Blog

12 HIKING SAFETY TIPS

Whether you are hiking in the Andes, the Alps, the Himalaya or the Drakensberg, the rules for hiking safely are universal. 1.       NEVER go hiking on your own.  Apart from being a possible mugging victim, should you injure yourself, there is no one to call for help.  You can’t rely on cell phone signal and, […]

Staying Hydrated While Exercising

You’ve bought the expensive running or cycling shoes, the reflective running gear or reflective cycling vest and that highly expensive bike and you are ready to start your road to health.  What many people forget when beginning an exercise programme is the importance of remaining hydrated.  Yes, you may have purchased that fancy hydration system […]

BIKING SAFETY TIPS FOR KIDS

You can talk to your children for hours about keeping safe on the road, whether walking or cycling, but the only way they will learn is in a real traffic environment.  Start teaching them about the dangers of traffic as soon as they are able to walk.  Take your toddler for short walks, insist he […]

BIKE AND BOAT FAMILY HOLIDAYS

Ever thought of combining your passion for cycling,  your love of the water and your need to travel, all in one holiday?  It is the ideal holiday for a family who love to be physically active while seeing a little bit more of the world.  It is a holiday which has something to keep everyone […]

ACTIVITY TRACKERS – A GREAT EXERCISE MOTIVATOR

We have come a long way from the first pedometer designed by Leonardo da Vinci.  What used to be a pager-size device which you attached to your reflective belt or waistband has now become a small discreet device which you forget you are wearing.  Some are so small, you can attach them to your shoe […]

START WALKING AND FEEL GREAT

A lot of us want to be healthier but find the gym intimidating and are not ready to start running marathons or taking part in cycle races.  Walking is a wonderful way to improve your health and has the added benefits of little or no start up costs and getting outdoors and perhaps walking with […]

CYCLING WITH CHILDREN – START THEM YOUNG

Cycling with your children can be a great joy. Don’t wait until your child is old enough to ride a bike before you introduce them to your passion for cycling, fit a child bike seat or bike trailer to your bike and off you go.  As long as your child is over one year old […]

Best Reflective Gear to Use for a Runner

Reflective running gear in action If you are a road runner, be it a mum who runs twice a week to keep in shape, a club runner, or a serious athlete, being seen when you are on the roadway is something to be taken exceptionally seriously. Putting on high visibility clothing throughout daylight hours and […]