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Team GB at PyeongChang 2018

Team GB have selected their biggest ever squad for the Winter Olympics that begin on Friday, with no less than 59 athletes announced as the British Olympic Association (BOA) target a record five medals in PyeongChang, South Korea. Team GB will be looking to surpass their best-ever return of four medals – achieved both in Chamonix in 1924 and four years ago in Sochi – for the games, which run…

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4 reasons to book a cycling training camp this year

It might seem a long way off, but now is the time to start thinking about getting back on your bike for the summer. A late winter or spring training camp is the perfect way to get back into your cycling groove, and with flights always cheap in January there’s no better time to get one sorted. The most popular destinations are the classic south European locations, such as Mallorca,…

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An interview with: Lyn Eyb

Once described as a guru of the French cycling scene, Lyn Eyb now runs the popular website, ‘Free Wheeling France’ and we’ve managed to get hold of her for a quick chat about her passions for cycling, popular spots to visit and future ambitions. You’re an Australian living in France and an expert on cycling in France – tell us a bit about this. I’ve not sure I’d call myself…

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Guest blog: Marmot Tours

We know that you already trust bagSOLO to look after your pride and joy, and to transport it as safely as the Crown Jewels, so now that your bike’s sorted the world really is your oyster… Marmot Tours road cycling holidays have been crafted over a decade by passionate and experienced cyclists, mountain experts and outdoor enthusiasts. Over the years we’ve evolved, tweaked and carefully crafted our itineraries into a product that we’re…

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An Interview With: Matt Short

Matt is a British Parasnowsport athlete, who lost his leg following a bone cancer diagnosis 10 years ago. Determined not to fall out of love with sport Matt, who hails from Kent, started skiing competitively in November 2012, as an independent athlete in what was then known as the British Disabled Ski Team. At first Matt was juggling full-time studies and skiing, before juggling the sport with a job in…

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Focus on: Hokkaido’s Big 3 – Niseko, Furano & Rusutsu

If Hokkaido is on your radar, then the next step is identifying exactly where you’d like to stay. Please see the following info to help you with your decision making. The options presented are all easily accessible from Tokyo – a 1 hour 40 minute flight to Sapporo, and under 2 hours via shuttle bus. Niseko: The most famous one. Niseko is Japan’s ultimate ski resort, popular with foreign skiers…

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An Interview with: Pete Harold

We sit down with Pete Harold, a regular bagSOLO customer who’s just about to head off to the Alps for a winter living the seassonaire life (again). Here’s what he had to say about life on the slopes… How long have you worked ski seasons? This is my fifth year of being a seasonnaire, and my second in Tignes. My first season was when I finished college, and I haven’t…

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bagSOLO’s PyeongChang 2018 preview

With less than 8 weeks to go until the 2018 Winter Olympics get underway, bagSOLO have put together all the information you need to know ahead of the competition. The games are leaving Europe and North America for just the third time, with PyeongChang in South Korea the host city, but the build-up has had its fair share of controversies to deal with. The tournament gets underway on 9th February,…

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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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paralympic gb millie knight and brett wild

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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