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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?
Take in the stunning Loch Lomond on two wheels with these routes
Get ready for some of the best mountain bike routes Scotland has to offer. Below you’ll find 10 hand picked routes for the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park.
Tips for getting ready for those winter rides
Wintry weather shouldn’t stop you from getting out in the saddle and getting the miles in. But it’s important to remember that wintry weather brings with it a variety of challenges when riding on the road. Prepare yourself and your ride for cold-weather riding with our top tips.
Fat bikes are bringing the fun back
The Calibre Dune, our very own fat bike, has got the guys at BikeRadar smiling with an unbeatable price on our big-tyred machine!
GO Outdoors will be the headline sponsor of Mountain Mayhem for another year.
Mountain Mayhem 2016 is set to return and will continue to be supported by us as intrepid mountain bikers take on the 24-hour endurance event at Gatcombe Park in Gloucestershire on June 17-19.
Now the nights are drawing in it’s time to embrace the shadows of the trail.
Light up the way with our first product of the week – the CatEye Volt 100 & Rapid Mini Light Set.
Here’s our first Bike of the Week – the Calibre Rivelin!
A lightweight bike at less than £300, the Rivelin is a brilliant budget bike for anyone planning to take to the roads this winter.
Bike Rumor took a look at our in-house range of mountain bikes that offer “a lot of bang for your buck” and it’s safe to say they were pretty impressed.
Our highest-priced Bossnut (at less than £1,000 with a discount card) features a spec that pleased the Bike Rumor team and our fat bike, the Dune, was praised for its trimmed down frame to help combat the hefty weight that is often the drawback of fat bikes.
Mountain bike website Factory Jackson recently spoke to Mike Sanderson, the man behind our very own Calibre range, and took a look at some of the bikes we’ve got to offer.
From the sub-£600 Dune fat bike to the full-sus Bossnut at less than £1,000, these hard-hitting rides are sure to leave every mountain biker smiling.
Read the full article here: http://factoryjackson.com/2015/10/21/industry-insight-mike-sanderson-of-go-outdoors/
We knew our Calibre Bossnut was a top-notch full suspension mountain bike, but we’re absolutely thrilled with the reviews and thumbs up this sub-£1,000 machine has earned!
Here’s a round-up of the Bossnut’s recent coverage from the world of MTB…
Acquire awe-inspiring footage with an action camera
They say a picture is worth a thousand words but sometimes there’s nothing quite like video to capture the whole story in all of its glory. Here are some tips for getting the most out of your action camera.
Delight in detail with your DSLR
Taking a step up from your smartphone? We’ve asked some professional photographers for some great tips for capturing those winning shots with a DSLR camera.
How to take fantastic outdoor photographs with your smartphone
Only have your smartphone to hand? There’s nothing stopping you from capturing great shots of your outdoor experience. Follow these tips for better shots.
The Bossnut continues to win over the fans in the mountain bike community
We’ve been excited about the Bossnut from Calibre for a while, and after releasing it for review from various magazines this summer, we’re happy to finally start getting the bike on to the site for you all to check out. It’s a bike that has drawn quite a bit of excitement and we’re very proud to announce that MBR magazine have voted the Calibre Bossnut the Bike of the Year for 2015.
Improve the security of your bike with our locking tips
Whether it’s your treasured old steed or a brand new ride, it’s always important to keep pesky thieves and opportunists at bay.
Wherever you are, it’s vital to remember that no matter how great your bike lock is, your bike is only as secure as the object you’re locking it to.
It might seem like we’ve only just got used to the wonderful long evenings and dust on t he trails, yet already we’re fast approaching the end of summer.
And with that comes darker nights, and colder and wetter weather (even though we might already be quite well acquainted with the latter)!
For us cyclists, whether on the road or on the trail, being prepared is key to enjoying the ride. So we’ve put together some tips that will help you embrace those darker nights in the saddle.
Spotlighting areas of the UK each week
Tuesday the 14th July saw the opening of the GO Outdoors Lady Canning’s trail, an idea of Ride Sheffield’s Henry Norman some 6 year previous and after 18 months of crowd funding and GO’s helping hand the trail was ready to ride!
Spotlighting areas of the UK each Tuesday
In our new blog series, each Tuesday we’ll be spotlighting a place, route, natural occurrence or landmark around the UK. This week, since the Tour De France is dominating the outdoor headlines, we’ve decided to go back to one of the most iconic hill climbs from last years race. Holme Moss.