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How Bikepacking Compares to Backpacking​

<i>Flat pedals win medals</i> is what I’m chanting in my head as I rocket down a dirt Forest Service road in the mountains outside Asheville, North Carolina. My tires are bucking far more than I’m comfortable with. My wrists are on fire from squeezing the brake levers. While I fight to stay in control, …

Tens of thousands of young people affected by homelessness, data shows

Figures obtained by Lib Dems from 234 councils show almost 45,000 people aged 18-24 have come forward in past year for help with homelessness<p>Councils across England, Scotland and Wales have released statistics that show tens of thousands of young people have come forward to say they are either …

Homelessness

8 Summer Books To Keep You Laughing

Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here.<p><b>Eat Only When You’re Hungry</b> by Lindsay Hunter<p>“A savage tale of parenthood and squandered hope from an author whose unsparing eye never ceases to subvert the mundane.” A man goes in search of his addict son only to end up lost in his …

Books

Frog 62 hybrid kids’ bike review: fast enough to scare the ducks away

If you want a bike that will inspire a child to cycle, this could be it<p>It is a scenario many cyclists imagine as they gaze at their newborn baby: the day they can start going for bike rides with junior. Not for their child a PlayStation 4 or Snapchat: their offspring will be turning the cranks with …

Kids

Strala Yoga Founder Tara Stiles Talks Yoga for Cyclists

Tara Stiles is a big personality in the yoga world, but she’s not like most yoga teachers. She’s practicality meets spirituality, wrapped up in an infectiously fun package that will make even the most hardened-against-yoga cyclists consider starting a daily practice. We caught up with her after a …

New findings about dinosaurs go against 130 years of science

The dinosaur family tree may need to be radically rewritten — and even uprooted and replanted elsewhere, a new analysis of about 75 different species shows.<p>The findings, published in the journal Nature, hint that dinosaurs may have originated in the northern hemisphere rather than the southern, and …

10 Cocktails Every Man Should Know How to Make

From the classics to new twists by renowned mixologists, these libations will kick your weekend off right<p>March 24th is National Cocktail Day, so we've put together a list of cocktails you need to try out. Think cocktails aren't macho? Nothing is more manly than a guy who knows his drinks. These are …

Scotland cannot afford to ignore its deficit | Letters

Like George Monbiot (Opinion, 15 March), I was distressed when the leave vote was announced last June. His understanding of Scotland is, however, defective. Perhaps he is unaware that Scotland now has the highest deficit of all the OECD countries. If an iScotland applied to join the EU and was …

This 10-Minute Z-Press Challenge Will Shred Your Abs

The overlooked Z-Press adds muscle to your upper body and core<p>The Z-Press is one of the most effective yet overlooked upper body exercises.<p>It’s simple: an overhead barbell press done sitting on the floor.<p>By taking your lower body out of the equation, you’re forced to rely on your upper body and …

This Technology Makes Riding a Bike Indoors a Lot Less Awful

For decades, cyclists hoping to stay fit through the winter have been presented with the same choice: bundle up and brave the elements or resign …

James May: “Most cyclists are just people riding bikes. And they’re a bit hopeless.”

<i>This article was originally published on DRIVETRIBE.com, a new motoring website and content platform from Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James</i> …

Politicians have got what they wanted: more UK workers in poverty than ever before

Tories and Labour decided that inequality was a price worth paying for growth. When employment is not a way out of poverty, what is?<p>I would rather not think about poverty while I am being presented with gift guides in which the smallest “stocking filler” is £15: it may well be a tad unfestive. The …

Specialized Diverge Review: Asphalt Revisited.

After a few months with the Specialized Diverge – both full throttle down desert blacktop and along meandering New Mexican dirt roads – we find out …

My year of no spending: I've been on one of the best holidays ever

I spent six days cycling around the Norfolk coast with my husband. It was such a change from my usual trips, where I’d get on a flight to drink beer in another city<p>In the past nine months my bicycle has become my most important possession, taking me to work but also enabling me to get away from …

Irishman spends a year cycling from New Zealand to Ireland

Daniel Ross arrives in Queenstown at the start of his bike journey.<p>Twenty-four countries, three continents. One man and his bike, named after his …

The Beatles – Rank The Albums

How can you rank the output of the world’s greatest band? You can’t, and you perhaps shouldn’t, and it will change every time you consider it, but …

‘Revolver’: 50 Years On

I can remember precisely where I was the first time I heard the opening bars of ‘Taxman’, I was playing table tennis at my friend’s house and his …

Lachlan Morton: Pro Cycling's Unconventional Adventure Rider

<i>Editor's Note: This article first published in the July 2016 print edition of</i> Bicycling. <i>For more stories like it, you can subscribe here.</i><p><b>The bird flapped once,</b> then twice, then leapt into the air from the road. But it took too long to gain lift and the SUV, with bikes atop its roof, was coming too …

Man Booker prize 2016: the longlist – in pictures

Dominated by UK and US authors, this year’s longlist sees five debut novels take on two-time winner JM Coetzee, as well as Deborah Levy and AL Kennedy. The shortlist will be announced on 13 September, with a winner named on 25 October

Man Booker Prize

Big Bike, Little Person: Touring on the 29+ platform.

Ok, so Nancy is 5’5”. So not so little. But the bike, shod as it is with 29+ tires, is certainly big. So how did the two get on? Read on to find out… …

Knog kickstarts a fresh take on the humble bike bell with the Oi

Knog just launched a Kickstarter campaign for their new low-profile Oi handlebar bell, and less than a full day in and they’ve already blown past …

Mountain Biking

Autumn Adventure in the South Island, NZ - Part Two, Welcome Rock

We were in the van about to head over the hill to our next destination after a hectic day of shooting with the boys up Mt Burke in super strong winds …

Bikase SuperBand lets you strap anything anywhere on your bike

Ever wish you could put that one special item somewhere in easy reach but know there’s no way someone makes a mount for that? Well, now they do.<p>The …

England

Autumn Adventure in the South Island, NZ - Part One

The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting colder, and the fall colours (or autumn as we say here in New Zealand) are everywhere you look. …

Horse for the Course: Raleigh Roker Race for the Dirty Reiver

Sitting down for a steak dinner and the third pint of beer the evening of the Dirty Reiver, my friend and I agreed that it was the hardest thing we’d …

100 books to change your life

We all have memories of books that have ignited our imaginations but is there one special book that has changed your life?<p>That's the premise behind a fascinating new collection of essays featuring contributions from writers, politicians and actors, who discuss the book that holds a special place in …

15 New Books to Read If You Love 'The Girl on the Train'

50 Books Every Modern Teenager Should Read

With all the recent discussion about <i>To Kill a Mockingbird</i>, I was inspired to re-read the #2 Most Classic Novel for Teenagers (#1 is <i>The Catcher in the</i> …