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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.
The best time to grab your Christmas presents or a treat for yourself is here
Black Friday is here again, and while we’d always encourage you to climb mountains and not shelving, there are some fantastic bargains to be had , and lets face it – the more Christmas gifts you buy now, the less time you have to spend shopping in December.
We’ve hand picked some of our favourite Black Friday deals to share with you, but please remember that all Black Friday deals are strictly while stocks last.
Winning photo announced
This year we challenged you all to take in some of, all of or at least one of our 100 places around the UK to visit through the summer. You responded in your hundreds and so many of you managed to go to more than one place, it was fantastic to see. So lets’s get to the winner of the £500 in vouchers..
We asked over 1700 campers about their favourite hobby, and here’s what we found out:
Each year more and more families decide to take up camping, and now more than ever it’s a hobby that is accessible to anyone, from the hardened backpacker to those not quite willing to give up all their home comforts. Camping is what you make it, but what do people already camping think about it? Earlier this year we hosted a survey for campers to tell us a bit about their favourite pastime.
Which brand did you vote as the best in 2015? We’ve got the results
A couple of months ago as part of the GO Outdoors Awards 2015, we asked GO customers to vote for their favourite outdoor brand of 2015. While the outdoor industry does provoke fierce brand loyalty from many, we asked customers to consider which brand had really stepped up in 2015. Innovative new technology? Fantastic new products? There were plenty to choose from.
The Jetboil experts come to GO stores this November/December
This December we welcome the Jetboil tour into GO Outdoors stores where GO customers can see a demonstration of the fantastic Jetboil range. If you’ve been thinking of getting a Jetboil then head into your local store on the date below, because the experts will be giving away a FREE Maglite XL200 worth £69.99 with every Jetboil cooking system purchase.
A Manchester scout group will sleepover at GO Manchester this weekend
On Friday 13th November a Manchester scout group will be setting up camp in the atrium of GO Outdoors Manchester in Urban Exchange. The sleepover looks to raise awareness for local Manchester homeless charity Barnabus.
In the second weekend of family fun days, even more GO Outdoors stores are getting involved with some fantastic activities for all the family to enjoy in your local area.
If you live near any of the following, do pay us a visit:
Come and join us at your local GO Outdoors store and enjoy lots of fun activities for the whole family. There’s plenty going on at GO, so bring the whole family and take part in any of the following:
Everybody needs a little adventure in their lives, and at GO Outdoors we’re hoping to inspire the adventurous side in you with our new TV ad. The ad is inspired by that ‘Lets just go’ reaction, leaving excuses behind and getting out there to try something new, it’s the year to make your sofa feel lonely. Read more
Crowning the best outdoor brands of the last year
With the general election looming, we’ve been asking you to elect your favourite outdoor brands. Each year we crown the top 10 outdoor brands according to GO Outdoors customers. Fans out of the outdoors can be fiercely loyal to their favourite brand, but has another brand stepped up their game and impressed over the last year? Here are the results
UPDATE: even more activities added!
Are you the kind of person who’s always up for an adventure? Do you love spending time in the great outdoors? Do you feel at home in the countryside? If the answer to all of the above is yes then we’ve got just the challenge for you – why not make the Peak District your next foray into the wild and experience the delights this beautiful countryside has to offer.
Love it or hate it, we may be in for some snow
Brrr… it’s chilly out there! A lot of us received a smattering of snow over Christmas, now temperatures are dropping, and the Met Office is predicting more of the white stuff is on its way. Great news for avid snowmen builders and sledging fanatics – but it’s also worth taking a few extra precautions to keep safe (and warm!) this winter.
Second Golden Pebble Found at Ferry Meadows
LOCAL schools were the big winners in the GO for Gold Treasure Hunt at Ferry Meadows Country Park.
The second golden pebble was claimed this weekend by dedicated treasure hunter Steve Mabbutt for Orton Wistow Primary School.
NEW CLUES LAUNCHED FOR REMAINING PEBBLES!
New Peterborough treasure hunt clues inside:
Golden Pebble Worth £500 Still Missing
PEBBLES worth £1,050 are still hiding in Ferry Meadows Country Park after the GO for Gold Treasure Hunt weekend finished with 11 stones still to be found.
The Lake District is one of the nations favourite National Park, and if you ask many fans of the outdoors it is their go to area of the country for many different outdoor activities. We’ve pulled together a list of reasons you should definitely make a trip to the Lakes this year.
Over 100 bikes on display in our new cycling concept in Milton Keynes
Cycling has boomed in the UK in the last few years due to success in the Olympics and the Tour De France coming to England. With so many different cycling disciplines to take part in, we wanted to create a real destination for all cyclists. Our brand new GO Cycling concept in Milton Keynes is our cycling range extended with a great selection of brands, bikes, clothing and more on offer. Read more
We’re rather excited here at GO, as in December we will be opening our 50th store. The store opens in Peterborough, and to celebrate we’ll be hosting a treasure hunt at Ferry Meadows Country Park on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th November.
At GO Outdoors we love Countrywise (Mondays ITV 8PM), a wonderful weekly trip around the great British countryside. This week we had the fortune to sit down and host a live Q&A with presenter Liz Bonnin. You may have also seen Liz on shows such as Star Gazing Live, and Operation Snow Tiger among others.
We asked our followers for questions, and they didn’t disappoint.