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Why I love to ride – Cat Worsey

Cycling group at Cademuir forest

To celebrate National Bike Week 2018 we asked the cyclists of Team FINDRA what it was that they loved the most about riding their bike and where that passion came from. Today we asked Cat, our marketing manager, why she gets out on her bike.   I haven’t been riding as much as I was this time…

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Why I love to ride – Dee Hollingsbee

To celebrate National Bike Week 2018 we asked the cyclists of Team FINDRA what it was that they loved the most about riding their bike and where that passion came from. Today, we asked our cycling mum ambassador Dee why it is she likes to ride her bike…. Its been a busy week since Cat asked…

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FINDRA’s Top 5 UK Mountain Bike Trails

Hitting the trails in FINDRA

Here at FINDRA, we love to ride our bikes. Whether the trails are wild or man-made there are so many tracks crisscrossing the UK all of them bringing their own unique pleasures. We all love our local trails best, they’re ours and we know their corners and climbs and where we need to brake before that tricky…

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Why I love to ride – Alex Feechan

Alex Feechan

To celebrate National Bike Week 2018 we asked the cyclists of Team FINDRA what it was that they loved the most about riding their bike and where that passion came from. First up, we chat to our Founder and CEO, Alex Feechan.   I can still remember to this day where and when I learned…

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The Environmental Impact of the Fashion industry

World Environment Day 2018 is here and there’s a buzz in the air this year, it’s been a busy year and a year that more and more of us are becoming aware of our environmental impact. Our Government are starting to talk more seriously about single-use plastics which can only be a good thing and…

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Wasting no time! Taking the new FINDRA menswear for a ride.

To celebrate the introduction of menswear to the FINDRA range, we invited Tom Hill, writer, photographer and adventurer, to join our team of ambassadors. Wasting no time, Tom took his FINDRA clothing out for a 200 km bike packing weekend ride in the lake district to raise money for cancer charities. Here’s how it went……

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Eating intuitively for activity, great health and the planet

At FINDRA we know that being active and loving being outdoors in nature is a lifestyle choice. We know that feeling great in the outdoors (or anywhere for that matter) isn’t just about what you’re wearing, it’s a whole package including what you eat.   We asked our friends at fitnaturally what advice they can…

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Customer of the Month: Aileen Brand

Customer Aileen Brand

This month we meet Edinburgh lass, Aileen Brand, a cyclist and lover of the outdoors. A fan of FINDRA since our very beginnings, Aileen has taken her FINDRA all over Scotland for both work and play.   First and foremost I love almost anything that gets me outdoors, most people will associate me mainly with…

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5 Reasons we’re excited to welcome the springtime

5 Reasons Were Excited Spring

Spring has arrived and the whole country is happy to welcome it into our lives. Whether you’ve been roasting in the heat waves of the south of the UK or you’re just jubilant to see the daffodils poking their heads up from the ground, so recently covered in snow, we’re here to celebrate spring and…

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FINDRA: Designed with purpose

Picture by Gareth Easton 07752666522 - FINDRA Hat Manufacture Johnstons of Elgin, Hawick

With 3 and a half years of trading under our belt, team FINDRA are preparing to launch our new range of products in April. Alex explains to us the long and length nature of bringing a new product to the market.   Why has it taken so long, you might well ask? Well lots of reason,…

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What’s in your bag for your next Mini Adventure?

Spring is here and time to get out and make the most of the beautiful days and longer evenings. Flowers are blooming and we’re all so happy to have the opportunity to get outside and get active again that we’re already planning where to go and what to take with us. We asked FINDRA ambassador,…

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What to have in your first aid kit

What To Have In Your First Aid Kit

A first aid kit is so often neglected, we all think that it won’t ever happen to us and we risk heading out without one. Most of the time we’re right, it won’t happen to us but we might come across someone else who needs help along the way. What you need in your kit…

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Team FINDRA goes Microadventuring

Microadventures are all about getting outside and fitting the maximum adventure into whatever time you have, squeezing every little bit of fun you can in around your day to day life. To help you get inspired, we asked some of the FINDRA ambassadors what they’d managed to squeeze into their free time.   A 5-To-9 Adventure…

