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This International Women’s Day we thought we’d celebrate some amazing and inspirational women in cycling. Here they are, in no particular order ;-) Big up.

Dervla Murphy

Dervla Murphy is a legend in the world of cycle. A strong independent woman she set out in the 1960 c...

We visit a wide range of eco villages, sustainability centres and intentional communities on our pedal powered adventures across Europe. Here are a few of our favourites, in no particular order.

1. Findhorn (Scotland)

One of the largest eco-villages in Europe, Findhorn g...

Hello you wonderful bunch,

We’ve got lots of exciting things to share with you all. After sifting through all the feedback forms and mentally replaying hours of discussions with many of you on the road, we’ve come up with a some new developments to really improve our to...

  1. Taking on such a physical challenge is empowering. It’s an amazing thing to use your actual legs and a pair of wheels to get from the tip to the nip of the UK. You’ll get fit and healthy, filling your lungs with fresh air, feeling your legs grow steelier everyday,...

We were stuck in Istanbul. The Arab Spring had truly sprung, Syria was in turmoil and all ferries to Egypt were cancelled, barring our route south. That was the end of our Camden to Cape Town charity cycle adventure, it was time to wave goodbye to the dreams of hippos,...



So 6 weeks to go until we embark on our Lands End to John O’Groats End to End cycle – time to get a training plan in place if you haven’t already got one. In this blog we’ll go through how to create a bespoke training plan and counter limiting beliefs to create a min...

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