The Outdoor Industry Demands Climate Policy

The European outdoor industry sits in a key position in the fight against climate change As a collective, they are the people who decide what products are made, where they are made, who they are targeted towards and ultimately, the messages and stories that are shared with their immediate and wider communities. Its customer base…

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World Mental Health Day

Life can feel disjointed & derailed at times. Little or big plans, intentions & thoughts, life is full of twists & turns Between you & me, I’ve not been firing on all cylinders since my father past last year. My running & riding has become something I speak of, rather than do. I’ve filled my…

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Ride For Someone – November 2022 Adventure

Ride for Someone In November I’ll be riding 440+ miles or 710 km on my Druid in memory of my father, over a long weekend Over the course of 10 years he drove over 1/4 million miles to see me & my sister, showing me what commitment, endurance & love are I’ll be keeping the…

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Pocket Plogging

Many of us don’t like to run with packs unless they’re necessary for storing kit & when we do, we want things as minimal/stripped back as possible After all, who wants a run with a fridge on their back? Plogging, litterpicking, picking up stuff – where do you store your finds? – bumbag, hand bag…

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Hugo, Callum, Richie & Elton are swimming the English Channel

You may remember many moons ago, words and images were featured on this very website, of men normally found hiding under the waves, about to embark on a human powered effort of magnitude many us can’t imagine, let alone commit to. HMS Oardacious – 4 Submariners set to row the Atlantic Well, they’re at it again.…

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More than words – We need action

More than words This bottle was discovered as seen, between bracken & needles, slowly becoming part of the micro ecosystem, as wrapper begins to curl, inks & dyes loose their clarity, the clear plastic & cap loosing their identity There’s no telling whether this was dropped by accident, on purpose or through naivety I took…

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104 – My #1BagChallenge

104 6.2 miles around the Longslade Trail yesterday with the core team at Woburn Bike Trails, walking the mtb singletrack, inspecting & auditing for future works Gloves & a bag in hand, I was hoping the @trashfreetrails #1bagchallenge would be just that 10 litres was clearly insufficient – a 10 litre dry bag, bagel bag (edible not bikepacking)…

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Trash Free Trails Spring Trail Cleans are GO!!

Calling our #TrashMOB all over the globe, the long awaited Trash Free Trails Spring Trail Cleans are GO! The clocks have changed, longer daylight hours are now here and the weathers more summer* like⁠From the ramblers, hikers & walkers, to the runners, ultra aficionados & multi day madmen, to the shredders, big air fans & freewheelers –…

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POW Mobility Week – Commuting can be more than A 2 B

“Emissions from passenger transport are the main source of CO2 from outdoor sports. To tackle this, Protect Our Winters (POW) Europe hosts a European Mobility Week“ Now, I’m a tad late to the party. In fact, I’m out before it started Protect Our Winters Europe Mobility Week launched on my birthday, however, my girlfriend tested positive for…

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TRASH FREE TRAILS ANNOUNCE SPRING TRAIL CLEAN 2022

Litter (or as we prefer to call it, single-use pollution) can feel overwhelming How often have you stopped at a beauty spot, paused at the side of a trail or just looked down while walking along only to have your enjoyment of the time and place shattered by the sight of crisp packets, plastic bottles…

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