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Anyone who can ride a bike on the road can ride on a trail – right?  Introducing Bike Skills Coaching days help you improve and hone those off road, gravel, mountain bike or cyclo-cross riding skills. Look in any park and you'll see loads of people happily riding around the place. Surely, you don’t need coaching for off-road riding, it's the same as riding on a road but with more bumpy bits, isn't it? Almost, in my park, everyone is having a lovely time because all the trails are nice and smooth, add in some nasties, technical trail features or TTFs in the jargon, aka, rocks, gullies, gravel and roots and it all changes. Agree, most people can tackle these TTFs at a low level (as on our Green and Blue rides) but it isn’t much fun when these obstacles get a bit more obstacley, for the uninitiated riding becomes slow, difficult,

Wild About Argyll has teamed up with Bikepacking Scotland and Calmac Ferries to promote a series of car-free walking and cycling adventures for various abilities, starting at Dunoon Pier and Benmore Botanic Gardens.Dunoon is the jewel in the Firth of Clyde, very close to Scotland’s biggest city Glasgow. Situated on the Cowal Peninsula, the seaside resort is a gateway to the great outdoors, with an abundance of walking and cycling adventures accessible easily by public transport from the ferry pier.Local businesses are embracing the opportunities the great outdoors offer, like Jon Smith from the St Ives Guesthouse explains:‘Ìf you love the great outdoors, if you love friendly people, this is a place to come. We have got everything: Forests, mountain bike trails, boating, fishing, botanical gardens; nature at its finest.’The Rail and Sail Ticket, a joint offer from CalMac Ferries and ScotRail, makes travelling on public transport simple and encourages

Only for our Club Members and extra 5% discount on your Policy at Checkout - with the following coupon code 'GRAVEL'      Whether you’re a dedicated roadie, a weekend warrior, a super commuter or if MTB is more your style, it’s worth protecting your ride to give you peace of mind and protection should the worst happen. Why? It’s a sad fact that bike thieves do exist and also, accidents can happen in the blink of an eye. Whether it’s that pothole you didn’t anticipate, someone on the club ride taking a crash upfront or something as simple as your carbon bike taking a stumble in a cluttered garage. It stands to reason that you want to make sure that what you’ve spent your hard-earned cash on is protected, so why not do so with a policy that is simple, brilliant, comprehensive AND that has been carefully created by a bunch of cycle enthusiasts who