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The Great Adventure Race: Report

In May, FINDRA partnered up with the Gleneagles Hotel for the inaugural Great Adventure Race where sporting grit met stunning scenery and luxury hospitality. Athletes were in pairs for the whole race. Our ambassadors Tom Hill and Marion Shoote represented Team FINDRA and were pitted against ultra-endurance athlete Mark Beaumont and his partner Pete Eccles,…

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“Findra appoints new sales consultant eyeing UK & international growth” – Cycling Industry News

Cycling Industry News

By Hayley Everett for Cycling Industry News Outdoor adventure brand, Findra, has announced the appointment of Marco Librizzi in a new sales consultancy role. Librizzi brings with him 29 years of experience in professional sales roles, covering sales management, account management, marketing and strategic planning, boasting a total 33 years experience in the cycling industry. He…

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Fall in love with yourself this Valentine’s Day

self-care heart of pebbles

There’s a lot of pressure out there to find “the one” or at least have “someone” around this time of year. Valentine’s Day. Whether you love it or loathe it, there’s no escaping it. But loving and appreciating yourself is extremely important and doesn’t have its own celebrated day each year! At FINDRA, we don’t believe…

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“FINDRA launches outdoor clothing range for men” – Insider

Insider

By Kristy Dorsey for Insider.co.uk INDRA responds to demand from male relatives and friends of its female customers Women’s cycling apparel brand FINDRA has launched a menswear collection after being “bombarded” with requests from male relatives and friends of the company’s original female customer base. Dubbed “Design by Demand”, the capsule collection is on sale…

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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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5 things to do on Boxing Day and Beyond

Have you woken up in need of some inspiration about what to do today and for the rest of the week? All the presents have been opened and you’ve eaten as much chocolate as it’s possible to consume. You’re looking for something to keep everyone in the family happy and enjoying the Christmas family time.…

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The future’s bright not Black

Black Friday has arrived, the much-anticipated day of mega sales and discounting. Each year the build-up starts earlier and earlier and Black Friday turns into a week-long, sometimes month-long extravaganza of cheap ‘bargain hunting’ shopping!   Back in the summer during a marketing meeting the team and I talked then about ‘Black Friday’ and I…

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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“FINDRA OPEN STORE IN INNERLEITHEN” – Love The Mountains

Love the Mountains

By Anne for Love The Mountains FINDRA, the women’s cycle and outdoor clothing brand, are opening their first retail space in Innerleithen, Scottish Borders, the centre of UK mountain biking. This Scottish brand has gone from strength to strength since its inception in 2014 where it grew from the ground up with support from Mountain…

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“FINDRA Opens Shop In Innerleithen” – Singletrack

enduro sponsor singletrack world

By Hannah Dobson for SingleTrack World Started in 2014, the women’s clothing brand FINDRA has quickly established a loyal following, with sponsored riders such as Lee Craigie demonstrating the products deliver on function as well as form. Their practical but stylish clothing has proven popular and even our Wil has been happily wearing one of their merino neckwarmers. As…

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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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Scottish Enduro Series #4 – Laggan Wolftrax

Here’s FINDRA athlete Nic Fell’s race report from racing round 4 of the Scottish Enduro Series at Laggan last weekend: It felt like it had been a long time since my last Enduro but heading into round 4 of the Scottish Enduro Series I was excited and nervous. Nervous because after 2 weeks riding downhill…

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FINDRA AT THE TWEEDLOVE MTB RACE IN SCOTLAND

he following guest post has been written by Nic Fell, one of our brand ambassadors here at FINDRA, on what she thought racing at the Tweedlove International Enduro in Scotland. Heading into the Tweedlove International Enduro I was excited to have the opportunity to race with some of the world’s top Enduro racers. I was looking forward…

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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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Pop up shop opening in Scottish Borders

In the run up to Christmas we’ll be opening a pop up shop in our home town of Innerleithen in the Scottish Borders. It’s just 45 minutes from Edinburgh and round the corner from the 7Stanes Glentress and Innerleithen mountain bike trails. It’s a great chance to see our whole A/W collection. You’ll be able to feel…

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Creative Impact at Glasgow’s The Lighthouse

FINDRA is one of three creative businesses featuring products in Creative Impact, a showcase running until 22 November at The Lighthouse in Glasgow. “The Creative Impact exhibition illustrates the pattern of creative businesses wanting to make the world a better place. It showcases three businesses that together and individually illustrate social, environmental and health related impact.” Creative…

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Wiggle and FINDRA #goodstuff #livelovecycle

