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#GetOutside in April: active travel to work

On April 8, 2019, Posted by , In #GetOutside,Cycling, With No Comments

It’s spring (even though some days it still feels like winter), so now might be the time to dust off the bike and start breathing in some of that warm(ish) air. Active travel is one of the best ways to shoehorn the outdoors into your daily routine. Benefits of active travel:…

#GetOutside in March: go for a run

On March 9, 2019, Posted by , In #GetOutside,Running, With 1 Comment

I never used to understand running. Why would you put yourself through sweaty, painful, injury-inducing exercise that was slow and boring? Give me a bicycle any day. But then I signed up for an Ironman triathlon, and was forced to learn to run (a marathon of all things – having…

#GetOutside in February: have a lunch hour adventure

On February 1, 2019, Posted by , In #GetOutside, With No Comments

The lunch hour: that sacred 60 minutes in the middle of the day when you’re not required to work. It is so tempting to eat a sandwich at your desk and crack on through with that endless list of emails (I know, I have done it), but instead, could you…

The draw of Ventoux

On January 8, 2019, Posted by , In #GetOutside,Cycling,Pedal Power, With 5 Comments

Mont Ventoux looms large on any horizon, especially mine: in eight months’ time I’ll be riding across France to make my own pilgrimage to the giant, and ride its three ascents in a single day. I’m imagining seven glorious days of cycling, warm autumn evenings, sunshine on the air, then…

#GetOutside in January: Could you walk 1000 miles?

On January 7, 2019, Posted by , In #GetOutside,Slow travel,Walking, With No Comments

If every day of 2019 you were to walk just 2.74 miles, by the end of the year you would have hit 1000. Could you? Would you? Should you? Walking is a form of exploration that came late to me – I always assumed it would be too slow, too boring,…

#GetOutside in 2019

On January 5, 2019, Posted by , In #GetOutside,Cycling,Slow travel,Walking, With No Comments

It’s my pleasure to be a #GetOutside champion for Ordnance Survey for a second year. #GetOutside was launched by Ordnance Survey a few years ago to promote the benefits of spending time outdoors; in a time of increasingly sedentary lifestyles, mental health issues, pollution from transport and a growing burden…