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Mini -Enviro- Adventure to the Isle of Rum

This month at FINDRA we’re celebrating the mini-adventure, grabbing life by the horns and making the most of every moment that we have. Marion Shoote turned a weekend away on the Isle of Rum into both a mini adventure and an environmental win.   The problem of plastic waste is one that has been on…

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How to Find your Mini Adventure

At FINDRA, March is ‘mini adventure’ month, reminding us all that getting out and embracing the weekend, or an evening, cramming in as much exploration as you can in the time you have, is a great way to maximise your time and your happiness. We asked Jenny Tough, FINDRA ambassador as well as micro and mega adventurer, why…

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4 Fantastic Adventure Reads for World Book Day

March 1st is International Book Day. A day for kids to dress up as their favourite book character and celebrate the wondrous world of literature. But, after they’ve gone to bed, you can take some time to celebrate the written word yourself, see where it can take you and enjoy the excitement it can bring.…

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Motivate your Children to get Outside and Adventure

Getting your children outside and enjoying nature is a special experience, but it can be so difficult to motivate them and yourself to get in the park or the wilds to get some fresh air. We asked Bush-craft expert, survivalist and Scout Ambassador, Megan Hine, for some advice on how to make the most of the…

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People, Vision, Detail and How to keep Motivated in Business

People, Vision, Detail

Since launching FINDRA over 3 years ago, Alex has often reflected on what motivates her. Launching a start-up business is such a roller coaster and being motivated is key to keeping going and getting through the tough times. When faced with big challenges she’s had to dig deep and remind herself of why she chose…

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5 Secrets to Workout Success

Staying motivated can be really difficult and it’s natural that dedication to exercise plans and schedules can slip a little as time passes. Here are 5 simple ways to keep you motivated, get you out the door and keep loving the feeling of exercise.   1/. SET YOURSELF ACHIEVABLE GOALS   Who’s idea was this?…

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What Motivates Me: Marion Shoote

Ahead of her talk at FINDRA, Innerleithen on Wednesday 28th February, we asked bike-packing adventurer Marion Shoote what it is that inspires her to get outside and make the most of the day, even when she’d really rather stay inside.   When the sun’s shining it’s easy to pull on my trainers or pull out my bike…

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FINDRA’s Favourite Recipes: Banana and Oat Pancakes

Are you feeling like a bit of a change from the normal crepe style pancakes with sugar and lemon? Do you fancy something healthy and lovely that can take all the fruit toppings and maple syrup that you can throw at it? With these delicious Banana and Oat pancakes, you’ll feel like you’re getting some…

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5 BOOKS TO MOTIVATE YOU OUT THE DOOR

It’s not always easy to just pack up your bags and head for the door, we read about inspiring adventures all the time and it’s easy to think that those adventures are beyond us. But what if we can push our horizons a little further afield? Set our sights a little further? The world is…

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Juicing For Energy

As we get older, our energy levels begin to diminish and we often find ourselves looking for external stimulants to give us the energy we crave.  In the short term, energy drinks, caffeine and sugar certainly give us a boost, but it’s a false economy, putting strains on the body and depleting our energy levels in…

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YOGA STRETCHES TO KEEP YOU FEELING GREAT

Exercise is important and so is stretching, it keeps us mobile and feeling energized for the next time we get out. We asked our ambassador Polly Clark of Mountain Yoga Breaks for some yoga stretching advice. Getting outdoors and having adventures, either alone or with friends and family is a great way to boost energy levels, and…

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WHY MERINO MAKES THE BEST BASELAYER

Merino wool, wool from the sheep of the specialised merino sheep, is the best fabric for a base layer hands-down. Don’t just take our word for it though, here are some excellent reasons why merino base layers are the best. MERINO WON’T ITCH Wool can be an itchy fibre, especially when it’s directly against the skin. Merino…

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Redefining Health and How to Thrive

With the new year well and truly started, most of us are feeling a desire to feel healthier, fitter and just be better. Before her talk, Health and how to Thrive, at FINDRA on 24th January, we asked Katria Mather, founder of The Body Toolkit, to tell us what changes we can make to make…

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How and Why to Layer

So why would be layer our clothes? Why not just put on the warmest comfiest jumper we can possibly find and head out for the hills. Although it’s tempting it’s a clothing tactic often regretted. When your body heat increases you’re left with the decision of cooking slowly inside your uber-fleece or walking around semi-naked…

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No Christmas Opening hours? Are we crazy?

