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London’s Cycle Superhighways

London’s Cycle Superhighways

Regular readers of this blog will know I’m not a fan of cities. As Toby, the steam tram from Thomas the Tank Engine nobly puts it, ‘I prefer the peace and quiet of the countryside’. When I do need to head towards the sights and sounds and shapes of the cities, I always try to turn it into an adventure. Shifting the focus of the trip from work and soulless offices to discovery and excitement. I’ve written before about ditching…

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Hot Weather Commuting

Hot Weather Commuting

With today set to be another scorcher, what better time to kick start a new habit and inject some adventure into your commute? Who wants to be sitting on a bus or stuck in traffic in weather like this? Dust off your bike or a pair of trainers and get yourself to the office under your own steam. Funnily enough, one of the most common concerns I hear about a more active commute isn’t the traffic, or lack of fitness…

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Walk to Work Day

Walk to Work Day

This Friday (5th April) is Walk to Work Day. What better excuse to kick start a new habit and swap trains for trainers? The health benefits (both physical and mental) of regular exercise are well documented but most of us feel we don’t have the time to make it a regular part of our lives. By using a trigger like your commute to work, it doesn’t feel like exercise – you are simply doing it to get to work. Cycling,…

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My Dirty Little Secret

My Dirty Little Secret

I’ve been talking to my professional friends about how they use the outdoors to achieve some much-needed balance in their working lives. My good friend Dave is a busy director of a successful company and has kindly shared his story. I hope it gives you some inspiration to do something similar! At the start of this New Year, can I let you into my dirty little secret? It is always invigorating… it is invariably stimulating… and quite often it involves getting…

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Urban Adventure

Urban Adventure

As a general rule, I don’t like cities. The frenetic pace of life instantly makes me anxious and the only time I relax is when I’m on the train out of there. I do occasionally need to visit London for work and it’s not something I particularly look forward to. People look stressed and unhappy, the pollution is terrible and everyone is in a rush. I have no idea what an Oyster card is and a bottle of water costs…

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Commuting

Commuting

For many people, commuting is the worst part of their day. Unreliable trains, heavy traffic, the British weather – all these can increase stress levels and put us in the worst of moods before the working day has even begun. There is, however, a secret movement out there. A group of people who arrive at work with a smile on their faces. For this group, the commute is an adventure – something to look forward to and, even better, something you get to…

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