than £1,000 Calibre’s full-sus ride can be enjoyed by the masses.
How to introduce a friend to cycling
We all know that riding a bike is one of life’s greatest things. And when you find something that makes you feel that happy and energised, you want to share it with everyone! Read more
Take to two wheels to get fit for free in 2016
It’s January again and the world wants you to get into the gym and get your fill on kale and seeds. Gym memberships can be costly so over the next few weeks we aim to bring you reasons to forget the pressure of the gym and enjoy the freedom of the outdoors in our #FreeGymForLife initiative.
This week, we focus on Cycling.
50 of the best fitness challenges you can face in the UK in 2016
It’s the start of a new year, which means there’s no better time to dust off your trainers, throw away the leftover Christmas food and begin your new fitness regime. Many people choose ‘getting fit’ as a New Year’s resolution – and what better way to show off your newfound skills than by competing in an endurance event or two?