WIN entry for you and your team to this years Mountain Mayhem and a Calibre Two.Two to keep
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.
GO Outdoors staff lead by example in new TV ad campaign
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
GO Outdoors cycle buyer Mike gives his
tips to survive Mountain Mayhem
In 2015 GO Outdoors sponsors one of our favourite events in the cycling calendar – Mountain Mayhem. This 24 hour mountain biking event isn’t for the faint hearted, but never fear because GO Outdoors cycle buyer and Mountain Mayhem veteran Mike is on hand to offer some advice from experience.
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
Posted in Camping, GO Outdoors, Outdoor Clothing
Tagged berghaus, craghoppers, hi gear, mammut, montane, outwell, paramo, rab, regatta, top 10 outdoor brands, vango
50 fantastic days out in the first of the UK’s National Parks
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.
Posted in Camping, Climbing, Cycling, GO Outdoors, Horse Riding, National Parks, Running, Travel, Walking
Tagged 50 reasons to visit peak district, national parks, peak district, peak district activities, things to do peak district
Camping frustration lowers by up to 40%
New research shows that tensions among family campers are finally being eased, due to the innovation of inflatable tents. The ability to pitch in minutes is said to be giving couples less time to argue about the instructions, and more time to relax.
Our pick of the best outdoor docs currently on Netflix UK
I know, I know it seems strange that we would recommend that you stay indoors, it even goes against our name, but some nights or weekends you simply want to sit back and relax with some TV. I’ve compiled a list of some of my favourite outdoor documentaries that are currently (time of writing) on the popular on-demand service, Netflix.
Posted in Climbing, Cycling, Fishing, Outdoor Clothing, Skiing, Travel, Walking
Tagged best on netflix, netflix top 10, outdoor documentaries, top documentaries on netflix, travel documentaries
Join the two-wheels revolution
Cycling has boomed in the UK since the Olympics in 2012 and the Tour de France in 2014. More and more we customers approaching us about what you really need to get started with cycling, whether that be as a hobby or as a cheaper commuting alternative.
We’ve compiled a list featuring some of the basics to consider.
Garmin release a watch to keep up with your active lifestyle.
Wearable technology is on the rise, with most smartphone companies now developing ‘smart watches’ once reserved for the likes of James Bond.
Garmin’s Fenix 3 is one of the most comprehensive pieces of outdoor kit we’ve seen. A combination of cutting edge GPS navigation, fitness training features for a multitude of hobbies and a stylish time piece, this really is THE gadget for the outdoor enthusiast.
Posted in Climbing, Cycling, Running, Walking
Tagged altimeter, fenix 3, garmin, garmin fenix, garmin gps, gps watch, heart rate monitor, wearable tech
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.