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CONTENTS

Executive Editor: Lee Gatland

Art Director: Richard Hejsak

Managing Editor & Brand

Consultant: Jordan Martin

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Celebrations

94 – Rib-eye Steak Ocado Recipe

95 – BBQs & Balls

98 – Belgian Beer Guide

99 – The One for Summer

102 – BBQ Must-Haves & Picnic

Reminders

103 – Whole BBQ Cauliflower Ocado

Recipe

104 – Smoky Pork and Chorizo Burger

Ocado Recipe

105 – Crab, Asparagus Salad Ocado

Recipe

108 – Chicken Satay Salad Ocado

Recipe

109 – Summer Festival Guide 2019

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06 – Male Cancer Awareness

Campaign Feature

DIY

09 – Insulation for your Green Build

10 – Garage Conversion

14 – Spitfire Engine Coffee Table

16 – DIY Decking

Motoring

22 – Seoul Mates – What Car?

Comparison

30 – All in a Day’s Work – What Car?

Pick-up Comparison

Tech

50 – Cyber Security

52 – Sensory Perfection

Travel

Healthy Living

110 – CBD is a big hit with fitness fans

113 – Check-Ups

124 – INTERVIEW with Nick De Luca

127 – Sexercise – Exercise to boost

your sex drive!

128 – Get Fit for the Summer with Dean

Ralph

129 – Health & Fitness Routine with Jan

Uddin

131 – Benefits of Exercising with your

Partner

136 – Happy Us

Fashion

137 – Call the Style Cops

138 – You can leave your hat on...

140 – 2019 Trends with Nina Sobers

143 – FRAMED – Sunglasses to suit

your face shape

146 – Well Wishes for MCAC

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55 – Road Rules

62 – Explore UK Golf Breaks

64 – Would you wake up at 6am to see

a polar bear?

65 – On ya bike!

Sport

72 – Box

73 – INTERVIEW with Joe Hughes

75 – INTERVIEW with Charlie Edwards

79 – Motivation from Anthony Joshua

80 – Sport to watch this Summer

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MCAC NEWS

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DIY

INSULATION

FOR YOUR

GREEN BUILD

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There has been an increasing

demand for natural products

in the building sector, and

we caught up with Black

Mountain Insulation Ltd to

find out what difference

going natural can make when

renovating...

T

he British sheep-wool industry

produces over 2.1 million

tonnes of wool each year:

Natural insulation makes use

of this ‘waste’ wool that is rejected and

rendered useless by other industries.

Natuwool, the sheep’s wool used in the

production of Black Mountain Insulation,

is by-products of other industries and the

minimal binder used for manufacturing

contains recycled material.

Sheep’s wool is biodegradable

and therefore can be composted into

the ground to enrich the soil and remain

part of the earth’s natural cycle: Because

of this, Insulation made of sheep’s wool

can be recycled or incinerated to produce

additional energy, whereas manmade

mineral fibre materials currently have no

practical recycling system in place and can

only be properly disposed of into landfill

sites... which is not a sustainable option!

Some man-made mineral fibre materials

are unpleasant to handle and require the

use of protective garments, masks and

eyewear to be safely installed or removed,

unlike Black Mountain sheep’s wool

insulation – which is safe to handle without

protective clothing.

The wool used in the products

permanently absorbs significant quantities

of carbon dioxide during the growth cycle.

Therefore, natural fibre insulations are

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‘carbon negative’

– locking up a

substantially higher

level of carbon

than what is used during manufacturing.

“We recognise whilst maintaining a

continuous effort to provide customers

with high quality, natural products there

is a responsibility to also give serious

consideration to the environment and

our society. This is why Black Mountain

products are made up of 95% natural

fibre content – one of the highest available

on the market – and use up to 90% less

embodied energy in comparison to many

man-made insulation products.”

Condensation is one of the biggest

challenges facing the building industry

today. Excess moisture can not only have

a detrimental effect on the structure of a

building but it is also a root cause of mould,

which can have an adverse effect on the

welfare of its inhabitants.

Natuwool is a hygroscopic fibre and is

therefore able to absorb, store, and release

moisture faster than most other materials;

absorbing over 35% of its own weight in

moisture without significant changes to

thermal performance, whereas the thermal

performance of man-made mineral fibre

insulation deteriorates when condensation

is present. It also has the ability to

absorb moisture that reduces the risk of

consequent mould and bacteria activity.

Sheep’s wool insulation is ideally suited

to timber-frame structures as it has a natural

synergy with wood. The sheep’s wool fibres

draw out the moisture, conditioning the

wood and act as a ‘buffer’ to protect the

SHEEP’S WOOL IS

BIODEGRADABLE

fabric of the

building. These

insulations have

the capability of reducing energy loss and

providing building inhabitants with free

passive energy absorbed from solar gain,

whilst the high thermal mass helps reduce

peak temperatures.

Independent research clearly illustrates

that as moisture levels increase no

significant changes to thermal conductivity

will occur. This consistency demonstrates

the versatility of sheep’s wool insulation

and an ability to cope in contrasting

environments and levels of humidity.

“By allowing the structure to breathe

whilst maintaining thermal resistance Black

Mountain Natuwool helps to conserve the

building, improve air quality and maximise

thermal efficiency.”

Black Mountain sheep wool insulation

achieves a fire performance rating of Euro

Class E which ensures that the material

is flame retardant. This means that the

product will not cause or exacerbate a fire.

This flexible insulation is ideal for use

in confined spaces; lofts, rafters, walls

and floors and its ease of use makes

the installation process faster and more

efficient. Natuwool is the preferred choice

of organisations such as Historical Scotland,

The National Trust and English Heritage.

For more information contact

sales@blackmountianinsulation.

com or visit

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DIY

GARAGE

CONVERSION

Converting a garage is an

ideal solution for adding

space and light, as well

as increasing property

value. Let’s look into it a

little more...

C

onverting a garage is a

fantastic way to facilitate

working from home, yet

not impinge on your home

life. If you work from home already, you

will be well aware of the need to have a

completely separate space for your clients

or equipment allowing for work-home

balance.

You may wish for the ideal man den

so you can watch sport, chillax with your

buddies or play table games.

Maybe you want a warmer

workout space, so you have

the comfort and convenience

of a luxury gym without the

membership fee.

Planning permission for garage

conversions is not necessarily

required, but contacting the local

authority prior to construction

is advisable. You may need to

apply for licences, insurance

and registration relating to

your industry if the conversion

is work related, for example

sports therapists would need to

consider this.

The other thing to think about is

sustainability and green living, why? Well,

for starters the thought of a cold, musty

garage as an office space, a gym or even

a workshop doesn’t sound very inviting,

does it?

Also, the once cluttered, cold garage

may need to be approved as a special

10

space, depending on your modality of

work; perhaps you are holding a space

for fitness, or you are using the space

for food prep and selling some proteinpacked

drinks.

One surefire way

to have the perfect

conversion is to get

the insulation right…

ensuring that you

create a safe, warm

environment and

one that will save

you money in the

long run because it

is energy efficient.

A Certificate of

Compliance and

Completion from the

Building Regulations

will need to be

ONE SUREFIRE WAY

TO HAVE THE PERFECT

CONVERSION IS TO

GET THE INSULATION

RIGHT…

awarded, and for this,

certain guidelines are to be

adhered to, including those of insulation

and ventilation:

Walls: The Industry Standards for

Insulation is equal to U-value 0.30 W/

m2K, for walls. This can be achieved with

100mm blockwork, held together with

piers, and 75/85mm insulation.

Existing un-insulated external walls

require an

upgrade, thus

ensuring a

reasonable

thickness of

insulation. This

can be done

either by building an additional skin of

masonry to form a cavity wall, which

can be insulated as it is being built, so

the wall can be dry-lined or plastered.

Alternatively, you can batten 25mm to the

existing wall and place multi-foil across

the face of the battens, then staple it on.

Be sure to tape the joints and overlaps

before fixing another batten at a right

angle to the first one, to allow for the

plasterboard finish.

If existing walls are single leaf

constructions with supporting piers, then

they must be stable with no defects in

order to be deemed satisfactory. There

are two options for insulating the exterior

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wall: either the cavity can be injected

with insulation, or a lining board can be

fixed to the inner face of the wall prior to

plastering.

If the existing external wall is only

105mm thick, then an insulated cavity

must be provided with a new inner skin

of blockwork or timber studwork. If the

garage has good conditioned 225mm

thick solid brick walls, it will require a

damp-proof course, as well as insulation

board lining.

Pitched Roofs: Upgrade to new

house standards of 0.16 U-value by

stapling in place multi-foil insulation under

the rafters and putting PIR insulation

between the rafters. Please check with the

manufacturers for advice on the thickness

of PIR required.

Floor: The garage floor’s thermal

performance U-value requirement is

0.25 W/m2K. This can be achieved by

either covering the floor with rigid PIR foil

insulation, and by then laying 19mm or

22mm tongue and groove flooring grade

chipboard on top of the insulation to create

a floating floor. Or if the floor has to be

raised to a higher level to correspond with

the existing floor height, then a greater

thickness of PIR foil board can be used.

Windows: Adequate ventilation is

required, with window openings needing

to be equal to 1/20th of the room’s

floor area, and trickle-vents providing

background ventilation of between

4000mm2 and 8000mm2, depending

on room type. All windows and doors

must be draft proof, and double-glazed

with a maximum U-value of 2 W/m2/K.

If the room does not have direct external

access, then an escape window needs to

be fitted between 800-1100mm above

ground level, with an area of 0.33m2, and

minimum dimension of 450mm squared.

Doors and windows require an insulated

damp proof course if installed in a cavity

wall, and if installed in a solid wall then

insulated dry lining around the opening

must be fitted in order to prevent thermal

bridging.

Get the insulation right and you’ll have

a great foundation for the perfect energy

and cash efficient workspace for clients, or

an extra space for your ideal den, as well as

add value to your home if you ever wish to

sell up at some point.

For more information on insulation,

including videos and drawings,

visit www.alumaflex.co.uk

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DIY

SPITFIRE ENGINE

COFFEE

TABLE

The table is made from

the crank case, one set

of bores and liners, and

two cylinder heads.

In May 2015 Refunk’d was

commissioned to create a

coffee table using part of a

Merlin spitfire engine. Ursh

Stevens reveals the magic

behind the creation of ‘The

Wizard’...

T

he Refunk’d team love a

challenge and never turn

one down. In fact, the more

random the challenge, the

better – it allows us to access our over active

imaginations – So when Oxford Innovation

Ltd came to us and said they wanted a table

made from an old spitfire engine our ears

certainly pricked up.

The table was commissioned for one

of their new centres, located in Fareham,

which is sited on an old spitfire base.

Having never had to source a spitfire

engine before it was time to turn to Google

of course! The reality soon kicked in that

a full engine was going to be too big, too

expensive and too difficult to source, so

we narrowed down the search to find

something that would work as a table –

something, relevant, but still unpredictable.

After many email conversations, we

settled on the crankcase; one set of cylinder

bores, and two cylinder heads. The deal

was done, and the pallet of parts arrived…

Goodies that were a massive part of history;

history that we were going to rework

to make a distinctive piece of statement

furniture.

When the parts arrived at the workshop

they looked nothing more than a heap

of scrap – and the delivery driver was

unconvinced when he was told the items

on the pallet where soon to be a coffee

table... We will

never forget

his words, “I

have a pallet

for you, a pallet

of scrap — so I

hope you know

what you have

bought!”

It certainly

was the most

expensive pallet

of ‘scrap’ we

have bought to

date, but we

were excited to

get started. Although at this point, we still

didn’t have a clear idea on how we would

create the table.

In a very British fashion we stood

around the pallet with our mugs of tea

and discussed what we could do to make

a striking table that our clients would

immediately love; one their clients would be

wowed by.

Ideas were brewing.

Mugs down, tools at the ready and we set

about creating.

Making the ‘The Wizard’:

We inverted one of the heads in order to

show the underside.

We made legs to attach to the crankcase.

Once we were happy with the design, we

started the mammoth task of hand cleaning

the engine. We opted for this, as opposed

to having it sand blasted as we wanted

to gently preserve the

metal and not give an

over finished end result.

We created brackets

to support the cylinder

heads which in turn

would support the

large top. We opted for

toughened glass as it is

strong and functional,

but also displays the

engine beautifully.

After the lengthy

cleaning of all parts, we

had to choose a colour for a spray-painted

finish. The corporate colours of the centre

are pink and teal and we knew we wanted

to incorporate one of them into the design.

The pink won; it was the more vibrant

of the two choices and it somehow put

a feminine touch to the piece; balancing

out the strong design. Pink is also our

marked tribute in memory of the women

that worked the land, in the ammunition

factories and for those that lost their loved

ones.

Whilst it sounds straightforward, there

was a lot of trial and error; trying different

designs for maximum visual impact. The

results are worth it, as ‘The Wizard’ is a

truly magical, piece of stunningly distinctive

furniture and a solid part of history.

