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Family friendly bike trails around the UK
There is no easier way to get the kids out and enjoying the outdoors than on a bike. It’s an easier sell than a walk as it’s arguably closer to play than other forms of exercise. Here we’ve compiled a list of 15 fantastic family friendly cycle trails around the UK for you to try, and while most of the trails also accept walkers and even horse riders – you can’t go wrong with taking them on, on two wheels.
GO Outdoors & Ride Sheffield help bring Lady Canning’s MTB Trail to the Outdoor City
The outdoor scene in Sheffield is buzzing right now with a real focus on becoming the nations ‘Outdoor City‘, so when Ride Sheffield were looking to crowd fund some brand new mountain bike trails just outside the city where it all began for GO Outdoors, we just had to get involved.
A guide to mountain biking in Forest of Dean
As one of the UK’s most picturesque and rural locations, the Forest of Dean is a haven for walkers and cyclists alike. With rolling hills and picturesque countryside all around the Forest is the oldest oak forest in the country and features a number of great mountain bike trails and events catering to riders of all abilities and ages.
Like a Boss – Introducing the 2017 Calibre Bossnut
In 2015 Calibre made waves on the mountain bike market with the unveiling of the Bossnut mountain bike, the crown jewel in a range that was starting to receive all the right kind of looks from the two wheeled community. The Calibre Bossnut would go on to change what people thought a £1000 mountain bike could be, it won ‘Bike of the Year’ 2015 from MBR magazine and came runner up in 2016 also, as well as a string of great reviews from other established mountain bike press.
It’d be easy to sit back on the early success of the Bossnut, but the Calibre team went back to the workshop with one thing on their mind; ‘Can we make this even better?’
Meet the new Boss
Woodland day trips for the whole family
The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep. If you go down to the wood today, you’re likely to find stories to tell, stunning trees, and winding paths to explore and enjoy. The British forests and woodland are a real thing of beauty, and they’re just waiting for your family adventures. So if you’re looking for a family day out this year, why not check out some of these?
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!
GO Cycling on Pembrokeshire Coast
Discover even more of Pembrokeshire Coast by heading out on your bike. Whether you’re looking for family rides, or just a get away with your bike, we’ve compiled a list of 10 spots to cycle in the UK’s only coastal National Park.
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