And just like that 2017 is almost behind us, a year for me that has been full to the brim with new challenges and undertakings both personally and professionally. It has often been said that ‘Entrepreneurs ‘ don’t take time to stop reflect and take stock of the journey they have been on or the…

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“Be Good to Yourself” Resolutions

New year traditions mean that we all feel a bit of pressure to make some changes in the New Year, start the year how we mean to carry on and all that good stuff. I often think that it’s not so much about resolutions as just getting halfway through December and realising that you have…

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Give yourself a break this new year

It’s so predictable, year after year the run-up to Christmas is frantic. Most of us crash full steam into the festive period having spent the days and weeks in the build-up rushing around, decorating our homes, buying gifts and vast amounts of food and alcohol!   Generally speaking, we then spend the next week to…

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TEAM FINDRA CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS

So what’s your favorite Christmas Tradition? Maybe you don’t have one or maybe you have more than one! Christmas can mean different things to different people, and when we look back over the ages the history of the Christmas is wide and varied, have a look at this link on the history of the season, some interesting stuff…

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Why merino is the perfect gift this Christmas

It can be hard to find the right gift for women, and men for that matter. We don’t want to give them something that will be confined to the back of the cupboard forever, we don’t want something that will not fit with their style or add clutter to their home. We most definitely don’t…

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Top 5 tips for riding in the Winter!

Whether you’re a mountain biker, a road cyclist or a cycle path cruiser, we all find it hard to get the motivation to get out in the winter when it’s cold and wet and the days are short. We asked FINDRA ambassador and Mountain Bike guide Julia Hobson for her tips on how to keep riding all through the…

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Swap Winter Blues for Winter Muse

Dark nights are upon us, dark mornings too! It’s easy to feel the motivation slipping away. We talked to Lucy Colquhoun, one of the country’s top ultra-distance runners and women’s record holder on the 95-mile West Highland Way race. Lucy is also the founder of Gutzi foods, savoury energy snacks for athletes.     You know…

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Christmas – is it too early?

We all know that Christmas is starting earlier and earlier – who didn’t exclaim with surprise when they saw the first chocolate Santa on the shelf? Who didn’t roll their eyes when the first mince pie was spotted (and possibly photographed for Instagram) but, well, someone must be buying mince pies in Mid-October so maybe…

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Customer of the Month: Vic Alker

Customer Vic Alker

This month we meet Vic Alker, a mountain biker, a planner of adventures and a competitor who’s in it for the good times – well shouldn’t we all be. It can be hard fitting mountain biking into a busy life, and I have to say I don’t always succeed. I have two active dogs whose…

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How small environmental changes can make a big difference

We’re all starting to become more aware of our environmental impact, with recycling schemes promoted and constant reminders on tv (who’s seen the tear-jerking pieces at the end of David Attenborough documentaries?). We’re all responsible for what we leave our children. Marine Litter in Scotland. Surfers against Sewage campaign to clean our beaches Here are…

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5 Ways to Turn a “Failure” into an Amazing Adventure

Anna Blackwell, a lady not afraid of a challenge, faced a different kind of challenge on a recent trip to Arctic Norway. Something as mundane as luggage not appearing after a flight can throw a spanner in the works and plans need to be altered on the go. We asked Anna how she dealt with adversity and…

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Customer of the Month: Sarah Shaw

Customer Sarah Shaw

We’re continuing our regular ‘Customer of the Month’ slot with Sarah, she takes time out from her very busy schedule to tell us a bit about her life and how a love or cycling has changed her outlook. Over to you Sarah I’m Sarah, Compliance Director by day, Owner of Garage Bikes by night and…

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Merino – Natures Wonder Fibre

Humans are the masters of invention, designing and innovating to find new solutions to old problems. But have you noticed that, in the end, we always revert back to natures solutions? No man-made foods compete with what nature can provide and more and more new drugs are being derived from nature. So, why would we…

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What’s this Empowerment all about then?