See more creations at

www.refunked.com

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This guide outlines the

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a timber frame and

horizontal deck board

positioning. Bear in

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designs will require

different techniques and

joist spacing...

Planning and Preparation

Start by deciding the location of your

deck, bearing in mind factors such

as sunlight and privacy. Try to avoid

heavily shaded areas as they will

require more maintenance, and avoid

damp areas completely.

Carefully plan your deck before

starting, as this will limit cutting and

wastage, and will help you to be

accurate when ordering the materials

that you need.

When designing the deck, remember

to factor in gaps of 5-8mm between

deck boards into your plans.

If you are going to build your decking

next to a house, make sure it’s 150mm

below the damp proof course and that

you don’t cover any air bricks.

Plan the deck to ensure the fall of

the frame is 1:100 and running away

from the house, this will aid water

run-off and will help to stop the deck

from becoming slippery. Bear in mind

this fall when checking the levels

throughout the build.

We would advise that you plan your

deck to fit only whole deck boards,

to avoid having to cut a deck board

lengthways to fill a gap.

Do it Right!

Always use structural treated timber

and screws designed specifically for

the job. This will ensure that the deck

is built to last.

Treat all cut surfaces with two coats of

preservative and drill holes.

When sawing, use the 90-degree

guide marker on your saw, or a set

square, to help you make accurate

cuts.

When drilling, mark out all pilot holes

to ensure your fixings are as accurate

as possible.

Sand down ends of timber to remove

splinters.

If you need to cut a board lengthways,

do it with either a handsaw or circular

saw, and place it at the area of least

through traffic. Then, lay your deck

boards from the opposite end.

It is possible to build a deck on your

own, but it is much easier with a spare

pair of hands, so ask a friend if they

can help out.

Staying Safe

Firmly secure the timber and take care

when sawing or drilling.

When drilling, it’s best to wear safety

goggles.

Wear protective gloves when handling

the deck boards or applying wood

preserver.

Always follow manufacturer’s

instructions for drying and safety

when using wood preserver.

Wear safety goggles and a dust mask

when using a jigsaw.

Wear a dust mask when sanding any

cut ends of wood.

Offcuts of treated timber should be

disposed of safely and shouldn’t be

burnt – a recycling centre should be

able to advise on the best method.

Bear in mind that joists can be heavy,

so take care or ask for assistance when

moving them.

Aftercare

Once the decking is complete, apply

a decking stain to further protect the

timber. These come in a variety of

colours so be sure to look at the range.

If you choose a shady spot, it’s best to

clean and treat the wood annually to

help preserve the timber.

To keep the deck clean, remove any

dirt or leaves with regular brushing.

Preparing the Area

Step 1 - An existing patio or concrete base

can be used as a solid foundation for your

deck. Start by measuring and marking out

your decking area.

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Step 2 - If laying the deck over lawn, mark

out the area then dig out to a depth of

50mm. Cover the ground with landscaping

fabric and add gravel. For soft ground,

place paving stones on top of the gravel;

this will support the joists and preserve

the timber.

Step 4 - Then, cut the joist to length. If

you need to avoid any obstacles, such as

a pipe, then measure and cut the joist

accordingly.

support the timber if needs be. Check the

wall plate is level.

Adding a Wall Plate

If you are building a fixed deck that joins

onto a house then you will need to attach

a wall plate. If you are building a freestanding

deck then skip to the ‘Assembling

the frame’ section.

Step 1 - Start by marking a vertical line

that ultimately the end of the wall plate

will be placed against. This will mark the

corner of the decking.

Step 5 - Measure 100mm in from one end

and mark the wood and, using a set square

to ensure a straight line, draw a vertical

line down from your mark.

Step 6 - Measure 50mm down from the

top of the line and 50mm up from the

bottom and mark the wood; this is where

the pilot holes will be drilled. Repeat this

process at 600mm intervals down the

length of the wall plate.

Step 10 - Before securing the wall plate

to the house, double check the deck board

fits beneath the sill.

Step 11 - Drill guide holes into the wall

using a 7mm masonry drill bit. It’s best to

ask someone to hold the timber in place

for you whilst you drill the holes.

Step 2 - If planning around a step or a sill

check the design fits by taking an offcut of

deck board, holding it up to the lowest part

of the sill and marking a small line beneath it.

Step 7 - Upon reaching the far end of

the wood, measure and mark out another

100mm section.

Step 12 - Move the wall plate away and

complete the holes by drilling directly into

the wall.

Step 3 - From that line, drop the board

down by 10mm to allow for expansion and

draw a level line using a spirit level. This line

will be the guideline for attaching the wall

plate to the wall so extend this line across

the full width of the decking if possible.

Step 8 - Drill the pilot holes using a 6mm

drill bit.

Step 13 - Take the wall plugs and insert

them into the drilled holes; you can use a

hammer to push them into place. Then,

move the wall plate back into position,

making sure it’s still in line with the original

corner mark on the wall.

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Step 9 - Put the wall plate into position in

line with your guideline and use packers to

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Step 14 - Insert 6mm x 100mm screws through

the holes in the wall plate and hang galvanised or

plastic washers on the end. Use enough washers

to ensure a 10mm gap between the wall and the

wall plate.

Step 4 - Measure 75mm from each side of the

join and mark the wood. Then measure 150mm

from each side of the join and again, mark the

wood. From each of the four marks, use a set

square to draw a straight vertical line.

Adding Internal Joists

Step 1 - To work out how many internal joists

are needed, measure 400mm from the centre

of the external joists and draw a mark. Measure

Step 15 - Hand tighten the screws into the wall

plugs before using a drill and driver bit to secure

them. If there is an obstacle repeat this process to

attach the second plate to the wall.

Step 5 - Mark two evenly spaced pilot holes

onto each of the lines you have drawn. Drill pilot

holes using a 6mm wood drill bit. Secure with

100mm screws. Countersink the screws if you

are adding fascia boards. Then, move your joists

into position.

from this mark and repeat at 400mm intervals

across the rest of the joist, making sure you never

exceed the recommended spacing.

Step 2 - Once you know how many internal joists

Assembling the Frame

you need, you can measure and cut accordingly.

Step 1 - If your decking is going to be longer than

the decking joists, you will need to join two sections

together. If you don’t need to join your joists then

move them into position and skip to step 6.

Step 6 - The frame should be at the required

level before fixing, so place risers, paving slabs

or treated offcuts of timber at 500mm intervals,

then check with a spirit level. Also check that the

corners are square using a set square.

Step 3 - If you need to extend your internal joists,

follow the same method as you did to join the

external joists but with the addition of an extra

600mm section on the opposite side, to sandwich

Step 2 - To join your joists, start by measuring

and cutting the section you need to reach the

required length.

Step 7 - To join the frame, mark and drill pilot

holes before fixing two external grade 150mm

timber drive screws into each corner. If you are

adding a fascia then you will need to countersink

the screws.

the joist in place. Offset the bolts slightly so they

don’t come into contact.

Step 4 - Secure the joist in your workbench and

Step 3 - Measure and cut a 600mm section and

mark at 300mm to show where the centre point

is. Secure the three sections in your workbench or

saw horse, ensuring that the 300mm mark lines

up with the join in the joists.

Step 4 - Measure 75mm from each side of the

Step 8 - If some corners of the decking are hard

to access, secure the joists by drilling skewed

pilot holes at a 45-degree angle into the wood

and fix with 100mm external grade screws. Once

the frame is secure, double check that it is at the

required level.

attach a joist hanger to each end using 30mm

exterior screws.

Step 5 - To secure the joist to the frame, place it

into position with the centre of the joist lining up

with the 400mm spacer mark. The joist needs to

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be flush with the exterior frame, so use an extra

pair of hands or packers to keep it in place.

Step 2 - If you are attaching a fascia board,

allow for an overhang and screw through the

third groove in from the outside edge of the deck

board. This will ensure the board is firmly secured

to the decking frame.

Step 6 - Use a set square to extend your 400mm

guide marker down onto the external face. From

this line, measure up 40mm from the bottom and

down 40mm from the top, and mark two pilot

hole guides.

Step 7 - Drill the pilot holes using a 6mm wood

drill bit. Then, drill countersink holes and secure

with 100mm timber drive screws. Repeat this

for the rest of the joists, but always make sure

the top of the joist is flush with the frame before

securing.

Step 2 - To attach them, put the nogging into

position and add packers if necessary.

Step 3 - Draw a line down the centre of the

nogging’s position on both of the joists it will join

to. Then, measure and mark pilot hole guides

40mm from the bottom and 40mm from the top

on each side.

Step 3 - For the rest of the boards, always screw

into the second groove from each side and fix to

the frame with 64mm decking screws. Repeat this

at the opposite end of the board, as this will ensure

the board remains straight, and then work down

the board, fixing the screws into each joist below.

Step 4 - To ensure you maintain a gap of

between 5mm and 8mm between each deck

board, create a suitably sized spacer from an

offcut of timber and use it to check that the gap

between boards is equal all the way along.

Step 5 - If you need to cut a deck board to

accommodate an obstacle, create a template and

mark the saw guideline onto the wood, then cut

with a jigsaw.

Step 4 - Drill pilot holes before securing the

nogging with 100mm external timber drive

screws. Once all the noggings are in place, do

any final levelling and check that all joists are

supported at 500mm intervals.

Step 8 - If you have to secure the joist onto an

unexposed side of the frame, drill two skewed

pilot holes on each side before securing with

screws.

Step 5 - If your decking has an obstacle, such

as a drain, add extra noggings around it for

additional support.

Adding Fascia Boards

Step 1 - Mark the fascia board with a line at

50mm from each end. Then, from the first 50mm

line, measure out and mark lines at 600mm

intervals down the length of the board.

Step 9 - Once the joists are in place, add the final

30mm screws to each joist hanger. Repeat this

until all of the joists are secure.

Adding Noggings

Laying the Deck Boards

Step 1 - When laying deck boards, it’s best

to pre-drill all holes with a 2mm bit to prevent

damage or splitting. You can also countersink the

holes to get a smoother finish.

Step 2 - Put the fascia into position and place

small offcuts of wood or packers underneath the

fascia to level it. Using the lines that you’ve drawn

as a guide, pre-drill guide holes into the second

groove in from each side. Secure with 64mm

decking screws.

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Step 1 - Measure out and prepare enough

noggings so that the distance between them will

never be greater than 1200mm. To avoid having

to skew screws, it’s best to stagger the noggings;

bear this in mind when planning where they will

be positioned.

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Go to www.wickes.co.uk for ‘How to

assemble deck railings’ and ‘How to

install deck lighting’ guides.

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COMPARISON

Seoul mates

Two months ago, we named Hyundai’s Kona Kona

Electric as the best car of of its its kind. But But has has fellow fellow

Korean brand Kia made better use use of of the the very very

same battery and motor with its its e-Niro?

Photography: John Bradshaw

* Not including £3500 government grant

* Not including £3500 government grant

THE CONTENDERS

Hyundai Kona Electric

Kia Kia e-Niro

64kWh Premium

First First Edition

List price £36,345*

List List price £36,495*

Target Price £36,345*

Target Price £36,495*

NEW

Our favourite electric car,

thanks in part to its massive

Real Range of 259 miles.

CARS HAVE CHANGED dramatically

since the very first, Karl Benz’s

Patent-Motorwagen, spluttered into

life life in in 1885. One thing has stayed

constant, however: the popularity

of of the the internal combustion engine.

Despite electric power having

promised a quieter and cleaner

alternative for this entire 133-year

period, it it has has always been sidelined

due dueto to range concerns and expense.

But Butwith battery capacity worries

now now diminished by Tesla, we were

The Thee-Niro promises a similarly

a similarly

impressive range range but but in a

in a

more practical package.

just just waiting for for this this technology to

to

filter down into into a more a more affordable

package. That That day day came came with with the

the

introduction of of the the Hyundai Hyundai Kona

Kona

Electric, a acar car that that doesn’t doesn’t cost cost the

the

earth earthbut but might might well well help help save save it.

it.

The TheKona Kona instantly instantly became

became

our ourfavourite electric electric car, car, but but its

its

reign reignmight be be short-lived, short-lived, due

due

to tothe thearrival of of the the e-Niro e-Niro from

from

Hyundai’s sister sister brand, brand, Kia. Kia. With

With

the thesame samebattery and and motor

motor

set-up, set-up, it it promises promises similar

similar

performance in a slightly in a slightly larger, larger,

generate generate wheelspin wheelspin when pulling when pulling

more more family-friendly package. package.

away if away you if aren’t you gentle. aren’t gentle.

