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5 Winter Olympic Heroes from the Unlikeliest Countries

With the Winter Olympics in South Korea fast-approaching, we at bagSOLO have decided to take a look at some of the more unlikely entrants down the years. Lamine Guèye – Senegal, downhill skiing  Senegal isn’t exactly the coldest place on earth, bordering the Sahara Desert, with average winter temperature a toasty 23 celsius. However, it’s home to the first Black African to ever compete at the Winter Olympics, with Lamine…

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An interview with: Brett Wild

Brett Wild is a ski guide for Paralympic athlete Millie Knight.  Brett is a Royal Navy submariner and was selected to guide the partially sighted skier back in 2016, in preparation for the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. Below is bagSOLO’s exclusive interview with him. How did you come to be the ski guide for Millie? In February 2016 I was ski racing with the Royal Navy team…

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Focus on: Tignes & Val-d’Isère

Despite being neighbours, you’d struggle to find two more differing ski resorts than Val d’Isère and Tignes. Both share L’Espace Killy, and between them they boast more than 180 miles of pistes and 90 lifts. However, best of all, they both can lay claim to that crucial regularity of snow. Tignes arguably isn’t the most aesthetically pleasing of resorts, and probably lacks a feeling of luxury compared to Val d’Isère.…

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bagSOLO’s best ski resorts for…

The snow-sport season is already well underway at bagSOLO.com HQ, with numerous orders coming in from people sorting out their fix of the white stuff this winter. As a result, we’ve decided to list some of the best resorts to visit this year, whether you’re looking for family fun, an après getaway or somewhere completely off-piste. Family – Bansko, Bulgaria Bulgaria, and in particular Bansko, is going from new-kid-on-the-block to established…

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Sports golf park in Algarve Portugal. Near lake and fountain.

The Algarve – a golfer’s paradise

If there’s one attraction the Algarve is famous for, above all else, it’s golf. This region, in the south of Portugal, is home to some of the best golf courses in the world. The Algarve boasts an international airport in the capital of the region, Faro, and thus it’s very easy to reach from around the world. There are flights daily from many European cities and it is easy to…

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bagSOLO – the dream shipping solution for seasonaires

It’s that time of year again, when thoughts turn to your next spell in the mountains. Whether you’re gearing up for months of Après in Tignes, or a season mastering the slopes in Canada, bagSOLO are here to ship your snow-sport gear to whichever destination you’re heading to. A sad reality of a ski season is that the boring logistical side of getting your gear out there needs to be…

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Mallorca 312 entries open today – time to get prepared

With entries for the Mallorca 312 open from today, the Balearic island again finds itself firmly in the cycling limelight. Thousands of Brits make the pilgrimage to the island each year, and the 312 is fast-becoming the focal point – it’s now one of the most popular sportives on the European calendar, with no less than 6,500 participants taking part, despite being only 7 years old. The 312 is what…

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Ski Club Survey Suggests It’s Business as Usual on the Slopes

The uncertainty of Brexit, following successive years of poor early season snow, would initially seem to be considerable factors that were more than capable of sending the snow sports market off-piste. However, it looks as though this is in fact not the case, with a set of largely positive statistics unveiling themselves on the back of the recently published 2017 Ski Club of Great Britain Consumer Research survey. This in-depth…

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bagSOLO’s 5 favourite winter training camps

The days are becoming shorter. Rain leaves the roads soaked. The glorious August Bank Holiday now seems a long time ago, and it won’t be long until the British winter curbs training time on the bike. For many, this seasonal shift is the prompt to book a training camp, somewhere where the sun shines, the roads are smooth, and the climbs are long.  Camps aren’t just about escaping the wretched…

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Some key reasons to use bagSOLO on your golfing holidays

Use your own clubs wherever you go. Golfers are creatures of habit and that’s certainly the case when it comes to our precious golf clubs.  Hundreds, often thousands of pounds is spent buying and customising gear so that it helps to get the most out of a game and create the perfect swing.  But what happens when you go on holiday and are forced to use a random set of…

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