Here at FINDRA, we feel pretty empowered, but there have been lady lumps along the way. We asked our friend Heather Graham of the ‘How Dare She?‘ project what empowerment really means, and what it’s going to achieve. Are the words ‘female’ and ‘power’, contradictory?  Firstly, ‘power’ is considered by many women to be a masculine description…

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“She needed a hero…” A 26 mile journey of empowerment

FINDRA is about women being empowered to take on the challenge, to go forth and conquer the world whatever stands in your way. We meet Fiona MacDonald, cancer survivor and newly motivated walker, on her journey from diagnosis to finishing the MacMillan Cancer Mighty Hike. Check out the ‘Empowerment’ pants on the outside – superhero style!   My journey…

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The Great Family Summer Cycling Dilemma

As the summer holidays draw to a close, our FINDRA Ambassador Kim Rand takes a moment to reflect on the last 6 weeks. When the kids are off school it makes a difference to everyone, whether it’s juggling child care, negotiating leisure time with your partner or just seeing the price of flights quadruple, we all have…

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Top 5 European Adventure Destinations: Julia Hobson

These days, Mountain Biking has become my main sport, and indeed my job, but it hasn’t always been so. I’ve been rock climbing, mountaineering, skiing, ski-touring, wild swimming and running in the mountains for as long as I have been riding. Basically, anything that allows me to have my own little adventures in beautiful mountainous places.…

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Customer of the Month: Phoebe Montgomery

Customer Phoebe Montgomery

Hi, my name is Phoebe and I am 29 years old, I live with my rescue Staffie, Olly. I found Olly, along with 14 other puppies in a bin where someone had dumped them. I chose to keep Olly because he wasn’t breathing when I found him, our bond was growing stronger every day and…

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5 things that make summer awesome: Anna McGorum

Who doesn’t love the Summer Holidays? Over a month of action packed days, ‘stay up as late as you want’ evenings, shorts and t-shirt weather (if the Scottish weather is in a good mood) and, of course, no school! It’s everything anyone ever wanted, all in one holiday! But, there are some things that make…

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Top 6 Best UK Multi day Hiking Trails

Ever feel like you need some escapism from modern life? A trip to the cinema is a temporary fix, and the local pub isn’t quite what you’re looking for. Don’t despair – sometimes the best escapes are right on your doorstep, and don’t cost the earth.    A long-distance walk is good for the body…

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Long distance adventures = Life in miniature

To celebrate the start of the TransContinental Race, taking riders all the way from Belgium to Greece in a self-supported race through some of the most beautiful and challenging riding on earth, we have asked our long distance specialist friends to tell us what lessons they have learnt from racing and riding.   Long distance…

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7 Top Tips on Planning an Adventure

Adventures come in every shape and size, your adventure might be finding a new walking trail, running 10km off road or packing your bike for a weekend of wild camping. Whether it is a micro, mini or mighty adventure, you’ll be pleased you did a little planning in advance. FINDRA ambassador, world adventurer and Edinburgh…

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How to plan an adventure: 7 Top Tips from Top Adventurer Jenny Tough

Adventures come in every shape and size, your adventure might be finding a new walking trail, running 10km off road or packing your bike for a weekend of wild camping. Whether it is a micro, mini or mighty adventure, you’ll be pleased you did a little planning in advance. FINDRA ambassador, world adventurer and Edinburgh resident, Jenny Tough sits…

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In the Spirit of Enjoyro: Dee Hollingsbee

I’m not good at Cycling events. I’m better on the ‘wrong’ side of registration, usually in a Tweedlove volunteers shirt and playing to my strength. Talking.   I did the Glentress 7 a couple of years ago, with 2 BFF’s, just to say we had done it. We even had a case of Prosecco to…