These These tyres also tyres contribute also contribute to the to the

DRIVING

Kona feeling Kona feeling less composed less composed when when

Performance, ride, ride,

it’s being it’s being hustled hustled along aalong twistya twisty

handling,refinement

road. There road. There isn’t asisn’t much as grip, much while grip, while

the steering the steering isn’t asisn’t accurate as accurate as the as the

If you If you think think of golf of golf buggies buggies and and

e-Niro’s, e-Niro’s, either. either. Even so, Even youso, would you would

mobility mobility scooters scooters when when you picture you picture

describe describe the latter the car’s latter handling car’s handling as as

affordable affordable electric electric transportation,

tidy rather tidy rather than fun.

than fun.

the the Kona Kona and and e-Niro e-Niro might might come come Crucially, Crucially, the e-Niro the e-Niro can stop can in stop a

in a

as aas bita of bit aof shock. a shock. The former The former shorter shorter distance distance from both from30 both and

30 and

manages manages a brisk a brisk 7.1sec 7.1sec in thein sprint the sprint 70mph 70mph and has and a more has aconsistent-

more consistent-

from from 0-60mph, 0-60mph, while while the latter the latter is isfeeling feeling brake pedal, brake enabling pedal, enabling you to

you to

even even quicker, quicker, at 6.9sec at 6.9sec – a difference – a difference stop more stop smoothly.

more smoothly.

mainly mainly down down to grippier to grippier tyres, tyres, In both Incars, bothyou’re cars, you’re able to able adjust

to adjust

because because both both produce produce 201bhp. 201bhp. the level theof level regenerative of regenerative braking

braking

Even Even more more impressive impressive is theis the (the amount (the amount of electricity of electricity harvested

harvested

amount amount of punch of punch these these cars have, cars have, by the by car the as you car as slow youdown) slowfrom

down) from

whether whether you’re you’re gaining gaining speed speed on on noticeable noticeable to so strong to so strong that you that can

you can

the the move move or from or from a fulla stop. full stop. It’s It’s drive without drive without using the using brake thepedal

brake pedal

certainly certainly great great for acceleration, for acceleration, but but for much for much of the time. of theYou time. increase

You increase

it does it does mean mean you’ll you’ll feel the feel steering the steering and decrease and decrease the severity the severity by pulling

by pulling

wheel wheel writhing writhing in your in your hands hands when when paddles paddles behind behind the steering the steering wheel.

wheel.

you you really really stamp stamp on the on accelerator, the accelerator, But these Butaren’t thesecars aren’t that cars you

that you

especially especially on rutted on rutted roads. roads. This is This is would would buy for buy driving for driving thrills; thrills; more

more

particularly particularly noticeable noticeable in thein Kona, the Kona, important important is how is they howbehave they behave on

on

and and its lower-rolling-resistance

its lower-rolling-resistance your daily yourslog. dailyLet’s slog. start Let’s with start the

with the

tyres tyres mean mean you you can inadvertently

can inadvertentlyburning burning question question of range. ofThe

range. The

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2

3 3

INFOTAINMENT

Hyundai gets gets off toff ato cracking a cracking

start start by mounting by its 8.0in its 8.0in

touchscreen at the at very the very top of top of

the the Kona’s Kona’s dashboard, because because

this this means means you you don’t don’t have have to look to look

too too far from far from the the road road to see to it. see it.

The The graphics are are pretty pretty crisp crisp and and

the the menus menus are are simple simple enough enough to to

navigate – although – although the home the home

icon icon is aisbit asmall. bit small. Plus, Plus, you get you get

handy handy physical physical shortcut shortcut buttons. buttons.

Apple Apple CarPlay, CarPlay, Android Android Auto, Auto,

sat-nav sat-nav and and even even a high-end a high-end

Krell Krell stereo stereo are are standard. standard.

1

11 Under the cupholders

and gear selector is a

handy shelf. Just don’t

forget your wallet…

2 Instrument display is is

digital, like the e-Niro’s,

but don’t expect Audi

levels of configurability

3 3Everything is well is well

screwed together, but but the the

plastics feel feel a bit a bit cheap cheap

for for a car a car costing £36k £36k

KIA E-NIRO

1

22

INFOTAINMENT

BEST BEST

DRIVING

Unlike Unlike our our German German test car, test car,

POSITION

UK-spec e-Niros e-Niros feature feature an an

8.0in 8.0in touchscreen with with a similar a similar

appearance and and identical identical

functionality to the to Kona’s. the Kona’s. Indeed, Indeed,

the the only only real real difference is where is where

the the display display and and its shortcut its shortcut

buttons buttons are are located.Although

some some might might prefer prefer the cleaner the cleaner

integration into into the dashboard, the it it

means means you you have have to take to take your your eyes eyes

farther farther from from the the road road to use to it. use it.

For For safety safety reasons, reasons, that that gives gives the the

Kona’s Kona’s infotainment the edge. the edge.

3 3

e-Niro e-Niro didn’t didn’t quite quite match the the Kona’s

259 259 miles miles in our in our Real Real Range test, test, but but

it came it came really really close, close, at 253 at 253 miles.

The The miles miles will will certainly pass pass

more more pleasantly in the in the e-Niro.

Regardless of speed, of speed, you’ll notice

less less wind wind and and road road noise, a facta fact

confirmed by our by our decibel meter.

Not Not only only is the is the Kona Kona louder, but but

it also it also rides rides less less comfortably,

thudding more more abruptly over over

expansion joints joints and and rounding off off

bumps bumps less less adroitly than than the the e-Niro.

11 Materials are a cut

above the Kona’s, with

plentyof of squishy plastics

on on the dash and doors

2 There are large storage

spaces above this USB

port shelf and beneath

the centre console

3 3Behind the the rotary rotary

gear gear selector are are a a

couple of of cupholders

beneath a sliding a cover cover

BEST BEST

HANDLING HANDLING

BEHIND BEHIND THE THE WHEEL

Driving Driving position, visibility,

build build quality quality

Unlike Unlike the the Nissan Nissan Leaf’s Leaf’s steering

wheel, wheel, which which moves only only up up and and

Kona can be unruly when you accelerate hard, especially in inwet

wet

The The e-Niro e-Niro handles better better yet also yet also has ahas more a more comfortable comfortable ride ride

EQUIPMENT

✓ Standard ✓ Standard ✗ Not ✗ Not available

Hyundai Kona Kona Electric

Kia Kia e-Niro e-Niro

Alloy Alloy

wheel wheel

size size

17in 17in

17in 17in

Adaptive

cruise

control



Climate

control



DAB/

Bluetooth/

sat-nav

✓/✓/✓

✓/✓/✓

Infotainment

Apple

screen size

CarPlay/

Android Auto

8.0in

8.0in

✓/✓

✓/✓

Electric

Heated Heated front front Parking Parking Rear-view Rear-viewKeyless

KeylessMetallic

Metallic

driver’s

seat seat

seats seats sensors sensors

front/rear front/rear

camera camerastart/entry

start/entrypaint

paint

✗✗

✗ ✗ ✓/✓ ✓/✓ ✓/✓ ✓/✓ £565 £565

£565 £565


✓✓

✓/✓ ✓/✓





✓/✓ ✓/✓

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HYUNDAI KONA KONA ELECTRIC

410-695mm

715-1490mm

1015-1220mm

Boot Boot 332-1114 litres litres

Suitcases 4 4

920mm 920mm

1380mm 1380mm

640mm 640mm

950mm 950mm

1410mm 1410mm

1055mm 1055mm

The The Kona Kona is aisfair a fair bit shorter bit shorter than than the the e-Niro, e-Niro, and and it shows. it shows. Rear Rear leg leg room room is tighter, is tighter, so although so although six-footers can can fit, fit,

they they won’t won’t be particularly be comfy. comfy. Factor Factor in its insmaller its smaller boot boot and and the the Kona Kona gets gets the the wooden wooden spoon spoon in the in the space space race race

Boots’suitcase-carrying capacities are measured

with a 560x350x230mm Antler suitcase,with the rear

Boots’suitcase-carrying

seatbacks in place and up

capacities

to the parcel

are measured

shelf

with a 560x350x230mm Antler suitcase,with the rear

seatbacks in place and up to the parcel shelf

WHAT WHAT THEY THEY WILL WILL COST COST All prices All prices correct correct at time at time of testing of testing

down, down, the the Kona’s Kona’s and and e-Niro’s e-Niro’s have have Neither Neither car car features particularly

both both reach reach and and rake rake adjustment to to flexible flexible seating; both both have have a 60/40- a 60/40-

suit suit a wider a wider range range of drivers. of drivers. Even Even split split folding folding rear rear bench bench with with no no

so, it’s so, it’s the the e-Niro e-Niro that that has has the the better better ability ability to recline to recline or slide. or slide. Their Their rear rear

seating seating position, allowing you you to sit to sit seats seats don’t don’t lie perfectly lie flat flat when when

back back comfortably with with your your arms arms they’re they’re folded folded down, down, either, either, but but you you

and and legs legs outstretched, whereas in in could could still still easily easily slide slide in ainbig a big box. box.

Hyundai Kona Kona Electric

Kia Kia e-Niro e-Niro

the the Kona Kona you’re you’re perched over over the the

Marginally cheaper to buy to buy Monthly PCP PCP payments are are pedals pedals and and sitting sitting far far more more upright.

BUYING AND AND OWNING

and and on on company car car tax tax predicted to be to be slightly slightly lower lower While While the the e-Niro e-Niro gets gets heated heated Costs, Costs, equipment, reliability,

front front seats seats and and full full electric electric seat seat safety safety and and security

PRICES PRICES

* Not* including Not including £3500 £3500 government government grant grant adjustment as standard, as you’ll you’ll need need

List List price price £36,345* £36,495*

to jump to jump up up to Premium to SE trim SE trim to to There’s There’s very very little little to separate to the the

Target Target Price Price £36,345* £36,495*

get get these these things things the in the Kona. Kona. Electric ElectricKona Kona and and e-Niro e-Niro on price, on price, with with the the

Company car car tax tax £157,£194,£24 £158,£194,£24

lumbar lumbar adjustment is standard is on on former former being being just just £150 £150 cheaper. As As

(until (until April April 2019,2020,2021)

both both cars cars to help to help stave stave off off lower lower is the is the case case with with any any electric electric car, car, the the

Contract Contract hire hire (per month) (per month) £453 £453 na na

back back pain pain on longer longer journeys.

Government will will give give you you a £3500 a £3500

The The e-Niro’s interior looks looks the the grant grant towards either either list list price, price, but but

RESALE RESALE VALUE VALUE BY YEAR BY YEAR

more more sober sober of the of the two, two, but but it has it has a a no other no other discounts are are available.

35 35

■ Hyundai ■ Kona Kona Electric ■ Kia ■ Kia e-Niro e-Niro better better mix mix of squishy of plastics and and No No doubt doubt most most people people will will be be

30 30

25 25

generally feels feels higher higher in quality. in more more interested in monthly in costs. costs.

That’s That’s not not to say to say the the Kona’s Kona’s is bad; is bad; Well, Well, on 36-month, 10,000-mile-

it may it may be abesea a sea of hard of hard plastic, plastic, but but per-year PCP PCP terms terms with with a £3000 a £3000

it’s it’s well well constructed, with with precisefeeling

deposit, the the Kona Kona will will cost cost you you £569. £569.

20 20

£15,628 £15,628 switches and and controls.

feeling

Businesses looking looking to lease to lease will will

15 15

Forward visibility is good is good in both in both find find the the Kona Kona costs costs £453, £453, while while both both

na na

cars, cars, although slightly slightly bigger bigger side side cars cars attract attract low low benefit-in-kind tax tax

0 year 0 year 1 year 1 year 2 years 2 years 3 years 3 years

and and rear rear windows mean mean it’s it’s easier easier rates. rates. Unfortunately, we we don’t don’t yet yet

THREE-YEAR COST COST

to see to see out out of the of the e-Niro e-Niro over over your your have have confirmed PCP PCP costs costs for for the the

■ Depreciation ■ ■ Insurance ■ ■ Servicing ■ shoulder. Parking shouldn’t be abe a e-Niro, e-Niro, although early early estimations

■ Road ■ Road tax tax ■ Electricity ■ (Real (Real Range)

worry, worry, either, either, because front front and and rear rearsuggest suggest it will it will be slightly be slightly cheaper.

parking sensors sensors and and a rear-view a Equipment levels levels are are high high on on

Hyundai Kona Kona Electric Electric

£2157 £2157

camera camera are are standard on both on both cars. cars. both both of our of our contenders; 17in 17in alloy alloy

wheels, wheels, all-round electric electric windows,

Total Total SPACE SPACE AND AND PRACTICALITY

climate climate control, automatic lights lights

£21,284 £21,284

Front Front space, space, rear rear space, space, and and wipers, wipers, keyless keyless entry entry and and start, start,

£17,217 £17,217 £1200 £1200

seating flexibility, boot boot

wireless smartphone charging

£710 £710

and and adaptive cruise cruise control control are are all all

Even Even those those who who are are more more than than 6ft 6ft standard. The The e-Niro e-Niro edges edges ahead, ahead,

Kia Kia e-Niro e-Niro

£2295 £2295

tall tall will will have have room room up up front front in both in both though, by including by a sunroof, a cars, cars, although they’ll they’ll find find the the Kona Kona leather leather seats seats (heated (heated in the in the front) front)

Total Total gives gives the the most most head head room room by aby a and and a heated a heated steering wheel. wheel.

na na

small small margin, while while the the e-Niro e-Niro has has Both Both cars cars come come with with a Type a Type 2 2

na na £1260 £1260 seats seats that that slide slide a bit a bit farther farther back back (also (also known known as Mennekes) as charging

na na

and and more more width width to its tointerior.

its cable. cable. From From a 7kW a 7kW home home charger,

Move Move rearwards and and the the e-Niro e-Niro this this allows allows you you to charge to charge from from flat flat

PCP PCP FINANCE COSTS COSTS

proves proves far far more more spacious. There’s There’s to full to full in 9hr in 9hr 30min 30min for for the the Kona Kona

Three-year term,£3000 customer deposit,10,000 miles miles per per year year

more more than than 100mm of extra of extra rear rear and and 9hr 9hr 50min 50min for for the the e-Niro. e-Niro.

leg leg room, room, as well as well as aas bit a bit more more When When you you use use a 50kW a 50kW CCS CCS public public

Car Car Hyundai Kona Kona Electric Kia Kia e-Niro e-Niro head head room. room. It’s It’s the the difference

rapid rapid charger, a 0-80% a 0-80% charge charge

Monthly Monthly cost cost £569 £569 na na

between the the tallest tallest of people of people feeling feelingtakes takes a reasonable a 75 minutes. 75 restricted or perfectly or comfortable.

