Lunges & Lycra
Hiking the Fen Rivers Way
by Lunges & Lycra | Published on 15 March 2019
It’s funny, isn’t it, how your idea of a good weekend changes over time? Not so long ago if you’d asked us to describe our ultimate girls trip, tequila shots, dancing and novelty wigs would have featured pretty heavily.
Fast-forward to 2019, however, and we’re all about the mud, countryside and a big old dose of healthy activity. Living in the city in a life constantly interrupted by emails, social media, deadlines, and general busyness, we crave space to walk, to think, to chat and to just be. Which is why, when Great Northern asked us to highlight some of the ways you could enjoy being active along the line, we immediately started searching for new, remote places to escape and explore.
On Track for a Two Wheeled Adventure
By Lunges & Lycra | Published on 15 February 2019
Bike rides are one of our favourite ways to explore the English countryside and by combining bikes and the train, we’ve been able to explore even further afield. This month we’re sharing some of our favourite routes to inspire you to bring your wheels on board too.
The wind in your hair, the mud on your legs and the big downhills that make you go ‘Wheeeee!’ There’s no denying there’s something special about the unadulterated feeling of joy you get when riding a bike.
We like to get out of the city and explore on two wheels whenever we get the chance and with Great Northern trains now connecting some of England’s best cycle routes, it’s easier than ever to enjoy the countryside on two wheels.
Using Great Northern to go on the world’s largest treasure hunt
By Lunges & Lycra | Published on 11 January 2019
There’s something magical about the winter months, when holly bushes are bright with berries and the ground is covered in a layer of twinkling frost. Yeah, yeah, we know, this is the UK, it’s grey and drizzly a lot of the time too but get a crisp winter day where the sun is shining and the sky is clear and you just can’t beat it.
Which is why you shouldn’t let those perfect days go to waste. There’s nothing like a stroll in the fresh air to make you feel alive, particularly if you’ve been cooped up with stuffy central heating for hours. Don’t limit yourself to walking round the local park either, there are so many green spaces and beautiful countryside locations to discover on the Great Northern line. Many of them are within a couple of stops of main stations too, making them super-easy to get to.
More about Lunges & Lycra
Charlotte is a freelance journalist, copywriter and editor specialising in health, fitness and lifestyle. An LIRF run leader and qualified exercise to music instructor, her main passion is running. She’s currently in training for Manchester marathon 2019.
Emma is a Strategy Director at a sports marketing agency based in London. She is also a qualified personal trainer and level one swim assistant. She’s currently training for her first half ironman distance triathlon – the Cotswolds 113 in June 2019.