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How can you get fit without the costly gym membership?
January comes with a torrent of celebrity-endorsed fitness DVD’s and all the local Gym’s telling you that it’s a new year and a new you (for their small sign up fee). While gyms are great for fitness, there are also plenty of ways to keep fit outdoors, and the scenery is a little nicer too.
Here we take a look at the best ways to lose a few pounds through 2018:
A Guide to Mountain Biking at Cannock Chase
The West Midlands is full of woodland and countryside presenting the ideal opportunity to get out and about on two feet or two wheels. If you’re the kind of person who enjoys getting out on your bike at any opportunity, getting the adrenaline pumping and experiencing all kinds of different tracks and trails then mountain biking on Cannock Chase in Staffordshire is definitely for you.
This area of the West Midlands has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty but it’s not just comprised of rolling countryside, wildlife and woodland – it’s an outstanding place to test your mountain biking skills to the limit, or to give it a try for the first time.
We head for the hills with the experts at coolcamping.com as they give their pick of the UK’s best mountain campsites
The views, the walks, the fresh alpine air; there’s something undeniably special about camping in the mountains. Whether it’s pitching at the foot of Ben Nevis or finding a riverside spot in the heart of Snowdonia, there are few places we’d rather be than in amongst Britain’s mighty mountains. To get us inspired, we’ve asked the experts at coolcamping.com for their recommendations of the perfect places to pitch in 2018. So, when it comes to pitching your tent or parking up your campervan next year, you’ll know exactly where to go… Read more
Ideal gifts for a family of cyclists
Cycling is one of the most fun ways to get the whole family outdoor and active. If you’re planning to cycle more in 2018, we’ve pulled together some ideal gifts for the family that likes to get out on their bikes.
A guide to mountain biking in Swinley Forest
Just an hour outside of London, you’ll find Swinley Forest trail centre in Bracknell, Surrey. One of the best trail centres in the south of England, Swinley Forest offers fast, flowing trails that are ideal in all weathers.
If you’re looking for a bike this Christmas, you may be wondering where to start. It’s not always easy to choose the right one when there are so many styles on offer. So which one should you pick?
When choosing a new bike or picking one for someone else, you need to have a think about what the rider will want to achieve, and where the bike might be ridden.
Let’s take a look at the different styles we have on offer here at ‘GO’.
GO HQ Raises Funds for BBC Children in Need
This year GO Outdoors has committed to being an official retailer of the BBC Children in Need Official Ramble Hat as well as doing all we can to help raise vital funds for those that need it the most. There are plenty of fundraising activities going on across office and stores in the buildup to Children in Need night, including a 923 mile stationary bike challenge at GO HQ.
Packed away your tent for the year? The experts at coolcamping.com share the cosiest UK glamping sites to help you get outdoors in winter.
The clocks have changed, the temperatures have dropped and the last of the autumn leaves are beginning to fall from the trees. And, as much as we love the outdoors (the clue’s in the name), even we’re willing to accept that camping under the stars during November isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. But parting with your tent until 2018 need not spell the end of your outdoor fun, especially when the UK now boasts pods, shepherd’s huts and cosy Mongolian yurts you can sleep in. So we’ve been in touch with the experts from coolcamping.com for their pick of the very best winter glamping sites perfect for an active break…
A guide to mountain biking in Llandegla
While it’s only a small village in the Welsh county of Denbighshire, Llandegla is packed full of great mountain bike trails that attract riders from all over the United Kingdom. Just 20 minutes away from the city of Chester, Llandegla offers something for riders of all ages and abilities along with playing host to a number of exhilarating downhill events throughout the year.
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.
A guide to mountain biking in Forest of Dean
As one of the UK’s most picturesque and rural locations, the Forest of Dean is a haven for walkers and cyclists alike. With rolling hills and picturesque countryside all around the Forest is the oldest oak forest in the country and features a number of great mountain bike trails and events catering to riders of all abilities and ages.
Like a Boss – Introducing the 2017 Calibre Bossnut
In 2015 Calibre made waves on the mountain bike market with the unveiling of the Bossnut mountain bike, the crown jewel in a range that was starting to receive all the right kind of looks from the two wheeled community. The Calibre Bossnut would go on to change what people thought a £1000 mountain bike could be, it won ‘Bike of the Year’ 2015 from MBR magazine and came runner up in 2016 also, as well as a string of great reviews from other established mountain bike press.
It’d be easy to sit back on the early success of the Bossnut, but the Calibre team went back to the workshop with one thing on their mind; ‘Can we make this even better?’
Meet the new Boss
A recap of our favourite photos from #ScrapbookOutdoors Week 12
Inspired by National Day of Forests, we urged you all to get out among the trees this week. This week’s theme was looking at forests, woodland and trees and there were so many fantastic, stunning, and dramatic photos to choose from, but here are some of our favourites: Read more
80 of the best Endurance Events around the UK to take part in this year
Do you like to push yourself to the limit? We’ve put together a perfect list just for you. Here you’ll find over 80 gruelling, challenging and even muddy events for you to throw yourself into in 2017. Why not test yourself and smash your goals this year?
A recap of our favourite photos from #ScrapbookOutdoors Week 1
The first week is in the bag, at the start of January we challenged you to join our 2017 photography project called #ScrapbookOutdoors, and so many of you got involved. The week 1 theme was ‘Blow away the cobwebs’ to shake off the last of 2016 and start 2017 afresh. Here are our favourite photos from the GO Outdoors social community:
Fun for all the family in Cairngorms National Park
Camping and holidaying as a family is the ideal opportunity for you to try out new things and to see the kind of things you wouldn’t normally see if you were at home. By holidaying in the Cairngorms, there are all kinds of activities, sights and things try out; and here are just a few:
Looking for fun new activities in the New Forest? Here’s 10 to try
A visit to New Forest is all about getting outdoors and enjoying the countryside, but that doesn’t mean you have to stick to walking and cycling! There are an abundance of activities you and your family can try in the area, so why not give one of our top 10 ‘try something new’ suggestions a go?
Get outdoors for a good cause
We’re always looking for new and fun ways to get outside to explore the great outdoors. So we’ve teamed up with Macmillan Cancer Support to bring you the best of the charity’s outdoor events for 2016/17 – so you can set yourself a new challenge and do your bit for charity at the same time! From walking and running to overseas treks, cycling, swimming and triathlons, there’s something to suit all tastes and abilities.
It might not feel like spring when you’re de-icing your car windscreen on a grey and chilly morning, but it’s safe to say in mid-March those first signs of spring are beginning to show.
Whether the cold and wet weather over winter has kept you off your bike or not, the arrival of spring brings with it the excitement of longer days (or at least daylight) fast approaching – meaning more time to get those legs spinning.
So for those of us who haven’t quite managed to get back riding yet, here’s some top tips to get in the saddle and get out there!
We celebrate some fantastic outdoor locations in Wales
March 1st is St David’s Day, so we asked GO members of staff for their favourite places in Wales to celebrate the rich outdoor landscape. We cover off beaches, walks, mountain bike trails and more. Read more