BBC History Magazine’s History Weekend festivals are back for the sixth year this autumn, with the biggest line-ups yet. Set in two idyllic locations across two weekends in October, the show travels first to the medieval city of Winchester and then historic York. Each packed weekend features a diverse range of engaging talks, interactive Q&As and book signings from the world’s leading historians and authors including Michael Wood, Alison Weir, Bernard Cornwell and Lucy Worsley.
It’s officially Autumn and our thoughts tend to turn to dark nights and chilly winter evenings, but there’s so much you can do to get out and about at this time of year. So, if you’re up for an adventurous new hobby, why not try mountain biking?
We spoke to Raleigh’s Michelle Jakeway and asked for some top tips on getting into mountain biking this autumn to raise our spirits as the nights draw in and the leaves prepare to fall.