Video: Bikepacking the South Downs Way in England

Some bike routes are beautiful and others hold cultural significance. But the the South Downs Way in England has a little bit of both. This natural trail has been around for centuries, although it hasn’t always been open for cycling. Now, the 100-mile route—which features 3500 meters (11,482 ft) of climbing—has become a popular bikepacking … Read more

French Inventor to Attempt English Channel Crossing on a Hoverboard

This week marks the 110th anniversary of the first airplane flight between the U.K. and France. To celebrate this auspicious occasion, a French inventor and daredevil will attempt to replicate that same journey using a hoverboard instead. On Thursday, Franky Zapata will set out Sangatte and head towards St. Margaret’s Bay on a Flyboard Air, … Read more

The Last Overland Recreates Iconic 1955 Land Rover Expedition

Back in 1955, a team of adventurers set out on what would become one of the most iconic journeys of the 20th century. The Oxford & Cambridge Far Eastern Expedition sent the group –– which was made up of Antony Barrington Brown, Adrian Cowell, Patrick Murphy, Nigel Newbery, Henry Nott, and Tim Slessor –– on … Read more

Endurance Athletes Becomes First to Swim Completely Around Great Britain

This past weekend a British endurance athlete completed his attempt to swim completely around his home country. The journey, which covered more than 1790 miles (2880 km) took 157 days to complete, as triathlete, strongman, and all-around inspiration Ross Edgley wrote his name in the record book by becoming the first person to circumnavigate Great … Read more