Cycling is an excellent way to get fit, lose weight, live longer, improve mental well-being and sleep quality, save time and widen your social circle – all while being kind to the environment. What are you waiting for? In recent years, road cycling has been moving towards wider tyres asContinue Reading

Looking behind the scenes of the famous stages and theatres in England reveals a fascinating world, says Josh Stephenson. THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE Home to the Royal Ballet and the Royal Opera, the Royal Opera House is now in its third iteration (the prior two buildings having burned down inContinue Reading

Comedian Bill Bailey has been a permanent fixture on our TV screens and stages for the best part of two decades, performing stand-up, presenting documentaries, writing and starring in hit shows and appearing as a regular panelist on some of the nation’s favourite comedy instalments. He spoke to Calibre magazineContinue Reading

I was stuck. Completely and totally and irrevocably stuck, head-first in a bank of snow at the side of the Dempster Highway. All four wheels were spinning uselessly. It was -25°C and early afternoon. It would be dark in just a few hours when the temperature would fall even further.Continue Reading

One of the most traditional of British pursuits, shooting is easy to begin but challenging to master – that’s what makes it addictive. Caroline Roddis has all you need to know to get started. Whether it’s sharing a laugh with friends at a clay ground, gazing through your rifle sightContinue Reading

“This is a city of shifting light, of changing skies, of sudden vistas. A city so beautiful it breaks the heart again and again.” Alexander McCall Smith’s eulogy to Scotland’s most enchanting city still rings true today; Edinburgh is undoubtedly one of the UK’s greatest treasures, always on show, butContinue Reading

After a decade of extraordinary growth, Michael Atkinson explores the recent downturn in classic car values. The Coutts Passion Index tracks the changing values of ‘passion’ assets – assets that reflect the diverse interests of high net worth individuals, such as fine wine, art, watches and jewellery, luxury property andContinue Reading

The adventurer Alastair Humphreys shares his secrets on how to cycle 40,000 miles – and his priorities for success will forever change the way you approach your own adventures… I wanted to see the world. I wanted to do something difficult and exciting. I wanted to escape the meaningless dailyContinue Reading

From casual birdwatching to twilight hunting, Barnaby Dracup has all you need to know for buying a pair of binos. Buying a pair of binoculars might sound straightforward, but when it comes to finding the best binos for your needs, there are a few things to consider. Binoculars come inContinue Reading