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Run Like Forrest Gump

Throughout my youth I spent a lot of time outdoors. As the youngest of 5 children brought up in a suburb of Glasgow, Scotland, my parents encouraged us to get outdoors and entertain ourselves. There was no lying around at home getting under their feet playing computer games or Googling ‘stuff ’ on the internet.…

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10 Ways to Get Fit Without Really Trying

We all know that we should be fitter than we are, whether it’s keeping up with the kids or just for your own health, it’s on almost everyone’s list of things to do. Modern life gets in the way though, there’s dinner to cook, work to do and having a little time left to spend…

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Customer of the Month: Miriam Adcock

Customer Miriam Adcock

My life on 2 wheels I don’t think of myself as having been a keen cyclist from a young age, but I guess when I think back, my old racing bike was one of the first things I remember buying for myself.  I’d saved up my Saturday job money and went into town, bought my…

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5 Reasons to Visit the Tweed Valley this Summer

Reason 1/. TweedLove Cycle festival – Peebles 9-11th June 2017 TweedLove has grown into a cycling spectacular for all the family. Whether you’re an avid cyclist or just like to watch people in lycra get sprayed with water pistols (isn’t that everyone?), there is something for everyone at TweedLove. The 2 week festival culminates with a cycling…

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Customer of the Month: Trish Dixon

Customer Trish Dixon

Trish Dixon, Our Customer of the Month for May wrote us this lovely blog about her love for biking, where it came from and where it’s going:   Going Solo I love my bike, with a passion, to the extent that any time my husband enthusiastically suggests a periodic upgrade (they are all second hand…

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ACROSS THE COUNTRY: JULIA HOBSON

A few weeks ago, back in March, before the clocks changed, and the weather turned more warm and spring-like, my good friend Rachael and I set out on a little adventure together. It was a ride we’d planned back in November, whilst sat in a little coffee shop somewhere in the sprawling city of Kathmandhu,…

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THE ADVENTURE SYNDICATE LAUNCH: ULTRA-DISTANCE SELF-SUPPORTED RACE TEAM

Lee Craigie, Emily Chappell, Rickie Cotter and Paula Regener are a group of incredible women who are literally taking the world by storm. Together they are The Quad, part of The Adventure Syndicate The Quad is the first ever professional cycling team to specialise entirely in self-supported ultra-distance events and will be launched at Spin CyclingFestival  this weekend. The…

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From Small Acorns…

FROM SMALL ACORNS…   On the 6th May 2017 FINDRA will take its first step into the world of bricks and mortar retail. This is an exciting part of the FINDRA journey and it feels to us like a very natural step to take.   FINDRA exists to provide awesome women with functional, stylish clothing to…

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The Scotsman – Monday interview: Alex Feechan, founder of FINDRA

By The Scotsman Emma Newlands (e-mail) She launched women’s bikewear and outdoor apparel firm Findra in December 2014, after perceiving that other kit available was out of touch with what female consumers were looking for. Alex Feechan now says the opening next week of its first shop, in the Borders town of Innerleithen where Findra…

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Vallelujah For the Enduro Virgin

Vallelujah for the Enduro Virgin: Louise Cumming So, I’ve been biking a couple of years now – having learnt initially with the sole purpose of being able to participate in the Durty Events 2015-16 winter Duathlon series. Since then I have managed a respectable placing at the half Selkirk mtb marathon, participated in TweedLove‘s Glentress 7 in…

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Meet the Sheep

We know the soft feel, we know the stretch and the fit, but what actually is Merino? Well, ok, it’s wool and wool comes from sheep, we’re ok up until then, but how did it become the go-to wool for high performing sportswear? The history of the Merino sheep can be traced back to Spain and…

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Customer of the Month: Helen Clarkson

TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF, HOW YOU GOT INTO CYCLING AND ANY TIPS FOR SOMEONE STARTING OUT?” I learned to ride a bike before my older brother did and I always had bikes around when I was younger. During school and University I got more involved in theatre and the arts but after graduating…

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How Do I Smell?

