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GOOD TIMES in Yorkshire (on a bike)

This week’s blog post comes to you from our adventure loving, Lycra wearing, creator of all things pretty on the Joe Browns site Ben. Take it away Ben…


I’m loving the road bike at the moment, even though it’s freezing and wet outdoors.


So Sunday was a good day, kit on, including the new Magic Rock Brewery Jersey (a combination of two of my passions, beer and bikes) helmet and out on the bike.


We set off from Yeadon, heading down into Otley taking in the views of the valley, then through the back roads of Askwith (a beautiful little village on route to Ilkley).




Taking in an essential coffee stop at the Commute Coffee Shop in Ilkley.



A Mecca for cyclists, and my favourite biking café to stop at, amazing staff, awesome coffee & cakes and some really cool biking gear.


After taking in a coffee and cake we headed back out of Ilkley towards Yeadon.



It was only 20 miles but feels amazing getting out in the rolling hills with the fresh air.



It’s the perfect way to clear the mind, plus apart from driving when are you going to take in 20 miles of countryside?


Bring on the weekend, sunshine, Cycling Sportive, running events and an Olympic distance triathlon.


See you guys out on the road, obviously. Lol.



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Euros 2016: What to do if you’re not a footie fan

Prefer rugby, tennis or races? Or none of the above?

Take advantage of some ‘me’ time while everyone else is crowded round the telly indoors and try something you’ve not done before.

Here’s some of our ideas to get you going…


  1. Go to a free music festival.
  2. Do a walking tour of your city.
  3. Pick strawberries.
  4. Go stargazing on a warm Summer night.
  5. Pick wildflowers.
  6. Take a road trip to the nearest beach or lake.
  7. Ride a bike.
  8. Go canoeing.
  9. Practice yoga in a park.
  10. Visit relatives.
  11. Throw a BBQ for friends who also don’t like footie.
  12. Take a day hiking trip.
  13. Play minigolf.
  14. Go camping.
  15. Fly a kite.
  16. Visit the library.
  17. Take a walk and listen to a podcast.
  18. Learn how to juggle.
  19. Pack a picnic.
  20. Join a recreational sports team.
  21. Go fishing.
  22. Visit a free museum.
  23. Take photographs of nature.
  24. Go to the zoo.
  25. Skip rocks at a pond.
  26. Plan your next holiday
  27. Try your hand at sculpting or pottery.
  28. Do some gardening.
  29. Have a water balloon fight.
  30. Play in the sprinkler.
  31. Feed the ducks.
  32. Make tie-dyed t-shirts.
  33. Smack some balls at a driving range.
  34. Make DIY gifts for friends and family.
  35. Tour a brewery.
  36. Go see a Summer movie.
  37. Paint outdoor landscapes.
  38. Make a slip and slide in your garden.
  39. Find fun shapes in the clouds.
  40. Build a sandcastle.
  41. Make an awesome summer playlist.
  42. Go Geocaching
  43. People watch.
  44. Ride a roller coaster.
  45. Collect seashells.
  46. Press flowers to make bookmarks.
  47. Buy ice cream from a truck.
  48. Paint your toenails with bright Summer colors.
  49. Dance in the rain.
  50. Paint your furniture.
  51. Go to the farmers market.
  52. Have an outdoor tea party.
  53. Make wishes in a fountain.


Anymore ideas??

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Our favourite UK adventures

Life is all about exploring, taking life by the horns and doing something new and exciting. We think some of the best adventures can be had here in our beautiful native Britain!


We asked the guys in the office what awesome place in the UK they last visited…



Ben (the king of graphic design)


The other year me and my friend Lee did a hike up Mount Snowdon, it was an amazing day, bright and sunny until we hit the top and we were in the clouds, zero visibility.


From the photo I could have said it was Everest haha!





Emily (PR Pro)

Over Easter me and my boyfriend Pete stayed in a pub at the foot of Helvellyn next to Thirlmere Water in the Lake District. We decided to give the peak a go and it was amazing with incredible views! I’d definitely recommend taking a map though – we got massively lost on the way back and ended up miles away trespassing through a farmer’s field!





Ian ( Wholesale Master) 


I went with my wife to Northumberland last year and we found a gem of a place hidden away called Low Newton By The Sea.


It has a lovely little beach, great pub with a micro brewery attached, lovely village green and beautiful whitewashed cottages





Cahyle (The big cheese when it comes to customer service) 


I went to visit a friend in Northern Ireland at the end of last year, and found loads of decent spots along the coastline. Specifically the Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge. It’s a beautiful coastline and if you catch it on a sunny day, it’s glorious!





Seb (Master of E-Commerce)




My family and I often head to the Yorkshire Dales for a get-away.  It’s the perfect place to forget about it all and recharge the batteries full of breathtaking countryside views (+ an excuse to eat oversized Yorkshire puddings at the local pub).


Where was your last UK adventure??

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