Both Both cars cars come come with with automatic

Manufacturer deposit deposit contribution na na na na

What’s What’s more, more, you you can can squeeze

emergency braking, blindspot

Optional Optional final final payment payment £3000 £3000 na na

more more luggage into into the the e-Niro; e-Niro; its its monitoring and and lane-keeping

Representative APR APR 5.9% 5.9% na na

boot boot can can take take five five carry-on suitcases,

assistance, but but neither neither has has yet yet

Excess Excess mileage mileage charge charge 9.0p 9.0p per per mile mile na na

versus versus the the Kona’s Kona’s four. four. Should Should you you been been appraised by Euro by Euro NCAP. NCAP.

need need to do tosome do some DIY, DIY, the the e-Niro e-Niro also also A word A word of warning: of there’s there’s now now a a

Other Other fees fees na na na na

has has the the longer, longer, taller taller extended load load 10-month waiting list list for for the the Kona; Kona;

bay bay when when the the rear rear seats seats are are down. down. an e-Niro an e-Niro should should arrive arrive far far sooner. sooner.

Value (£1000s)

Value (£1000s)

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BEST

BOOT

SPACE

BEST

REAR

SPACE

765-1615mm

1045-1225mm

390-665mm

1075mm

1440mm

920mm

760mm

1410mm

935mm

Boot 451-1405 litres

Suitcases 5

The e-Niro’s standard sunroof eats into front head room, but there’s still enough space for six-footers.Those in

the rear have plenty of leg room and there’s only a small hump in the floor for the central passenger to straddle

STATS, SPECS AND RATINGS

Hyundai Kona Electric

64kWh Premium

Width 2060mm

1570mm

2600mm

4180mm

ECONOMY & EMISSIONS

SAFETY

2010mm

690mm

REAL RANGE Cost of full charge £8.65

Electricity cost per mile 3.33p

Electricity cost per 12k miles £400

Real Range

259 miles

Official range (WLTP)

CO 2 emissions

279 miles

0g/km

Kia e-Niro

First Edition

Width 2035mm

1570mm

REAL RANGE

2700mm

4375mm

2010mm

750mm

Cost of full charge £8.74

Electricity cost per mile 3.35p

Electricity cost per 12k miles £420

Real Range

253 miles

Official range (WLTP)

CO 2 emissions

282 miles

0g/km

1

SAYS

The Kona Electric may have represented

a breakthrough,but its time at the top has

come to an end after just two months.

For some,its more compact dimensions

will be a bonus,but it’s impossible to

ignore the extra roominess of the e-Niro.

Then there’s the driving experience.

The two cars can go almost the exact

same distance,but the e-Niro is better

mannered.Its slightly softer edge makes it

comfier,yet it also handles more tidily and

accelerates in a less flustered manner.

Pricing sets the result in stone,because

for all of its superiorities,the Niro will cost

you just £150 more to buy than the Kona.

Euro NCAP crash rating Not yet tested Euro NCAP crash rating Not yet tested

POWERTRAIN

Engine

Battery size

Peak power

Peak torque

Gearbox

PERFORMANCE

0-60mph

7.1sec

CARS PICTURED

Electric motor

64kWh

201bhp

291lb ft

Single-speed automatic

Top

speed

104mph

Acceleration

30-70mph in kickdown 6.5sec

30-50mph in kickdown 2.5sec

50-70mph in kickdown 4.0sec

Braking

30-0mph 9.3m 70-0mph 49.7m

Noise

At 30mph 62.8dB At 70mph 69.9dB

Hyundai Kona Electric 64kWh Premium SE with metallic

Tangerine Comet paint (£565) and two-tone roof (£420)

Engine

Battery size

Peak power

Peak torque

Gearbox

0-60mph

6.9sec

Electric motor

64kWh

201bhp

291Ib ft

Single-speed automatic

Top

speed

104mph

Acceleration

30-70mph in kickdown 6.2sec

30-50mph in kickdown 2.4sec

50-70mph in kickdown 3.8sec

Braking

30-0mph 8.3m 70-0mph 44.9m

Noise

At 30mph 61.4dB At 70mph 69.0dB

Kia e-Niro First Edition with Graphite paint (£565)

Weather conditions Dry

Kia e-Niro

For Better ride and handling; hot hatchrivalling

acceleration; spacious interior

Against Can struggle to put its power

down; limited rear seat flexibility

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Hyundai Kona Electric

For Slightly longer range; cheaper to buy;

better-placed infotainment screen

Against Cramped rear seats; smaller boot;

imprecise handling; interior feels cheaper

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COMPARISON

All in a

day’s work

MERCEDES-BENZ X-CLASS

TOYOTA HILUX

FIAT FULLBACK CROSS

SSANGYONG MUSSO

VOLKSWAGEN AMAROK

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Pick-ups mega-test

Do you think

pick-ups are just

farm or building

site workhorses?

Think again.

Here, we choose

the best of

them from the

UK’s eight main

contenders

Photography: John Bradshaw

FORD RANGER

NISSAN NAVARA

MITSUBISHI L200

YEE-HAH, COWBOY: welcome

to What Car?’s Wild West London.

But before you kick down the

saloon bar doors and order

yourself a whiskey, let’s put our

pick-up truck stereotypes to one

side for a minute.

Once exclusively thought of

as the farmer’s vehicle of choice

and not much more, this class has

come a long way in recent years; in

fact, the market is isbooming.

Why the interest in them? Well,

while they are admittedly still

a way off the on-road dynamic

ability of most mainstream SUVs,

the latest pick-ups are better to

drive than ever. And if ifyou run one

as a company car, you’ll pay a flat

rate of benefit-in-kind (BIK) tax

that is issubstantially lower than for

most mainstream cars. Leasing

rates can be very competitive, too.

So, with ever-improving road

manners and wallet-stroking tax

breaks, pick-ups can now make a

lot of sense to a lot of buyers, and

it’s time to take this class seriously.

To find out how they compare,

we’ve gathered together every

example on sale right now – other

than the Isuzu D-Max, which is is

currently undergoing a facelift –

to sort the wheat from the chaff.

All eight come in a four-door,

dual-cab bodystyle (which is ismore

practical than the single-cab

alternative that some offer), and

all but one are powered by fourcylinder

diesel engines ranging

is issize from 2.2 to 3.0 litres; the

exception is isthe Volkswagen

Amarok, which has a V6. Fourwheel

drive is isstandard in all cases.

It’s high noon – time to saddle

up and see which is isthe best pickup

you can buy in the UK today.

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Cutting Tools

Cordless Jigsaw Corded Jigsaw Corded Multi Tool

Corded

Angle Grinder

PST 18 LI PST 800 PEL PMF 220 CE PWS 700 - 115

Ideal for making cuts in

garden decking

• 18V Baretool Power Source

• 2400spm Stroke Rate

• 1.63kg Machine Weight

Ideal for cutting work tops to

shape

• 530W Power Source

• 500-3000spm Stroke Rate

• 2kg Machine Weight

Code: 132178

Code: 157446 Code: 150545

£79.00

£78.00

Ideal for removing tiles and

sanding chairs

• 220W Power Source

• 2000 opm No-load Speed

• 1.68kg Machine Weight

£79.00

Ideal for grinding down

rusted iron gates

• 700W Power Source

• 115mm Grinding Wheel

Diameter

• 1.68kg Machine Weight

Code: 132182

£45.00

Prices correct on Wickes website at time of going to press.

To shop the full Bosch range, please visit www.wickes.co.uk


Sanding Tools

Corded

Detail Sander

Cordless

Multi Sander

Corded Planer

PSM 100 A PSM 18 LI PHO 1500

Ideal for sanding staircases

and banisters

• 100W Power Source

• 26,000opm Stroke Rate

• 104cm 2 Sanding Surface

Code: 132179

£37.00

Ideal for sanding outdoor

benches and chairs

• 18V Baretool Power Tool

• 104Cm² Sanding Surface

• 1.3kg Machine Weight

Code: 157448

£68.00

Ideal for making shelves

and adjusting cupboard doors

• 550W Power Source

• 19500rpm No-load Speed

• 1.5mm Cutting Depth

Code: 132193

£75.00

Fixing Tools

Cordless

Screwdriver

Corded

Hammer Drill

Cordless

Hammer Drill

Corded Rotary

Hammer Drill

IXO

UniversalImpact 700

PSB 1800 LI-2

PBH 2100 Compact

Ideal for putting up flat packed

furniture

• 3.6V/1.5Ah Power Source

• 4.5Nm Max Torque

• 0.3kg Machine Weight

Ideal for drilling through

tougher materials

• 701W Power Source

• 45000spm Impact Rate

• 0-50/3000rpm No-load Speed

Ideal for securing cupboards

and radiators to masonry

• 18V/1.5Ah (x2) Power Source

• 8mm Max Screw Diameter

• 1.3kg Machine Weight

Ideal for hanging flower

baskets on brick walls

• 550W Power Source

• 5800bpm Impact Rate

• 2300rpm No-load Speed

Code: 145296

Code: 169633

Code: 132176

Code: 132189

£35.00

£75.00

£90.00

£80.00

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years, please visit www.MyBosch-Tools.com within

28 days of purchase and register it in ‘My Bosch’.


COMPARISON

Fiat Fullback

Cross 2.4

180hp D-CAB

List price inc VAT

£34,673

List price ex VAT

£29,074

SHARING IS CARING, and there are

a few examples of this in the pickup

world. Mitsubishi, for example,

leant its fifth-generation L200 to

Fiat, which used it to create the

almost identical Fiat Fullback.

Sitting at the top of the Fullback

range, here we have the Fullback

Cross, which sports some subtle

cosmetic changes, including

larger, 17in alloy wheels.

The result? Unfortunately

for Fiat, it isn’t all good. The

interior is decidedly drab, with

cheap-looking plastic wherever

your gaze falls – apart from the

unexpectedly upmarket paddle

shifters for the automatic gearbox.

The driving position is also the

worst here (tied with the L200),

with a high-set seating position

combining with a surprisingly

heavily raked roofline to leave a

restricted view forwards; a big

chunk of what you see is taken up

by the roof lining.

Rear head room is the equal

worst of this group as well (the

L200’s is no better), although

the flipside is that rear leg room

is palatial by class standards.

Sadly, the Fullback has the

narrowest load bed of all our

pick-ups and its towing capacity

is among the worst.

On the road, things don’t get

any better. The Fullback’s steering

is vague and imprecise, with the

result that if you go down a broken

B-road at speed, you’ll find the

steering wheel jumping around

in your hands, requiring you to

make continual inputs to stay on

course. The Fullback also has a

very bouncy ride, crashing over

the slightest hint of a bump, and

while the ride calms down slightly

when there’s a load in the back, it’s

still among the worst here.

The 177bhp 2.4-litre diesel

engine has a very agricultural

sound to it, but it does at least

quieten down at a cruise, and it

pulls impressively. The gearbox

feels similarly old-hat, being a fivespeed

automatic while most of the

other gearboxes here have more

gears and shift more smoothly.

If your pick-up has to have a Fiat

badge on it, we’d suggest sticking

with the standard Fullback instead

of the Cross; it isn’t any better but

is at least cheaper to buy.