It’s been a few weeks since we announced our collaboration with Wiggle, Europe’s number one retailer for cycling and sports clothing. It came after Wiggle invited Founder Alex Feechan to start talks only three months after she launched the brand. “It’s important for me to know that we have stayed true to our brand and principles: this…

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“Alex gets Wiggle room for her outdoor womenswear” – Daily Business

Daily Business

By Terry Murden for Daily Business A Borders-based entrepreneur has signed a deal with a global retailer to sell her outdoor wear designed specifically for women. Alex Feechan, founder of Findra, is to collaborate with Wiggle, Europe’s top retailer for cycling and sports clothing. The deal comes after Wiggle invited Ms Feechan to start talks three months after she…

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In Edinburgh this weekend? Get 10% off the new A/W collection at Cyclefest.

If you’re in Edinburgh this weekend, pop in to CycleFest and see our new Autumn/Winter range of bike wear and outdoor garments designed especially for women. We’re offering 10% off the whole range. One of the new designs is the Rouler Merino Round Neck. Ideal for layering, this 100% merino crew neck long sleeved top is classic FINDRA: hardwearing,…

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FINDRA Edinburgh pop up shop – Friday 18th September

We’ll be bringing our pop up shop to staff at RBS Edinburgh’s Gogarburn on Friday 18 September to help celebrate their busy week of cycling and fundraising. RBS Executives and around 750 staff are taking part in an epic challenge this week, cycling from London to Edinburgh. The Sport Relief Cycle Challenge is the first in a series of…

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Podium finish for Nic

One of the biggest enduro events in the Scottish race calendar took place in our local trails last weekend: Tweedlove’s King & Queen of the Hill. Our friend Nic Fell was racing in FINDRA for the first time so we caught up with her to find out how the race went. “It was a tough race, a long…

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Early coffee and *lots* of photos

Was it only last week that we met for early coffee? Seven mountain bikers, one fashion photographer, one film editor and two of team FINDRA – all with a mission: to get up that hill and take some crackin’ shots. From dragging all of our kit up (up, up) the hill and making the bothy our changing room, to…

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Scottish Fashion Awards

Maybe it shouldn’t have come as a surprise considering that FINDRA’s designer and founder has been in the industry for over twenty years, working with high end fashion houses like Chanel, Calvin Klein and Escada. But we’ve been blown away this week by the announcement that we’ve been nominated for Retailer of the Year in the…

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OUR WINNERS…

These are the eight women we’ve chosen to become the Faces of FINDRA. Women who represent the spirit of FINDRA: positivity, empowering women to look good, feel good and perform to the best of their abilities through outdoor sports. We’ll be getting together for a group photo shoot in the coming weeks – can’t wait…

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You gorgeous lot, you!

pack a sense of adventure

Our Face of FINDRA search was launched at the end of May to look for a woman who was passionate about biking. The prize: to become the face of FINDRA and model our Autumn Winter 2015 range in a professional photo shoot. And it’s fair to say that we’ve been overwhelmed with the response. So…

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Face of FINDRA competition

Jenny Tough bikepacks

Could you be the next Face of FINDRA? We’re looking for a woman who’s passionate about biking to become the new Face of FINDRA. One who loves her bike – on the road or in the mountains… THE PRIZE… The Face of FINDRA winner will take part in a professional photo shoot, modeling the S/S…

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Scottish Institute for Enterprise Speaker: Alex Feechan

Alex Feechan (FINDRA) speaking at the SIE Student Enterprise Summit 2015, which took place on March 25th 2015 at the Edinburgh Assembly Rooms. Fashion designer, Alex Feechan, spotted a gap in the market for well-designed women’s specific apparel when she started mountain biking 3 years ago. Her love of biking and passion for design inspired…

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“Coatbridge designer Alexandra Feechan celebrates win at sports business awards” – Daily Record

Daily Record

By Judith Tonner for the Daily Record THE 43-year-old is originally from Kirkwood studied at Heriot Watt University with her highly-successful fashion career spanning more than two decades. A COATBRIDGE-BORN designer who combined her passions for fashion and fitness has been named entrepreneur of the year at a sports industry ceremony. Alexandra Feechan triumphed at…

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Sports Business Innovation Awards 2015

Sporting Chance Initiative hosted a fantastic evening at the Glasgow Science Centre. I was delighted to have won the SBIA15 award of ‘Sports Entrepreneur’ of the Year. I felt absolutely honoured to receive the award from Hinda Miller, until recently I was unaware of Hinda and the amazing work she has done to enable women…

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