WHEN SHOULD I WASH MY MERINO?   You’ve worn it once so you should wash it right? If it’s merino then the answer is no and here’s why!   In our modern super convenient world we’ve got used to a wear and wash cycle born of the use of synthetic fibers. Wear it once, chuck…

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Fort William SES Round 1: Fi Berry

This would be my first race of 2017 after the most riding and prep I have ever done over winter. Excitement was high and my nerves even more so. My challenge was to keep calm and relaxed. It’s always good to start off the race weekend with friends, food and giggles. I think the most…

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Durty Events Bowhill Duathlon Series: Catherine Worsey

The sun is shining brightly through the trees, the bright blue sky is broken only by a few scattered clouds, it looks like it’s going to be a beautiful summer day except, no, the trees are bare and the crowd gathering at the start line are breathing out clouds of steaming breath. It’s December, it’s…

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Customer of the Month: Jo Moseley

Customer Jo Moseley

WHO IS JO MOSELEY? WE LOVE YOUR INSTAGRAM POSTS, YOU ALWAYS LOOK HAPPY – TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF… I’m a 52 year old working Mum of two boys, 20 & 16, living in a lovely village on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. As a little girl I was always riding my bike…

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Roots! Kim Rand

I’ve never been a massive fan of roots, but mountain biking here in Scotland they are just something you have to contend with. I like to think that I know the basics: try to hit them square on, do NOT break on them, unweight the bike slightly, do NOT break on them, consider tire pressure,…

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Customer of the Month: Debbie Ormston

Debbie Ormston customer

Tells us a little about how you got into biking, where your favourite trails are and any top tips for someone starting out? I’ve always ridden a bike, but I started off road a few years ago when my husband gave me my first hardtail for my birthday… and I realised I had no clue how…

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“The Fandangos Ride Again” Strathpuffer 2017: Fi Berry

Strathpuffer 2017 – Amanda, Tarah, Liz and I – the Fandangos Ride again, took on the 24 hour endurance mtb race in the middle winter in the north of Scotland as a team of four! Friday evening Camp was set up with the all-important fire pit and stoves to keep our extremities warm. This was…

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Winter Training Hygge Style: Lee Craigie

Winters in Scotland are hard, especially in the far north where I choose to live. There is a bitter irony to be found at this time of year when the days are at their shortest and most cold and we are required to lay down the foundations of our fitness in preparation for the coming…

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Cycle Touring in Eastern Tibet: Marion Shoote

The marvellous thing about cycle touring is that you really don’t know what’s going to happen. Each day brings new experiences and encounters which can’t be predicted from whatever map you have, and that only occur because travelling by bike allows you to immerse yourself in the landscape and culture in a unique way. When…

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2016 Scottish Cyclo-Cross Season Review: Anna McGorum

After a year of waiting for the cold to blow in and the ground to turn muddy, the 2016 Scottish Cyclo-cross Series have flown by. Starting in October, the series arrived straight off the back of the cross country season. I’ve been racing Cyclo-Cross since I was eight years old and have continued to compete…

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Pentlands 7Reservior Half Marathon: Marion Shoote

The mornings have turned frosty, there are frozen puddles to dodge whilst out training and I don’t leave the house without a beanie on – it must be time for the Pentlands 7 Reservoirs Half Marathon!Last year’s race took place the day after Storm Desmond had whipped through Scotland, turning the trails to streams and…

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The Road To Recovery Part 3: Kim Rand

Six Weeks in… Ok there are a few things I need to get off my chest: Yes, I am very probably, certifiably insane! I am seriously considering getting a T-shirt/badge/banner saying “I broke my leg mountain biking… Yes it hurts!” No, I won’t be giving up biking. My cast is off!!!! Yeee haaa I can…

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Kinlochleven Enduro World Series Qualifier: Fi Berry

Three big mountainous stages, a whole lot of challenges and proper winter conditions made up this years Kinlochleven Enduro. This was a whole new area for me and my bike to explore and I was excited to take on the well-known, tough terrain and a new adventure.   And what a stunning location this was…

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Last Days of Scottish Summer: Cat Sutherland

(*Photo Credit – Carlton Reid; @carltonreid)   As autumn creeps in, signaled by the mess of leaves falling from the trees, there’s a glowing, golden colour to the trails, which calls for one last big ride before the snow sets in. On the night the clocks would change, it was time to plan a Scottish bothy…

