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A recap of our favourite photos from #ScrapbookOutdoors week 2
For week 2 of our year long photo project, we set you the task of taking your resolutions outdoors. We called it ‘The Outdoor Gym’ and once again we had a fantastic response.
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
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.
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.
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.
We’ve found some superb cycling routes for you to enjoy, along with something really unique – a vintage cycling festival! Helmets at the ready…
Bike Week is one week a year where we want the nation to get back on the bike and go cycling. Like previous years there are plenty of events and activities to take part in around the country. Read more
Earlier this week in the Metro they featured a compiled list from Olympic Gold Medal winning cyclist Sir Chris Hoy of the greatest hills to cycle down in the UK. Sir Chris lead an expedition around the UK to find the top peaks for downhill cyclists, taking factors into consideration such as ease of use, historical meaning and much more. The list turned out as follows.. Read more
In a recent news article in the BBC, they state that the cycling industry is actually improving the British economy, claiming that it creates £3 billion a year. The figure takes into account cycle related employment, manufacturing and retail.
It’s a huge boost for cycling which is seeing increases year on year with more and more people looking to travel to work, get fit or simply spend time outdoors with the family. Read more
It’s looking set to be a busy one at the Urban Exchange this weekend, which means that at GO Outdoors Manchester there will be plenty going on for kids and adults alike.
Urban Exchange is the name of the area where GO Outdoors Manchester is situated and this weekend (6th-7th August) there’s plenty of activity going on to entertain shoppers; from a visit to Wonderland, to advice during the Manchester Sky ride. Read more
A healthy dose of Sunshine could benefit you more than you think.
A new article has come out from the NHS advising the different levels of activity that adults need to undertake to stay fit and healthy. Many people have presumed that simple, daily activities like housework or non strenuous activity will suffice, when in fact; new guidelines tell us this is not the case. A minimum of 150 minutes a week of intense exercise that leaves you sweating with an increased heart rate is key. In England just 40% of men and 28% of women are meeting the new guidelines.
According to the NHS, the new advice for adults is that “adults aged 19-64 should try to be active daily and should do at least 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes) of moderate intensity aerobic activity every week and muscle-strengthening activities on two or more days a week.” Read more