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Top 50 Endurance Events of 2016

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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?

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10 Cycling Routes in Loch Lomond & Trossachs

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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.

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Be ready for winter rides

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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.

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Calibre Dune on BikeRadar: Fat bike, small price

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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!

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We’re sponsoring Mountain Mayhem!

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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.

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Product of the Week: CatEye Volt 100 & Rapid Mini Light Set

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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.

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Bike of the Week: Calibre Rivelin

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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.

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Bike Rumor checks out our Calibre range

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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.

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Factory Jackson takes a look at the Calibre Bikes range

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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/

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The Calibre Bossnut in the news!

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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…

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Tips for Capturing Great Actioncam Shots

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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.

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Discover the Outdoors With Your DSLR

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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.

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Tips for Better Photos on Your Smartphone

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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.

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Calibre Bossnut Wins Bike of the Year 2015

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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.

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Top Tips to Lock Your Bike Properly

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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.

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How to Prepare Your Bike For Autumn

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Your guide to preparing your bike for autumn 

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.

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Lady Canning’s Trail – #TakeMeThereTuesday

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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!

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Holme Moss – #TakeMeThereTuesday

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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.

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GO Outdoors Sponsors Mountain Mayhem

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GO Outdoors backs the 18th Mountain Mayhem

We are very proud to be sponsoring Mountain Mayhem, the UK’s longest running 24-hour bike race which will be held from the 19th – 21st June 2015 at Gatcombe Park, Gloucestershire.

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10 Cycle Routes in Snowdonia

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With great hills, comes great expectation.

Mountain bikes at the ready, get set for our favourite Snowdonia cycle rides – there’s even a 364km challenge for the really keen among you.

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