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1

1 Infotainment system is

slow-witted – and there’s

no Apple or Android

smartphone mirroring

915mm

1390mm

2

2 Wherever your

hand falls, you’ll be

disappointed by the

quality of materials used

710mm

3 Useful A-pillar grab

handles help those in the

front to haul themselves

up into their seat

940mm

1430mm

1070mm

Leg room is generous front and rear, but head room is tight; relatively narrow interior means three abreast in the back is a squeeze

Fullback is one of the quickest here, but its engine sounds coarse; on-road manners are poor, with vague steering and a bouncy ride

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STATS, SPECS AND RATINGS

0-62mph

9.8sec

Top

speed

110mph

Engine 4cyl,2442cc,diesel

Peak power 177bhp @ 3500rpm

Peak torque 317Ib ft @ 2500rpm

Gearbox 5-spd automatic

Kerb weight 1875kg

Turning circle 11.8m

Economy 37.7mpg

(NEDC average)

Tank 75 litres

CO 2 emissions 196g/km

SAFETY

Euro NCAP crash rating

Not tested

AEB No


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BEST

HANDLING

STATS, SPECS AND RATINGS

0-62mph

12.8sec

Top

speed

109mph

Engine 4cyl,2198cc,diesel

Peak power 158bhp @ 3700rpm

Peak torque 284Ib ft @ 1500rpm

Gearbox 6-spd automatic

Kerb weight 1875kg

Turning circle 11.8m

Economy 36.2mpg

(NEDC average)

Tank 80 litres

CO 2 emissions 207g/km

SAFETY

Ranger leans the least in corners, plus it has the most accurate steering and the most grip; its engine is somewhat asthmatic, though

Euro NCAP crash rating

yyyyy

All protection

96% 86% 81% 71%

AEB No

Ford Ranger

Black Edition

Double Cab

2.2 TDCi 160PS

List price inc VAT

£34,495

List price ex VAT

£28,796

THE IDEA OF a luxury pick-up

is nothing new; the Americans

have been building and buying

them for ages, making use of a

tax loophole that allows small

business owners to purchase a

fully loaded ‘truck’ for far less than

an equivalent luxury saloon. It’s

one of the reasons why the Ford

F-150 isn’t just the best-selling

pick-up in the US; it’s the bestselling

vehicle in the world.

The tax nuances in the UK are a

little different, of course, but the

effect is the same: more buyers

than ever are buying pick-ups, and

the Ford Ranger, following in the

footsteps of its American relative,

is the best-selling one yet.

It’s easy to see why from

behind the wheel. Indeed, by

pick-up standards, the interior is

relatively upmarket; the plastics

feel solid and well screwed

together, the switches and knobs

are all slick in operation and

higher-spec models such as this

Black Edition come packed with

technology such as Ford’s Sync 3

infotainment system.

970mm

There’s plenty of head and leg room front and rear for four or five tall adults, although shoulder room could be better in the back

1

1430mm

1 The Sync 3

infotainment system is

sharp and responsive but

not that intuitive to use

2

690mm

3

2 All the switches and

knobs are conveniently

laid out and can be used

while wearing gloves

970mm

3 Standard eight-way

electric seats allow you

to tailor your driving

position perfectly

1440mm

1060mm

But where the Ranger really

sets itself apart from the pack

is on the road. Turn in to a tight

corner and immediately you

come to appreciate the steering’s

accuracy and response, as well as

the Ranger’s resistance to body

lean compared with its rivals.

And while the ride can be a little

choppy around town, it settles

down at higher speeds or when

you put some weight in the bed.

Our only real complaint relates

to the engine and gearbox, because

while on paper the Ranger sports

respectable payload and towing

capacities, in reality its 158bhp

2.2-litre diesel feels asthmatic.

It doesn’t pull with the fervour

you’d expect from a heavy-duty

pick-up, and it sends plenty of

vibrations through the steering

wheel and pedals.

We’d also recommend opting

for a manual gearbox, because

the six-speed automatic fitted

to our test car was the most

sluggish, dim-witted and powersapping

of the lot.

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COMPARISON

Mercedes-Benz

X-Class

X250d 4Matic

Progressive

List price inc VAT

£36,612

List price ex VAT

£30,510

IT’S TAKEN SOME time to get used

to the sight of a Mercedes-Benz

badge nestled among this line-up

of rough and ready pick-up trucks.

It’s the first of its kind from the

brand, but it did have a bit of a

head start, because it’s based on

the Nissan Navara.

Inside, however, the X-Class

looks and feels very different

from the Navara. Its interior is the

smartest-looking of the eight, with

lots of chrome accents and plenty

of stitched leather. The driving

position is good, too, although it’s

a shame that the steering wheel

doesn’t adjust for reach.

The X-Class is one of the

longest pick-ups here, resulting

in impressive rear leg room, and

its interior is among the widest.

Head room isn’t great in the

back compared with some of the

others, but the X-Class doesn’t feel

cramped, so you’ll be comfortable

as a passenger on a long journey.

The long body means the

X-Class has a long load bed as

well, although it’s the shallowest.

This isn’t necessarily a bad thing,

Performance is relatively sedate, but the X-Class has a quiet engine and generates little road noise, making it relaxing to drive

920mm

965mm

1470mm

1495mm

695mm

1065mm

Steering wheel doesn’t adjust for reach, but even tall drivers aren’t short on space; interior is wide and rear leg room is plentiful

1

1 Interior looks plush,

but some materials,

such as these air vents,

feel a bit cheap

2

3

2 Comand infotainment

system impresses, with a

crisp display and helpful

rotary dial controller

3 There are no issues

with space up front,

although there aren’t

enough storage cubbies

STATS, SPECS AND RATINGS

0-62mph

11.8sec

Top

speed

109mph

Engine 4cyl,2298cc,diesel

Peak power 185bhp @ 3750rpm

Peak torque 332Ib ft @ 1500-2500rpm

Gearbox 7-spd automatic

Kerb weight 2234kg

Turning circle 12.4m

Economy 35.8mpg

(NEDC average)

Tank 73 litres

CO 2 emissions 207g/km

SAFETY

Euro NCAP crash rating

yyyyy

All protection

90% 87% 80% 77%

AEB Yes

though, because it makes it easier

to reach in over the top to access

whatever is in the bed.

On the road, the X-Class isn’t

quite such a cut above the rest.

It’s the heaviest vehicle here,

and while the 185bhp 2.3-litre

diesel engine looks relatively

powerful on paper next to most

of the others, it doesn’t really

feel that way when you’re behind

the wheel. Acceleration is sedate

rather than urgent, although

there’s enough low-rev muscle

to haul around heavy loads, and

the engine is the most refined

here. The automatic gearbox is

slicker than all the rest, too.

The ride is relatively supple

around town, but the X-Class

is caught out by bigger road

imperfections such as expansion

joints and sleeping policemen.

And although the steering has

a nice weight to it once you’ve

turned in to a corner, it’s actually

very vague just off centre, making

it tricky to place the X-Class

accurately at higher speeds.

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Mitsubishi L200

Barbarian

Double Cab

List price inc VAT

£34,056

List price ex VAT

£28,380

THE MITSUBISHI L200 and Fiat

Fullback Cross are identical in

most ways – a bit like Jedward. But

before you skip over this pick-up,

assuming there’s nothing new

to say after reading about the

Fullback, hold fire, because there

are a few key differences.

For example, leg room in the

rear isn’t quite as good as it is in

the Fullback, because the thickly

padded leather seats that you get

with Barbarian trim take away

a few extra millimetres of knee

room for those in the rear. It’s only

a minor difference, granted, but

it’s not ideal when the rest of the

interior is equally disappointing,

due to low-rent plastics and a

flawed driving position.

Things don’t get much better

for the L200 when you look at

the difference in performance

between it and the Fullback, with

the official figures showing that

the L200 is significantly slower in

the 0-62mph dash, even though

they have the same engine and

basic underpinnings.

That said, the difference in pace

doesn’t seem quite so dramatic in

the real world, with both engines

providing enough grunt to cope

with towing. But there’s no

denying that the L200 is slower

than its Italian cousin.

Fortunately, the L200 is slightly

more enjoyable to drive on the

road, because its ride is a bit more

supple. It’s still among the least

comfortable pick-ups, but it isn’t

quite as crashy as the Fullback

over potholes and the like.

But perhaps the most important

difference between the L200 and

the Fullback Cross is the price.

To lease, the L200 is an absolute

bargain compared with the

Fullback, although some options,

such as parking sensors, are

available only as expensive dealerfit

accessories on the L200.

‘Although they

use the same

engine, the L200

is slower than

the Fullback’

1

1 Worst infotainment

system here, with no

physical shortcut buttons

and convoluted menus

915mm

1390mm

2

2 As in the Fullback,

paddle shifters are a rare

touch of class in a drab,

cheap-feeling interior

685mm

3 High seating position

and a low roof mean

taller drivers might find

visibility restricted

940mm

1430mm

1070mm

Poor head room is tempered by generous leg room; relatively narrow interior means the L200 feels joint tightest, with the Fullback

L200 is marginally more comfortable than the related Fullback Cross, but it’s slower and suffers from the same inaccurate steering

3

STATS, SPECS AND RATINGS

0-62mph

11.8sec

Top

speed

111mph

Engine 4cyl,2442cc,diesel

Peak power 177bhp @ 3500rpm

Peak torque 317Ib ft @ 2500rpm

Gearbox 5-spd automatic

Kerb weight 1860kg

Turning circle 12.4m

Economy 37.7mpg

(NEDC average)

Tank 75 litres

CO 2 emissions 196g/km

SAFETY

Euro NCAP crash rating

yyyyy

All protection

81% 84% 76% 64%

AEB No

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COMPARISON

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Mercedes-Benz

Nissan Navara

X-Class Tekna 190 dCi

X250d List price inc 4Matic

VAT

£33,095

Progressive

List price ex VAT

List List price price inc inc VAT VAT

£28,075

£36,612 £36,612

List THE List price PHENOMENON price ex ex VAT VAT THAT is the

pick-up truck might have started

£30,510 £30,510

off in the good ol’US of A, but it

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to tothe realise the sight sight that of ait of Mercedes-Benz

might a Mercedes-Benz

be lucrative

badge to build badge nestled some nestled among of their among this own, this line-up with line-up

of Nissan rough of rough being and and oneready ofpick-up thepick-up firsttrucks.

trucks.

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on

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aof a

head with head start, its tiny start, because yet because sophisticated it’s it’s based based on on

the Datsun the Nissan Nissan 120Navara.

pick-up Navara. in 1955.

Inside, More Inside, than however, however, 60 years the the later, X-Class X-Class

looks Nissan looks and isand still feels feels producing very very different different one of

thefrom most the the Navara. technically Navara. Its interior Its advanced interior is the is the

smartest-looking pick-ups smartest-looking on sale ofthe ofform the eight, eight, ofwith

with

lots thelots Navara. of chrome of chrome Benefiting accents accents fromand plenty a plenty

of twin-turbocharged stitched of stitched leather. leather. The 2.3-litre The driving driving diesel

position engine, position ispumps good, good, too, outoo, although a thumping although it’s it’s

a187bhp shame a shame and that that 332lb the the steering ft – steering the highest wheel wheel

doesn’t power doesn’t output adjust adjust and for for reach. equal-highest

reach.

torque The The X-Class figure X-Class of is one the is one group of the of the – and

yetlongest somehow pick-ups pick-ups alsohere, manages here, resulting resulting to be

in the impressive incleanest impressive and rear most rear leg leg room, frugal. room, and and

itsWhile interior interior theismajority among among the ofthe pick-ups widest. widest.

Head have Head to room make room isn’t do isn’t great with great old-school in the in the

back leaf back springs compared compared at the with rear, with some the some of Navara, the of the

likeothers, but related but the the X-Class Mercedes X-Class doesn’t X-Class, doesn’t feel feel

cramped, gets cramped, a more sosophisticated you’ll you’ll be comfortable

be comfortable five-link

as set-up aas passenger awith passenger coil onsprings aonlong a long that journey. journey.

should The The long theoretically long body body means means offer themore

X-Class car-like X-Class has ride has acomfort long a long loadand bedhandling.

as as

well, However, well, although although as we’ve it’s it’s the seen the shallowest. with shallowest. the

This X-Class, This isn’t isn’t that necessarily necessarily doesn’t necessarily a bad a bad thing, thing,

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strong drive

920mm 920mm

900mm 965mm 965mm

940mm

1440mm

1470mm 1470mm

1495mm

695mm

1460mm 1495mm

695mm 695mm

1065mm 1040mm 1065mm

Steering Even Steering withwheel anwheel optional doesn’t doesn’t sunroof adjust adjust for fitted, reach, forthere’s reach, but but plenty even even tall of tall head drivers drivers room aren’t aren’t throughout, short short on space; on although space; interior itinterior hasisthe wide isleast wide andfront rear rear leg legroom room of isthe plentiful iseight

plentiful

STATS, STATS, STATS, SPECS SPECS SPECS AND AND AND RATINGS

RATINGS

though, lead though, to abecause great because driving it makes it makes experience. it easier it easier

to The reach torelatively reach in over in over soft therear top top suspension

access to access

whatever struggles whatever is toin deal isthe inwith the bed. bed. sudden

abrasions On the and road, battered the X-Class roads, isn’t

Top Top

On the road, the X-Class isn’t

Top sending quite various such a cut shimmies above the and rest.

