Five cycling experts share their favourite routes in the UK

Cycling is a great way to get out and explore, but if you’re tired of riding along the same well-worn paths, here’s some inspiration from five adventurous cyclists.

Meet the adventurer: Team GB’s Shauna Coxsey on the UK’s top climbing spots

Ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games taking place this summer, we speak to Shauna Coxsey, Britain’s most successful competitive climber, about the UK’s best climbing spots, how she trains and what’s next for her after the Games.

From my city to yours: capoeira master Gilberto da Silva on the beaches and beats of Salvador, Brazil

Among those most affected by the of loss of tourism to Salvador are its capoeira masters, who share their heritage with travellers through performances and classes. One of the city’s foremost capoeiristas shares the highlights of the city he loves.

Japan: Sumo in the spotlight

With the Rugby World Cup approaching, we turn to focus on Japan’s most sacred sporting contest.

The Cotswolds: The Olimpick Games

I’m about to make my Olimpick debut. It’s gone 8pm, and I’m on a hill in the Cotswolds. A dozen of us are milling around in running shorts on the edge of what’s being termed the main arena, a level(ish) patch of land with giddying views over the Vale of Evesham

The athlete: Mo Farah interview

The Somali-born British track and field star Mohamed ‘Mo’ Farah became a 2012 Olympics hero after winning two golds and delighting viewers and spectators with his trademark ‘Mobot’ pose. There’s nothing stopping him now as he travels the world, from Barbados to Oregon, to train and compete

Jordan: Cycling through the desert

My wheels aren’t the only thing digging deep as they sink into the soft ochre sand with every pedal revolution

Homage to Catalonia

Culture buffs will lose their hearts on a bike tour of Catalonia — a rugged, pine-scented coastal region that Salvador Dalí called home. Far beyond the hubs of mass tourism this two-wheeled trip reveals hill-top towns, wild beaches and the training paths of Lance Armstrong

Game on: See the Rugby World Cup at Setouchi's Kobe Misaki stadium

The Rugby World Cup will touch down in Japan next year, with thousands flocking to see 'the game they play in heaven'. Yvette Caster finds out more

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