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Family walk in the Peak District – Tideswell and the Limestone Way

Family walk in the Peak District – Tideswell and the Limestone Way

This 10km walk takes in the wide open landscapes of the white Peak, some bumpy bridleways and part of the Limestone Way near Millars Dale. Starting and ending in Tideswell it’s easy to find parking and pick up any supplies you might need for the 

Family Walk in the Peak District – Eyam Moor to Abney Loop

Family Walk in the Peak District – Eyam Moor to Abney Loop

This lovely 10km family walk takes in some of my favourite parts of the Peak District with breathtaking views of the surrounding hills. This route is nicely tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the crowds in the Hope Valley. Start/End Point: The top 

Round the Island – Cycling the Isle of Wight

Round the Island – Cycling the Isle of Wight

On our recent family holiday I spotted that you can easily ride around the Isle of Wight in one sitting. This cracking 105km ride takes in all the sights of the island in one beautiful loop. Beware, it is surprisingly hillier than I was expecting. 

Best Cafes for cyclists in the Peak District

Best Cafes for cyclists in the Peak District

It’s been a tough year for people in hospitality. Now more than ever it’s important that we seek out the local independent coffee shops that cater for cyclists and support them by spending a few quid on a cake and a lovely coffee. So stealing 

Zwift 4 week FTP builder

Zwift 4 week FTP builder

With the January UK Lockdown stopping all but essential travel and asking cyclists to ‘stay local’ on rides I decided to give a Zwift training plan a go. Asking around not many people had completed the plans so the jury was out on how good 

Family friendly walks in the Peak District

Family friendly walks in the Peak District

Now my kids are a little bigger we’re spending more and more time in the Peak District on weekends heading out for nice walks. After a short google I’ve noticed that there’s not a massive selection of websites out there with nice walks suitable for 

Passo dello Stelvio – 3 ways

Passo dello Stelvio – 3 ways

This mountain has to be on the bucket list of all cyclists. It’s the highest road pass in Italy, standing proud at 2,758 metres. The Passo dello Stelvio needs very little introduction. It’s the stage you look out for in the Giro d’Italia and it’s 

The definitive list of cycling climbs *in* Sheffield

The definitive list of cycling climbs *in* Sheffield

Following on from the list compiled of lesser know climbs around Sheffield, Colin Angus has been at it again with a new list of climbs *in* Sheffield! Sheffield is famously built on 7 hills so there was no shortage of options for this list! Importantly 

25 overlooked cycling climbs in and around Sheffield

25 overlooked cycling climbs in and around Sheffield

I wanted to share this twitter thread talking about some of the best but overlooked hills in and around Sheffield that you can explore, especially while riding solo and staying close to home during this lockdown. This thread is an awesome compilation, some classics and 

Strava Art lockdown entertainment

Strava Art lockdown entertainment

We’ve all been in lockdown for what feels like an eternity now. I’m bored, the kids are fractious, and I’m not doing anywhere near the amount of riding that I set out to do this year. After seeing a Strava route posted on Common Lane’s