Bike and Ski at the same time! The winter sport of skibiking, or skibobbing as it is also known, has been around since the 1950's. A skibike is quite literally a bike with skis instead of wheels. Most of the other normal features of a bike have also been removed, such as the pedals, chain … Continue reading On yer Skibike!
Winter is upon us now in the UK. There was a frost this morning and there has been snow on some our higher peaks for some time now. Its time to put on lots of layers and maybe get out our winter accessories. You can't beat hiking on a sunny winters day, seeing the snow … Continue reading Abu Dhabi Adventure Challenge
First opened in 1894, Blackpool tower is a 158m high steel structure. Blackpool Tower was modelled on the Eiffel tower, however one of the main differences is that the Eiffel Tower is a free-standing structure and Blackpool Tower is not. This fact presents a large obstacle for anyone who wishes to climb Blackpool Tower without … Continue reading Blackpool Tower Climb!
Bicycle Touring is an exciting, healthy way to spend your free time, either on your own, with friends or even your family! In my previous article An Introduction to Bicyle Touring the main forms of touring were defined. For most Cycle Tours the gear needed will essentially the same, although it will depend upon how … Continue reading Cycle Touring, A Guide To Essential Sleeping Gear
Objective Achieved I take great delight in informing you that both Paul and Martyn successfully completed the Liverpool Triathlon, posting competitive times in the process. Most importantly the “lads” had a thoroughly enjoyable day and can not wait for next year’s event which take place on 27th June 2010. They both enjoyed the tremendous support … Continue reading Congratulations Martyn & Paul
Paul, CheapTents Tin Man With less than a week to go the Liverpool Triathlon there were concerns within the CheapTents.com team on Monday, as to the well being of our veteran competitor and “Ace” (his own words) shop manager Paul. Loud creaking noises were to be heard on the shop floor which staff attributed to … Continue reading Liverpool Triathlon Update
June 21st 2009 sees the first running of the Liverpool Triathlon with around a 1000 competitors expected. The CheapTents.com team have an interest in any such activity, but this is increased when two members of our shop staff (Paul & Martyn) are competing (or turning up!) to race around Liverpool’s Iconic landmarks. The Liverpool Triathlon … Continue reading Liverpool Triathlon 2009
This coming weekend (6 to 10th of June) all the top orienteers will be turning their attention to Salo, Finland, for the 2009 Nordic Orienteering Championships. This event takes place in a different Scandinavian country every year. It is a highly competitive event with technically challenging orienteering races. The event also has races that are … Continue reading Nordic Orienteering Championships 2009
There are many opportunities for mountain biking in Wales. If you're looking for some inspiration, one place to start looking is "mountainbikingWales". This website provides links to 6 purpose built mountain bike centres and 7 mountain bike trail bases, including Coed y Brenin. Forestry Commission Mountain Bike Centres There are five world class, purpose built, … Continue reading Mountain Biking in Wales: Coed y Brenin
Fresh from his victory in the UK Cup competition at the 2009 British Orienteering Championships, British and World Champion Orienteer Graham Gristwood has kindly agreed to an interview with the CheapTents.com outdoor sports blog. Orienteering World Champion! Born in 1984, Graham Gristwood lives in the UK and Sweden. He is a member of the Great … Continue reading Exclusive Interview! Graham Gristwood Professional Orienteer