3

0-62mph speed speed quite such a cut above the rest.

2

0-62mph speed

2

shudders It’s theinto heaviest the interior. vehicle here, Factor

10.8sec 11.8sec 114mph 109mph It’s the heaviest vehicle here,

1

11.8sec 109mph

1

and in significant and while while the the body 185bhp 185bhp roll 2.3-litre and 2.3-litre

diesel steering diesel engine that’s engine looks slower looks relatively to relatively respond

andpowerful moreon vague on paper paper than next the next toX-Class’s

most

most

Engine Engine Engine 4cyl,2298cc,diesel

4cyl,2298cc,diesel of and the of the others, Navara others, it doesn’t isitactually doesn’t really the really

Peak Peak Peak power power power 185bhp 187bhp 185bhp @ 3750rpm 3750rpm @ 3750rpm feel least feel that confidence-inspiring that way way when when you’re you’re behind ofbehind

all to

Peak Peak Peak torque torque torque 332Ib 332Ib 332Ib ft ft @ ft 1500-2500rpm

@ 1500-2500rpm the thread the wheel. wheel. along Acceleration narrow Acceleration B-roads. is sedate is sedate

Gearbox Gearbox Gearbox 7-spd 6-spd 7-spd automatic manual automatic rather We’d rather than also than urgent, recommend urgent, although although avoiding

Kerb Kerb Kerb weight weight weight 2234kg 1998kg 2234kg

there’s there’s six-speed enough enough manual low-rev low-rev gearbox; muscle muscle

Turning Turning Turning circle circle circle12.4m

11.8m 12.4m

to itshaul to long haul around throw around and heavy heavy notchy loads, loads, action and and

Economy Economy Economy 35.8mpg 44.9mpg 35.8mpg

the make the engine itengine frustrating is the is the most to most use. refined refined

(NEDC (NEDC (NEDC average) average) average) here. Thankfully, here. The The automatic the automatic engine gearbox itself gearbox is is is

2

Tank Tank Tank 73 73 litres litres 73 litres

slicker strong slicker andthan pulls all the all well the rest, from rest, too. too. low

3 3

CO CO CO 2 emissions 167g/km 207g/km

down The – a major ride isplus relatively point, supple because

2 emissions 207g/km

The ride is relatively supple

thearound Navara town, town, is able but but the to haul the X-Class X-Class quite

SAFETY SAFETY SAFETY

is bigcaught is loads, caught out having out by by bigger the bigger longest road road load

bedimperfections in the class. such such as expansion as expansion

Euro Euro Euro NCAP NCAP NCAP crash crash crash rating rating rating

joints The joints and interior and sleeping sleeping isn’t policemen.

flashy policemen. or

upmarket, And although but it’sthe well steering screwedhas

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And although the steering 1 Interior The 1 Interior 7.0in looks touchscreen looks plush, plush, 2 Comand Optional 2 Comand infotainment seven-speed infotainment 3 There Navara’s 3 There areinterior no issues no issues

together a nice and weight offers to itplenty once you’ve of

All All protection

a nice weight to it once you’ve

is well but laid some out materials, and fairly automatic system gearbox impresses, with a far from with space luxurious, up front, but it All protection

but some materials, system impresses, with a with space up front,

room turned for both in tofront a corner, and it’s rearactually

79% 90% 78% 87% 78% 80% 68% 77% turned in to a corner, it’s actually

responsive, such as but these poor air vents,

preferable crisp display to the and helpful although feels although solid, there with there aren’t plenty aren’t 90% 87% 80% 77%

such as these air vents, crisp display and helpful

very seat very passengers, vague vague just just off while off centre, centre, all models making making

feel resolution feel a bita cheap bit lets cheap it down rotary awkward rotary dialmanual controller controller tested enough of soft-touch enough storage storage plastic cubbies cubbies AEB AEB AEB Yes Yes Yes

it come tricky it tricky with to place atodecent place the the amount X-Class X-Class of

accurately standard accurately equipment. at higher at higher speeds. speeds.

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COMPARISON

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Mitsubishi Ssangyong L200

Barbarian Musso Rebel

Double List price inc Cab VAT

List £28,433 price inc VAT

£34,056 List price ex VAT

List £23,745 price ex VAT

£28,380

EVEN IF YOU’VE heard of

THE Ssangyong, MITSUBISHI youL200 probably and Fiat know

Fullback the South Cross Korean are identical manufacturer in

most forways building – a bit cheap like Jedward. and cheerful But

before models youthat skiplook overathis bit, pick-up, well,

assuming different. there’s But like nothing the animal new the

to say Musso after isreading named after about(it’s theKorean

Fullback, for ‘rhino’, holdiffire, you’re because wondering), there

areyou’ll a few underestimate key differences. the

For company’s example, new legpick-up room inat the your

rear peril, isn’tbecause quite asin good many as it ways is init’s

thereally Fullback, quite because good. the thickly

padded Because leather it’seats based that onyou theget

Rexton

with SUV, Barbarian the Musso trimbenefits take away from

a few a number extra millimetres of featuresof that knee are

room usually for those limited in the to more rear. It’s luxurious only

a minor mainstream difference, cars. granted, For example, but

it’sits not interior ideal when is a cut theabove rest of those the of

interior almost is equally of itsdisappointing,

rivals, featuring

dueplenty to low-rent of soft-touch plastics plastics and a and

flawed switches driving that position. are well damped

Things and even don’t quite getsatisfying much better to use.

forThere’s the L200 also when loads you oflook spaceatin

the the difference front and inback, performance a bright and

between responsive it andinfotainment the Fullback, with system

theand official no shortage figures showing of standard that

theequipment, L200 is significantly includingslower heatedin

theand 0-62mph cooleddash, leather even seats. though

they have It’s a hushed the samenvironment, engine and too.

basic Pick-ups, underpinnings. by their very nature,

That are usually said, the loud difference and agricultural, in pace

doesn’t but the seem Musso quite isso almost dramatic serene in in

thecomparison real world, with both most. engines Its 2.2-litre

providing diesel engine enough remains grunt to smooth cope

with and towing. subdued Buteven there’s under no hard

denying acceleration, that thewhile L200it issimply slowerfades

than into itsthe Italian background cousin. at a cruise.

Fortunately, And becausethe L200 frontisend slightly has

more been enjoyable borrowed to from drivethe on the Rexton,

road, it also because benefits ride fromis steering a bit more that

supple. feelsIt’s more still like among a regular the least SUV’s

comfortable than a traditional pick-ups, pick-up’s; but it isn’t in

quite other as crashy words, as it’sthe accurate, Fullback light

over and potholes pleasingly anddirect.

the like.

ButHowever, perhaps the most Mussoimportant

is not

difference immunebetween from faults the L200 – far from and it.

theFirstly, Fullback to maximise Cross is thespace price. inside,

To lease, Ssangyong the L200 has compromised

an absolute

bargain on the compared size of the with loadthe

bed,

Fullback, resulting although in by far some the options, shortest

such one ashere parking – something sensors, are you might

available find restrictive. only as expensive dealerfit

accessories Second, the onMusso the L200. has the

least comfortable ride of all our

‘Although

pick-ups. The extra-stiff

theyrear

suspension needed to give the

use Mussothe its impressive same load-hauling

ability causes it to shimmy and

engine, shudder over the smallest L200 of

imperfections. A heavy load in the

isbed slower calms things than down somewhat,

but the shuddering through the

body never really goes away.

the Fullback’

1

1 Worst infotainment 2 As in the Fullback, 3 High seating position

All protection

system here, with no paddle shifters are a rare and a low roof mean

81% 84% 76% 64%

physical shortcut buttons touch of class in a drab, taller drivers might find

and convoluted menus cheap-feeling interior visibility restricted

AEB No

Musso’s steering is well weighted and accurate, but its on-road manners are undermined badly by a stiff, uncomfortable ride

915mm

970mm

1390mm

1505mm

685mm

700mm

BEST

REAR

SPACE

Poor Load headbed room sizeishas tempered been sacrificed by generous for extra leg room; interior relatively space, which narrowisinterior the best means here, the withL200 acresfeels of head jointand tightest, leg room; with the it’s Fullback wide, too

STATS, SPECS AND RATINGS

0-62mph

na

Top

speed

115mph

Engine 4cyl,2157cc,diesel

Peak power 179bhp @ 4000rpm

Peak torque 295Ib ft @ 1400-2800rpm

Gearbox 6-spd automatic

Kerb weight 2165kg

Turning circle 13.0m

Economy 32.8mpg

(NEDC average)

Tank 75 litres

CO 2 emissions 226g/km

SAFETY

Euro NCAP crash rating

Not tested

AEB No

2

1

1 The infotainment’s

8.0in touchscreen is

responsive, sharp and

relatively intuitive

940mm 970mm

2

1430mm1525mm

1070mm

1070mm

2 The Musso feels

surprisingly plush inside,

thanks to a good spread

of soft-touch plastics

3

3 Visibility is excellent,

thanks to a high seating

position and wide,

upright windows

L200 is marginally more comfortable than the related Fullback Cross, but it’s slower and suffers from the same inaccurate steering

3

STATS, SPECS AND RATINGS

0-62mph

11.8sec

Top

speed

111mph

Engine 4cyl,2442cc,diesel

Peak power 177bhp @ 3500rpm

Peak torque 317Ib ft @ 2500rpm

Gearbox 5-spd automatic

Kerb weight 1860kg

Turning circle 12.4m

Economy 37.7mpg

(NEDC average)

Tank 75 litres

CO 2 emissions 196g/km

SAFETY

Euro NCAP crash rating

yyyyy

BEST

FRONT

SPACE

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COMPARISON

Best for for towing

AS AS IT IT TURNS out, out, six six out out of of the the

eight eight pick-ups tested tested are are capable

of of pulling a a 3.5-tonne braked

trailer, but but there there is is nuance in in the the

details. For For example, the the Ranger

comes comes with with a choice a choice of of two two rear rear

axles, axles, depending on on whether

you you want want to to prioritise towing or or

fuel fuel economy. The The beefier one one

gives gives you you the the full full 3500kg towing

capacity, but but opt opt for for the other other and and

you’re you’re restricted to to 2500kg.

Surprisingly, one one of of the the newest

pick-ups here, here, the the Fullback

(launched in in 2016), 2016), can can pull pull ‘just’ ‘just’

3100kg. The The only only benefit is that is that

it can it can carry carry nearly nearly a tonne a tonne of of

payload in in the the bed bed while while towing

at at maximum capacity; the the class class

average is closer is closer to to 500kg.

The The Musso Musso trumps all all of of its its

rivals, rivals, though. It is It the is the only only

pick-up that that can can still still carry carry its its full full

payload (1085kg) while while towing

a a 3500kg trailer. The The Amarok,

meanwhile, underperforms a tada tad

in in this this area, area, with with the the 161bhp model model

pulling just just 3000kg, while while the the

more more powerful (201 (201 and and 253bhp)

variants can can manage 3100kg in in

eight-speed automatic form. form.

There’s no no point point being being able able

to to pull pull 3500kg, however, if your if your

pick-up feels feels unstable when when

doing doing so. so. And And this this where is where the the

Amarok scores scores some some points points back, back,

because we we found found it to it to be be the the most most

stable stable of of the the eight eight when when towing

a a 1900kg caravan. Every Every other other

pick-up had had at least at least one one niggle:

the the Hilux Hilux felt felt underpowered,

the the L200 L200 and and Fullback were were

somewhat unstable at at motorway

speeds and and the the Navara and and X-Class

wandered around under under braking.

The The Amarok, meanwhile, was was

rock rock solid solid at speed, at speed, sported the the

strongest brakes brakes of of the the bunch bunch and and

had had fantastic low-down grunt. grunt. In In

short, short, it it inspired confidence.

None None of of these these pick-ups comes comes

with with a tow a tow bar bar as as standard,

though; it’s it’s optional in in all all cases. cases.

Each Each manufacturer offers offers a rangea range

of of tow tow bars, bars, depending on on your your

requirements, but but none none of of them them is is

particularly cheap; cheap; expect to to pay pay

between £250 £250 and and £600. £600.