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Meg Hine reviewed: Caddon merino cowl neck

Megan Hine is a survival consultant, celebrity expedition leader, and adventure catalyst. Her vast wealth of experience and knowledge, gained from leading hundreds of expeditions and consulting for TV survival shows across the globe enables her to organise unique experiences for clients to untouched and wild places. She’s the perfect person to put FINDRA kit…

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Relentless 24 Mountain Bike Championships:

LEE CRAIGIE RIDES TO SOLO SUCCESS Why ride for 24 hours? Deciding to enter a 24 hour mountain bike race will only ever happen a couple of days beforehand for me. If I had the time to plan and consider the logistics and discomfort of it all, I would instinctively put that time to better…

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The Road to Recovery Part Two: Three Weeks In

I’m now 3 weeks post-crash and quite a bit has changed in the Rand household. It’s probably easiest to start with the medical update: I’ve been back to the hospital and had the big, cumbersome, post-surgery cast removed along with the staples from both wounds. My surgeon is quite happy with his handy work and…

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Megan Hine Talks About Merino Wool

Survival Specialist, Adventurer and FINDRA fan, Megan Hine took a little time out of her busy schedule to talk about how beneficial merino wool is for finding your adventure and loving the outdoors. ADVENTUROUS INSPIRATION ‘The Land of the Long White Cloud’ was a book gifted to me as a child by a relative living in Australia…

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Red Bull Foxhunt 2016 with Rachel Atherton

FINDRA Ambassador Fi Berry on the Red Bull Foxhunt, 2016 It has been 48 hours and I’m still buzzing after having taken part in biggest female only, mass start MTB race! The third Red Bull Foxhunt with Rachel Atherton moved to a new location at Melmerby Scar this year. A brand new course had been dug…

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The Heb – Race on the Edge

The Heb is certainly a race on the edge. Caroline and I travelled from the central belt leaving on Friday morning and went to bed that night on Benbecula at 10pm. We could have travelled half way across the world in that time! On the ferry we were given our race maps and numbers and…

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The Road to Recovery Part One: Zoom or Bust?

It happened… that moment I’m sure all mountain bikers dread… picking yourself up after an “off” thinking “I’m hurt, Shit, I’m actually hurt!” Over the years I’ve had the usual “spills”, I’ve been scraped, bruised, winded, had a couple of excursion over the bars and even been slightly concussed. Each time I’ve taken a few…

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Bike Radar interviews FINDRA’s founder and designer

Bike Radar interviews FINDRA’s founder and designer in their latest online article. They asked her about what motivated her to start up a new woman’s clothing brand, and why she took the approach she has to design and manufacturing. FINDRA IS BREAKING THE MOULD WITH GROWN-UP MOUNTAIN BIKE KIT FOR WOMEN It’s been described as mountain bike…

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FINDRA Marin Cowl Neck Top wins Design & Innovation Award 2016

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve won a coveted Design & Innovation Award 2016 for our Marin Cowl Neck design. The DI.A judges commented, “The natural fabrics and colours blend harmoniously into the mountain environment, in contracts to normal garish riding clothes. Constructed using whole-garment technology, the Marin Cowl Neck is free from seams, and the high-necked, snug-fitting jersey is soft, flattering, comfortable, and practical. Equally…

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Share your photos of you being #fabinFINDRA and win a Betty Beanie Hat

Mountain biking, horse riding, skiing, climbing, hiking, the daily cycling commute, adventuring: we know our customers do all of these things, all over the world, wearing FINDRA. Seeing your photos is what excites and drives us the most. And to kick off 2016 we’d love to see more. We know they’ll inspire everyone else as much as they…

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20% off our women’s active outdoor merino wear

Join us as we celebrate our 12 Days of Christmas and give you 20% off our women’s active outdoor merino wear. Now that’s it’s December we’re allowing ourselves to get excited about Christmas! That’s money off every piece of our women’s active outdoor wear – merino base layers, seamless merino wool cycling tops, beanie hats and…

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