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Vivi Stories – Dan Casey

'Vivi Stories' is a series of inspiring tales, thoughts, tips and tricks from real people. From running marathons to cycling 500 miles across Europe, find out what drives people to get fit and what experiences have been the best. This time, we ask Dan Casey about how...

How to stay safe while cycle commuting

Cycle commuting can be very dangerous, there is no doubt about that. The rush of cars, motorcyclists, vans, trucks and even other cyclists all fighting for space on the road makes it quite an unfriendly and intimidating atmosphere. But fear not! Once you get into...

How life changed after exercise discovery (AED)

I’m Maria, and at a grand total of 27 years, I believe I can split my life into 2 very distinct parts: before exercise discovery and after exercise discovery. Before exercise discovery Growing up I was always active in a “playing out” kind of way. I would go on bike...

Conquering The Wall – 16 June 2018

A little under a year ago, I hadn’t run properly for a year since doing a PB in the Derby half in June 2016. I was getting a little bit tubby, as I often do between races. I was having a few beers at a family barbecue and decided to do something for my sister’s new...

How to motivate yourself to start cycle commuting

The hardest step by far when trying to form a habit, especially when it involves the commitment that is cycling to work and back, is actually getting started. That is making the first step, getting on the bike and starting to pedal. The first day is absolutely key and...

Why I love cycle commuting to work

Making the decision to start cycling the 12 miles from Bromley to Central London was one of the best I have ever made. 3 months later I couldn’t even imagine stepping onto a dreary, sweaty and miserable train again. It’s just something about being out in the fresh air...

Thoughts running through my mind

James Randall is currently in training for his first ultra marathon, The Wall. This iconic ultra takes runners on a 69-mile route along Hadrian's Wall. James shares thoughts on the mental side of running as the big day approaches. Last time I wrote a blog, I’d just...

A tasty Spanish reminder of the magic of bike touring

Two months ago I moved to Northern Spain, to a small town near Santander, to teach English. The decision was in no small part influenced by the geography of the place. A beautiful coastline hugged by a mountain range is a dreamy playground for the outdoorsy type. It’s...

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