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Behind the scenes: Katy Parkes’ Studio

In Interviews, London by Claire

It’s been six months since I talked to Katy Parkes‘ about her fledgling rucksack company, Dereks Designs. We met for the first time back in December to talk about the story behind Dereks, creating the designs and how she’d decided to start her own business. One of her comments that …

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Outbound: Japanese forest bathing and adventures closer to home

In Outbound by Claire

Find a bunch of adventures, stories and good nonsense below. In this post, ‘Outbound’, a roundup of links that I put together every two weeks or so, there’s a Japanese name for the feeling of ‘forest bathing’: heading out to the countryside to snag some restorative, healing head zen. How …

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Beyond the Peloton: an all-or-nothing cycling art show

In Interviews, London by Claire

Vincent Kamp has an awesome all-or-nothing attitude. It’s infectious, and it’s not surprising that it pays off in life. When he threw all his energy into the world of bicycle paintings, he found himself displaying at the London Bike Show and launching a Soho exhibition. His passion for the cycling …

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Outbound: get banned from an island, map geekery & build an out-of-this world campervan

In Outbound by Claire

It’s late at night, and I’ve just returned from running a marathon in Copenhagen and wheeling about enjoying their bike life. I’ve pulled together this week’s roundup of adventurey links and love it. They’re such a strange mix, from getting banned on an island to gorgeous skateboarding, or a campervan …

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Outbound: eye candy and brain food

In Outbound by Claire

Chuffed today; I’ve been working on a newsletter. Sign up for a bi-weeky (ish) email that gives you a ride guide, adventure inspiration or interview with someone ace. Now, back to the usual business of pretending to not spend all of Friday afternoon reading these links.

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SPIN London 2015: not your average bike show

In Interviews, London by Claire

SPIN London is a cycling show designed for humans: every kind, even for those not on two wheels. It brings together creative new products, DIY custom creations, indie brands along with the latest high street goodness. Throw in some coffee culture and live bike polo and you’ve got a good …

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