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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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“Shirt week! The wonderful merino world of Findra” – ProWomens Cycling

By Sarah Connolly for ProWomen’s Cycling This is a personal story, I’m warning you in advance! When I’ve met the Adventure Syndicate folk at events, and watched Lee Craigie‘s video about riding the Caledonia Way, I’ve noticed their lovely merino tops, made by Scottish women’s cycling brand Findra.  I loved the style, of course, and the little details, like the…

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Customer of the Month: 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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Women & Bicycles 2017 Speakers

By Broken Spoke Bike Coop Alex Feechan, FINDRA founder to speak at Women & Bicycles Festival 4TH – 5TH MARCH 2017 BROKEN SPOKE BIKE COOP – OXFORD In its second year, the Women & Bicycles festival is working in collaboration with the Adventure Syndicate to celebrate the many wonderful ways in which women and bicycles are changing the…

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Customer of the Month: Debbie Ormston

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 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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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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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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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…

The Road to Recovery Part One: Zoom or Bust?

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…

Investing Women

FINDRA – Scottish Borders based award winning bike-wear and outdoor apparel clothing brand secures £200K investment to scale and sell internationally.

By Investing Women AccelerateHER finalist and award winning bike-wear and outdoor apparel designer and founder of FINDRA, Alex Feechan, named as a rising star of 2016 by Business Insider, has secured growth investment from TRICapital, Investing Women and The Scottish Investment Bank – the investment arm of Scottish Enterprise, Scotland’s main economic development agency. On…