The plan was simple: buy a Trek 920 and then cycle from Vancouver to Dawson City via Jasper and Whitehorse. It would be a minimum of 2,000 miles, but I had four months to do it in, which seemed like plenty of time. even for a 50-year-old like me. ScoutingContinue Reading

A once mighty pioneering force in the automotive world, Lancia now languishes in the bottom left “low-low” quadrant of Fiat Chrysler’s Boston Matrix awaiting an uncertain future. Stewart Longhurst takes a look at the marque’s history and visits Thornley Kelham, a modern business that is keeping Lancia alive with theirContinue Reading

I’ve been a professional photographer since the early 1980s, so using ‘older style’ cameras such as my Leica digital rangefinder is second nature to me, and while I love the results I get, I do understand why the modern day snapper might find the need to set the focus manuallyContinue Reading

Orvis UK and Hunter Gather Cook have partnered to launch the ultimate outdoor experience package: a day of fly fishing, foraging and cooking, ending in a freshly cooked meal that celebrates the best of British wild food. The package was launched on the 9th of April with a special dayContinue Reading

In the first of his regular columns, Matt Pym, CALIBRE’s resident wine expert, takes a look at the latest wines to come out of the Bordeaux region – and throws in a little investment and buying advice, too… What better place to start my regular musings on all things alcoholicContinue Reading

I climbed all four hundred and forty-six 2,000ft mountains in England and Wales in just six months – the fastest-ever time. Solo and unsupported, I walked over 1,000 miles, ascended five times the height of Everest and slept wild under the stars over 25 times. And I did it allContinue Reading

Goodwood is synonymous with horse racing, historic motorsport and a summertime motoring festival but does its reputation for exclusivity and privilege extend beyond its flagship events?  Looking for a birthday weekend away with his wife, Stewart Longhurst decided to find out. If you’re seeking weekend destinations steeped in automotive culture,Continue Reading

I have always been a keen cyclist. Never the fastest, never the slowest, I enjoy it for what it is: Self-propelled travelling, time to be social and to see the world around you. Yes, I ventured into the world of Lycra, of bright colours, figure-hugging garments, and feeling like youContinue Reading

In the first of a series on Leica rangefinder cameras, renowned photographer Mark Fairhurst explains why he loves using them. I have been a professional photographer since the late 1970s, producing work for clients such as Dunhill, Wilkinson Sword, and BMW to name but a few. The formats I usedContinue Reading