Best for for carrying

AS AS TESTED, THE THE Hilux Hilux has has the the

highest payload rating rating in the the class class

(1120kg) and and one one of of the the longest

and and widest widest load load beds. beds. However, it’s it’s

challenged hard hard by by the the Amarok,

which, which, even even in in entry-level form, form,

is is capable of of carrying a hefty a hefty

1073kg. And And the the more more expensive

201bhp version, with with its its eightspeespeed

automatic gearbox, offers

eight-

offers

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FIAT FIAT FULLBACK CROSS

Maximum payload payload

1045kg 1045kg

Maximum trailer trailer weight weight (braked)

3100kg 3100kg

Width Width 2140mm

510mm

510mm

1100-1360mm

1420mm

1340mm

One One of the of the shortest shortest load load beds beds here, here, so its so its maximum payload payload is the is the equal equal lowest lowest

FORD FORD RANGER

510mm

510mm

1120-1420mm

1460mm

3220mm

1280mm

5362mm

Ground Ground clearance

229mm 229mm

Approach/departure angles angles

28deg/28deg

Breakover angle angle

25deg 25deg

Tilt Tilt angle angle

35deg 35deg

There’s There’s nothing nothing outstanding about about the the Ranger’s load load bed; bed; it’s it’s just just a good a good all-rounder

Wading Wading depth depth

800mm 800mm

MERCEDES-BENZ X-CLASS

1819mm

465mm

465mm

850mm 850mm

1180-1480mm

1495mm

3150mm

1340mm

5340mm

Ground Ground clearance

202/220mm

Approach/departure angles angles

30deg/26deg

Breakover angle angle

22deg 22deg

Tilt Tilt angle angle

50deg 50deg

Shallow Shallow sides sides are are bad bad for for carrying tall tall loads loads but but make make it easier it easier to reach to reach into into the the bed bed

Wading Wading depth depth

600mm 600mm

MITSUBISHI L200 L200

510mm

510mm

1055-1430mm

1430mm

1335mm

Down Down towards towards the the bottom bottom of the of the class class for for maximum payload payload and and load load bed bed size size

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1775mm

895mm 895mm

3000mm

5305mm

Ground Ground clearance

205mm 205mm

Approach/departure angles angles

30deg/22deg

Breakover angle angle

24deg 24deg

Tilt Tilt angle angle

45deg 45deg

Wading Wading depth depth

600mm 600mm

Maximum payload payload

1061kg 1061kg

Maximum trailer trailer weight weight (braked)

3500kg 3500kg

Width Width 2020mm

1848mm

850mm 850mm

Maximum payload payload

1066kg 1066kg

Maximum trailer trailer weight weight (braked)

3500kg 3500kg

Width Width 2130mm

Maximum payload payload

1045kg 1045kg

Maximum trailer trailer weight weight (braked)

3500kg 3500kg

Width Width 2160mm

1780mm

870mm 870mm

3000mm

5285mm

Ground Ground clearance

205mm 205mm

Approach/departure angles angles

30deg/22deg

Breakover angle angle

24deg 24deg

Tilt Tilt angle angle

45deg 45deg

Wading Wading depth depth

600mm 600mm


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NISSAN NAVARA

Maximum payload

1059kg

Maximum trailer weight (braked)

3500kg

Width 2090mm

1840mm

850mm

485mm

3150mm

1110-1550mm

1590mm

5330mm

Ground clearance

223mm

1360mm

Approach/departure angles

30deg/26deg

Breakover angle

22deg

Tilt Tilt angle

50deg

Wading depth

600mm

With the thelongest load loadbed, bed, the theNavara is is ideal for for transporting timber or or motorbikes

SSANGYONG MUSSO

Maximum payload

1085kg

Maximum trailer weight (braked)

3500kg

Width 2170mm

1840mm

830mm

575mm

3100mm

1105-1565mm

5095mm

1325mm

Ground clearance

215mm

1370mm

Approach/departure angles

23deg/23deg

Breakover angle

20deg

Tilt Tilt angle

na na

Wading depth

350mm

Impressively wide and andfairly deep, but but considerably shorter than thanall all of of the theothers here here

TOYOTA HILUX

Maximum payload

1120kg

Maximum trailer weight (braked)

3500kg

Width 2010mm

1815mm

900mm

475mm

1080-1560mm

3085mm

5330mm

1510mm

Ground clearance

293mm

1320mm

Approach/departure angles

31deg/26deg

Breakover angle

23deg

Tilt Tilt angle

45deg

Wading depth

700mm

With an anexceptionally practical layout, the theHilux is is able abletotohaul haul the theheaviest load loadhere

here

VOLKSWAGEN AMAROK

Maximum payload

1073kg

Maximum trailer weight (braked)

3000kg

Width 2250mm

1834mm

830mm

525mm

3097mm

1220-1590mm

5254mm

1545mm

Ground clearance

192mm

Approach/departure angles

30deg/18deg

1355mm

Breakover angle

20deg

Tilt Tilt angle

50deg

Wading depth

500mm

Long, wide and andtall, tall, with withone oneofof the thehighest payload ratings, this this is a aproper workhorse

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the thehighest payload rating of of any any

pick-up on onsale in inthe theUK UKatat 1146kg

– – 26kg more than the theHilux.

Third best is is the theMusso (1085kg),

followed closely by bythe theX-Class,

Ranger and Navara, all all of of which

can canhaul more than 1050kg. The

L200 and Fullback, meanwhile,

just about surpass the the1040kg base

limit that covers the theweight of of a a

hard-top (legally set set at at 40kg) while

retaining the the1000kg payload

rating that enables them to tobebe

taxed as as commercial vehicles.

As As well as as having one of of the the

highest payloads, the theAmarok

can cancarry the thewidest load, but but the the

Navara is is king when it it comes to to

bed bedlength. The height of of the theload

bed bedfloor from the theground varies

by byonly 70mm between all all eight,

with Musso and Amarok being the the

lowest and the theHilux the thehighest.

We Weloaded each pick-up with a a

payload of of 500kg to totest how they

coped with weight over the therear

axle. Unsurprisingly, each pick-up

rode significantly better with a a

load in inthe thebed bedthan without. In In

fact, both the theHilux and Musso

were transformed, no nolonger

pogoing over the thevarious lumps

and bumps that populated our our test

route. However, the themost settled

of of the thebunch was the theAmarok.

Performance in inall all eight pick-ups

was noticeably stunted.

Best off road

EACH PICK-UPcame equipped

with an anoff-road-focused gearbox

with both ‘high’and ‘low’ ratios – –

lower cogs giving you greater lowdown

grunt to topull you up upsteep

hills or or out out of of muddy troughs.

However, a alow-range ’box will

only get get you so sofar. far. When the the

going gets really tough, you’ll also

need a alocking rear differential for for

maximum traction. Surprisingly,

only the theHilux, Navara and

Fullback have one as astandard; the the

Ranger, Amarok and X-Class offer

them as as expensive options.

The Musso doesn’t get get one at at all, all,

and that could be berestrictive if if you

want to totackle demanding terrain.

The Musso also has has the theleast

ground clearance and the the

poorest approach, departure

and breakover angles here.

At At the theother end of of the the

spectrum, the theRanger and Hilux

feel feel at at home off off road. Indeed, the the

Ranger’s 800mm wading depth

is is greater than that of of a aRange

Rover. The Ranger also has has classleading

departure and breakover

angles, while the theHilux hits back

with a amassive 293mm of of ground

clearance and the thesteepest (31deg)

approach angle.

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STATS, SPECS AND RATINGS

want your pick-up to be usable

Mercedes-Benz

day to day, Nissan and Mercedes-Benz

that’s where Navara

the Ni

Hilux falls down.

X-Class

Its interior Tekna X-Class

is relatively 190 dCi Te

Top

narrow, while space for rear seat

X250d 0-62mph 4Matic speed

List

passengers isX250d price inc

poor; only the4Matic

VAT List

12.3sec 106mph

Progressive

L200 and Fullback £33,095

1

Progressive

are worse

£3

in this respect. And while the

List price inc VAT

interior feels List List rugged price price enough exinc VAT toVAT

List L

Engine £36,612 4cyl,2393cc,diesel

cope with£28,075

the£36,612

rigours of working £2£

Peak power 148bhp @ 3400rpm

life, the materials don’t look

Peak List torque price295Ib ex VAT ft @ 1600-2000rpm

3

premium THE enough List PHENOMENON price for a pick-up ex VAT THAT is the THE L

Gearbox

£30,510

6-spd automatic

at this price pick-up point. £30,510 truck might have started pick £

Kerb weight 2090kg

But where offthe in the Hilux good really ol’US of A, but it off

Turning IT’S TAKEN circle SOME 11.8m time to get used

falls behind didn’t the IT’Spack take TAKEN long is inSOME its for the time Japanese to get useddidn

I

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on-road driving to realise to the manners. sight that it ofmight As a Mercedes-Benz

we be lucrative to rt

badge nestled (NEDC among average) this line-up

mentionedtoearlier, build badgesome the nestled Hilux of their among canown, this with line-upto b

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but this requires Japanese It’s the rear manufacturers first suspension of its kindto from takethe

on Japa I

brand, but it did have a bit of a

SAFETY head start, because it’s based on

the Nissan Navara.

that’s super-stiff, thebrand, Americans causing but itat did the their have rear own a bit game of a

end to become with head its very tiny start, bouncy yet because sophisticated overit’s based on

speed bumps Datsun the andNissan 120 along pick-up Navara. roughin 1955.

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looks and feels very different

the bed does Nissan looks wonders isand still for feels producing thevery ride, different one of Niss l

from the Navara. Its interior is the 1 The infotainment 2 Lots of hard plastics 3 Hilux has the highest but you’ll the still from most havethe technically to Navara. put up with Its advanced interior is the thef

All protection

smartest-looking of the eight, with system looks and feels are in evidence

driving position of the the clattery pick-ups 2.4-litre smartest-looking on diesel sale engine the ofform the eight, of with pick s

85% 82% 73% 25%

lots of chrome accents and plenty aftermarket, with slow here, but they feel bunch for a commanding and an old-school thelots Navara. of six-speed chrome Benefiting accents fromand a plentythel

AEB ofYes

stitched leather. The driving responses to inputs durable enough

view of the road

automatictwin-turbocharged gearbox of stitched thatleather. slurs 2.3-litre The driving diesel twin o

position is good, too, although it’s Performance is relatively sedate, but the X-Class has a quiet engine and generates littleheavily road noise, between engine, making position shifts.

relaxing pumps is good, tout drive too, a thumping although it’seng

Sl p

a shame that the steering wheel

187bhp a shame andthat 332lbthe ft – steering the highest wheel 187b a

Toyota doesn’t adjust Hilux for reach.

power doesn’t output adjust andfor equal-highest

reach. powd

The X-Class is one of the

torque The figure X-Class of the is one group of the – and torq

Invincible

longest pick-ups here, resulting

yetlongest somehow pick-ups also manages here, resulting to be yetl

in impressive rear leg room, and

theincleanest impressive and most rear leg frugal. room, and thei

Double

its interior is among

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While its interior the majority is among ofthe pick-ups widest. Wi

2.4L Head room auto isn’t great in the

have Head to make roomdo isn’t with great old-school in the havH

back compared with some of the

920mm

920mm

960mm 965mm leaf back springs compared at the rear, withthe some Navara, of the leaf b

List others, pricebut inc theVAT

X-Class doesn’t feel

likeothers, related but the Mercedes X-ClassX-Class,

doesn’t feel likeo

£33,330 cramped, so you’ll be comfortable

1410mm

gets cramped, a more sophisticated you’ll be comfortable five-link gets c

1470mm

as a passenger on a long journey.

1430mm set-up as awith passenger coil springs on a long thatjourney.

setsho

a

1495mm

List price The longex body VAT means the

640mm

should The theoretically long body means offer more the

695mm

1060mm

£27,845 X-Class has a long load bed as

car-like X-Class ride 1065mm has comfort a long and loadhandling.

bed as car- X

well, although it’s the shallowest.

However, well, although as we’veit’s seen thewith shallowest. the Howw

THE This TOYOTA isn’t necessarily HILUX hasabeen

bad thing, Space Steering for rear wheel seatdoesn’t passengers adjust isfor relatively reach, but poor, even withtall thedrivers least leg aren’t room; short head on and space; shoulder interioroom is wide aren’t and X-Class, all This rear that leg isn’t that generous, room necessarily doesn’t is plentiful either necessarily a bad thing, X-C EvT

around for more than half a

century, and in that time its

reputation for bombproof

reliability has made it the de facto

STATS, SPECS AND RATINGS though, because it makes it easier

to reach in over the top to access

whatever is in the bed.

choice for many pick-up buyers

On the road, the X-Class isn’t

around the world. However,

Top

quite such a cut above the rest.

0-62mph speed

with an increasing number 2 of

It’s the heaviest vehicle here, 2

11.8sec 109mph

consumers 1 looking at pick-ups

and while the 1

185bhp 2.3-litre

as an alternative to large SUVs,

diesel engine looks relatively

this latest model is tasked with

appealing to a broader audience.

So, has it succeeded?

