Adventure

Kayaking through the world’s largest archipelago, FT How To Spend It

Blisters, muscle fatigue, never-ending daylight – and sleep deprivation: Fergus Scholes tackles an 18-hour odyssey through the world’s largest archipelago in Finland. Northerly latitudes and vast swathes of untouched wilderness make summertime in Finland a 24/7 haven for lovers of the outdoors. Often overlooked in favour of neighbours Sweden and Norway, Finland, in fact, holds its own on just about […]

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Running tours of Cambodia’s ancient temples, The FT How To Spend It

The ancient temple complexes around Siem Reap are spread over miles of dense jungle, and rarely explored solely on foot. Fergus Scholes does just that – at speed. Run to see the world: it’s a mantra I’ve lived by for some years now. Marathons in cities, across deserts, over mountain ranges and along coastlines have been some of the most fulfilling experiences of my […]

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9 Summer Running Tips, The Independent

Nothing quite beats summer running; clear blue skies, warm temperatures, long days, and hedgerows abundant with wildlife and flowers. The psychological benefits of running are even more heightened when the weather and our surroundings make us feel so good. But when the mercury starts edging higher, it’s important not to get too hot-headed and to hit […]

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Canyon running and via ferrata in Oman, The FT How To Spend It

The jagged cliffs of the remote Al Hajar range dare Fergus Scholes to accept a vertigo-inducing via ferrata challenge and a gruelling 30km canyon run. The Al Hajar range, about 50km inland from the Gulf of Oman, couldn’t be further from the glitz of the cities synonymous with the Middle East. These remote mountains are Oman’s majestic calling card, with vast […]

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10 Best Cycling Shorts, The Evening Standard

Cycling shorts are skin-tight, and intended to improve comfort and efficiency. The natural evolution of this is the ‘bib’ short. These are cut higher than a traditional cycling short ensuring there is no gap between your jersey and shorts, and they also feature integral suspenders/straps to keep them in place (rather than an elasticated waistband, which […]

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10 Best cycling helmets, The Evening Standard

A helmet is a necessity for any cyclist. Designed to protect your head in the worst case scenario, all bike helmets sold by reputable retailers will comply with a recognised safety standard to help keep you safe. Read original article.

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Rowing 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean

In December 2013, myself and three friends stepped aboard a 29ft boat to row an ocean. We pushed off from the Canary Islands in early December, and almost immediately found ourselves in a huge storm getting pushed back towards land. After 3 days of being couped up in a tiny cabin, we resumed progress and […]

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13 Adventure trips you need to take this summer, Redbull

Now the good times are back, it’s high time you planned a life-affirming adventure getaway. Start with one of these epic trips… Sharpening your elbows to bag the best sun lounger around the pool at some all-inclusive hotel really won’t cut it anymore. Holidays are now all about maxing your valuable time and exploring as […]

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10 Best running nutrition products, The Independent

If you’re running for over an hour, refuelling during your event is a necessity. “Our bodies can only store a certain amount of glycogen,” says sports nutritionist Liam Holmes. “You will need to provide this fuel in order to maximise your performance.”  Enter the world of energy drinks, gels, chews, bars and snacks, all sources of carbohydrate. Used in […]

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10 Best budget road bikes

If you’re looking to enjoy the open road on a bike that isn’t going to break the bank, there are plenty of great options for under £1,000 out there that will give you a very good ride. When deciding which bike is best for you, first up and most importantly, carefully consider what material the […]

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