Well, yes and no. Even though

Toyota has clearly focused on

the luxury end of the pick-up

market, the Hilux has certainly

not forgotten its working-class

roots. Indeed, viewed purely as a

commercial vehicle, it’s one of

Engine

Peak power

Peak torque

Gearbox

Kerb weight

Turning circle

Economy

Tank

4cyl,2298cc,diesel

185bhp @ 3750rpm

332Ib ft @ 1500-2500rpm

7-spd automatic

2234kg

12.4m

35.8mpg

(NEDC average)

73 litres

powerful on paper next to most

of the others, it doesn’t really

feel that way when you’re behind

the wheel. Acceleration is sedate

rather than urgent, although

there’s enough low-rev muscle

to haul around heavy loads, and

the engine is the most refined

here. The automatic gearbox is

slicker than all the rest, 2too.

the most impressive trucks3

here. For example, it has one of

the most practical load spaces,

CO 2 emissions 207g/km

SAFETY

The ride is relatively supple

around town, but the X-Class

is caught out by bigger road

3

because its bed is among the

imperfections such as expansion

longest in the class and the sides

Euro NCAP crash rating

joints and sleeping policemen.

are nice and shallow to allow

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easy1access Interiorfrom looksthe plush, outside. 2 Comand infotainment 3 There are no issues

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turned inisto well but a corner, laid some out materials, and it’s fairly actuallyautomatic system gearbo impre is

90% 87% 80% 77%

rating such in as thethese class. air vents, crisp display and helpful although there aren’t

very vague responsive, just such off as but these centre, poor air vents, making is preferable crisp display tores

th a

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it tricky to resolution place feel a the bit lets cheap X-Class it down awkward rotary manual dial con res

a farm or a building site, you still Hilux’s ride is transformed with a load in the bed; without it, its body pogos around on stiff suspension, accurately while atthe higher engine speeds. is clattery

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Mitsubishi L200

Barbarian Amarok 3.0 V6

TDI Double 163 4Motion Cab

Trendline

List price inc VAT

£34,056

List price inc VAT

£30,455 List price ex VAT

£28,380

List price ex VAT

£25,430

THE MITSUBISHI L200 and Fiat

Fullback Cross are identical in

most DESPITE ways BEING – a bit ONEof like Jedward. the world’s But

before biggestyou car skip manufacturers, over this pick-up,

assuming Volkswagen there’s was relatively nothing new late

to say the after pick-up reading partyabout whenthe

it

Fullback, launchedhold the Amarok fire, because in 2010. there

are Butathere’s few key nodifferences.

harm in biding

your Fortime example, whenleg youroom can launch in the a

rear product isn’tas quite impressive as good asthis.

it in

theThe Fullback, Amarok because is extremely the thickly well

padded rounded, leather and inseats many that keyyou areas get

with excels. Barbarian On thetrim road, take it offers away

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room at higher for those speeds, inwith the rear. lightIt’s and only

accurate minor difference, steering, and granted, it setsbut

itself

it’s apart not byideal being when the the onlyrest pick-up of the

interior here to be is powered equally disappointing,

by a V6 rather

due thantoa low-rent four-cylinder plastics engine. and a

flawed Evendriving the entry-level position. 161bhp

3.0-litre Thingsmodel don’t get we tested much has better

for plenty theof L200 oomph, whenmaking you look the at

the Amarok difference one ofinthe performance quickest pickups

you can it and buy. the With Fullback, loads of with

between

the low-rev official muscle, figures it pulls showing stoically that

the at all L200 times is and significantly has littleslower troublein

the hauling 0-62mph around dash, a heavy evenload. though In

they practical haveterms, the same the engine Amarok stands

basic out, too, underpinnings.

with the widest load bed

and That onesaid, of thehighest difference payloads. in pace

doesn’t Inside, seem you’ll quite findso a no-frills dramatic in

the interior real world, that trades withflamboyance

both engines

providing enough grunt to cope

with towing. But there’s no

denying that the L200 is slower

than its Italian cousin.

Fortunately, the L200 is slightly

more enjoyable to drive on the

road, because its ride is a bit more

supple.

1

It’s still among the least

comfortable pick-ups, but it isn’t

quite as crashy as the Fullback

over potholes and the like.

But perhaps the most important

difference between the L200 and

the Fullback Cross is the price.

To lease, the L200 is an absolute

bargain compared with the

Fullback, although some options,

such as parking sensors, are

available only as expensive dealerfit

accessories on the L200.

‘Although 2 they

use the same

engine, 1 It may have the the L200

smallest infotainment

iscreen, slower but it’s the than

easiest system to use

the Fullback’

1

1 Worst infotainment 2 As in the Fullback, 3 High seating position

All protection

system here, with no paddle shifters are a rare and a low roof mean

81% 84% 76% 64%

physical shortcut buttons touch of class in a drab, taller drivers might find

and convoluted menus cheap-feeling interior visibility restricted

AEB No

With the smoothest ride here, accurate steering and punchy performance, the Amarok is impressively well adapted for road use

915mm

955mm

1390mm

1515mm 685mm

675mm

940mm 990mm

1540mm

1430mm

1055mm 1070mm

Poor Spacious-feeling head room isAmarok tempered hasby thegenerous widest interior leg room; hererelatively and among narrow the best interior head means roomthe front L200 andfeels rear, joint so five tightest, adultswith can the sit in Fullback comfort

3

2

BEST

INTERIOR

QUALITY

STATS, SPECS AND RATINGS

0-62mph

9.8sec

Top

speed

110mph

Engine 6cyl,2970cc,diesel

Peak power 161bhp @ 2750-4500rpm

Peak torque 332Ib ft @ 1250-2500rpm

Gearbox 6-spd manual

Kerb weight 2127kg

Turning circle 13.0m

Economy 32.5mpg

(NEDC average)

Tank 80 litres

CO 2 emissions 228g/km

SAFETY

Euro NCAP crash rating

yyyyy

‘The Amarok

is extremely

well rounded,

excelling in

key areas’

BEST

RIDE

and panache for robustness and

functionality. There aren’t that

many soft-touch plastics, but it

certainly doesn’t feel low-rent

and it’s all very well put together.

The infotainment is the best of the

bunch, too, with helpful shortcut

buttons and an easy layout.

There’s loads of head room front

and rear, but leg room is a little

tight in the back. The Amarok has

the broadest interior of the lot,

but that also means it’s the widest

pick-up here – so squeezing it into

tight parking spaces will probably

be your biggest challenge, not

helped by the fact that parking

sensors and a reversing camera

are expensive options.

2 Manual gearbox has 3 No frills, but build

All protection

a long throw; we’d go quality is bang on; the

86% 64% 47% 57%

for the more powerful buttons and dials in

engine with an auto particular feel robust AEB No

L200 is marginally more comfortable than the related Fullback Cross, but it’s slower and suffers from the same inaccurate steering

3

STATS, SPECS AND RATINGS

0-62mph

11.8sec

Top

speed

111mph

Engine 4cyl,2442cc,diesel

Peak power 177bhp @ 3500rpm

Peak torque 317Ib ft @ 2500rpm

Gearbox 5-spd automatic

Kerb weight 1860kg

Turning circle 12.4m

Economy 37.7mpg

(NEDC average)

Tank 75 litres

CO 2 emissions 196g/km

SAFETY

Euro NCAP crash rating

yyyyy

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COMPARISON

WHAT THEY WILL COST

Fiat Ford Mercedes-Benz Mitsubishi Nissan Ssangyong Toyota Volkswagen

Fullback Cross Ranger X-Class L200 Navara Musso Hilux Amarok

List price inc VAT £34,673 £34,495 £36,612 £34,056 £33,095 £28,433 £33,330 £30,455

List price ex VAT £29,074 £28,796 £30,510 £28,380 £28,075 £23,745 £27,825 £25,430

Company car tax (40%) £112,£112 £112,£112 £112,£112 £112,£112 £112,£112 £112,£112 £112,£112 £112,£112

(per month,until April 2019,2020)

Contract hire (per month) £364 £412 £539 £275 £312 £467 £356 £357

THREE-YEAR COST

■ Depreciation ■ Insurance ■ Servicing ■ Road tax ■ Fuel (official economy)

Fiat Fullback Cross

£18,030

£3162 £1839

£500

Total

£29,318

£5787

Ford Ranger

Mercedes-Benz X-Class

Mitsubishi L200

Nissan Navara

Ssangyong Musso

£15,069

£18,627

£3006

£1319

£500

£21,235 £2907

£1041

£500

£18,731 £1776

£1371

£500

£500

£19,195 £2841

£1269

£500

£3045 £1604

Total

£29,478

£6026

Total

£28,165

£5787

Total

£28,832

£5027

Total

£26,869

£6651

Total

£31,777

£6094

Toyota Hilux

£16,332

£3045 £1642

£500

Total

£27,084

£5565

Volkswagen Amarok

EQUIPMENT

✓ Standard ✗ Not available

Fiat Fullback Cross

Ford Ranger

Mercedes X-Class

Mitsubishi L200

Nissan Navara

Ssangyong Musso

Toyota Hilux

Volkswagen Amarok

Lined bed



£250 + fitting

£219

£209



£675

Locking

differential


£300*

£495





£250

Infotainment

screen size

7.0in

8.0in

7.0in

7.0in

7.0in

8.0in

7.0in

6.0in

£15,228

Apple

CarPlay/

Android Auto

£500

£3099

£1075

Adjustable

lumbar

support

Tow bar/

electric

power

✗ /✗ ✗ £262/£124

✓/✓

✗ /✗

✓/✓

✗ /✗

✓/✓

✗ /✗


£1235**





£250/✗

£374/✗

£342/✗

£287/✗

£431/✗

£200/✗

✓/✓ £125 £300/✗

Parking

sensors

front/rear

✗/✓

✓/✓

£242/£238

Reversing

camera/

360deg

Total

£26,615

£6713

Cruise

Control

Trailer

stability

assist

All prices excluding VAT * Part of Off-Road Pack including engine,transfer case and fuel tank protection ** Part of Comfort Pack including leather,electrically adjustable seats,climate control *** Part of Plus Package

^ Part of Parking Pack with Toyota Parking Assistant ^^ Part of Parking Package

£700***

✗/✓

£275/£255

£458^

£410

✓/✗

✓/✗

£1098^^

✓/✗

✓/✓

✓/✗

✓/✗

£835

















Keyless

entry/go

✗ /✗

✗ /✗

✗ /✗

✓/✓

✓/✓

✗ /✗

✓/✓

✗ /✗

Metallic

paint

£400


£612

£430

£479

£430

£454

£540

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Pick-ups mega-test

Buying and

owning

Costs, equipment,

reliability, safety

and security

RUNNING A PICK-UPmakes most

sense if it’s your company car. For

standard cars, you are charged

a benefit-in-kind (BIK) tax rate

that’s dependent on the CO 2

emissions of the vehicle and its

P11D value. For pick-ups, however,

because they have a payload of

at least 1000kg, they are classed

as light commercial vehicles, so

you are instead charged a flat rate,

regardless of which model, engine

or trim you choose. This is the case

even if you do personal miles in it.

That means, for the 2018-2019

tax year, BIK for pick-ups is fixed

at £3350. If you’re in the 20% tax

bracket, a pick-up will therefore

cost you just £56 a month, while

40% tax payers will be charged

£112 a month. Compare this with,

say, a Ford Focus 1.0 Ecoboost

125 Titanium X with a manual

gearbox and a pick-up will cost

you almost half as much. It’s also

worth remembering that if you

only do business miles, apart from

“insignificant private journeys”,

you don’t have to pay BIK at all.

Some small businesses might

choose to buy a pick-up outright.

This means that if it will be used

for work purposes and meets the

necessary requirements, it can be

purchased excluding VAT and is

tax deductible.

In terms of list price, the Musso

is the cheapest car here, but

private buyers should remember

that, unless they truly need the

practical use of a pick-up, for

£28,000 you could get a more

mainstream SUV that would be

better in every department.

If you choose to lease your pickup,

the X-Class is far too expensive

to recommend and the Musso is

also surprisingly costly, but the

L200 is a bargain. The latter is

also the cheapest to insure; all the

others sit in high insurance groups

that cost almost double what

you’ll pay for the L200.

Servicing costs don’t differ

drastically over three years, while

Toyota and Mitsubishi performed

most impressively in the latest

What Car? Reliability Survey, so

there’s a good chance you’ll have

to visit the garage less in the

Hilux and L200 than you would

in the other pick-ups. The Musso,

meanwhile, comes with the

longest warranty, which covers it

for seven years or 150,000 miles.

8

7

6

SAYS

While we weren’t exactly

bowled over by the Hilux and

L200 on the road, we can see

why they’ve attracted such a

strong following over the years.

Indeed, if you simply want a

solid workhorse that won’t let

you down, the Hilux, with its

impressive reliability record

and off-road prowess, would

be a trusty companion, while

Fiat Fullback Cross

For Decent kit;

locking rear diff

standard; relatively

punchy engine; lots

of rear leg room

Against Atrocious

ride; vague

steering; poor

head room; one of

the least practical

load bays

Recommended

options Tow bar

(£262)

Mitsubishi L200

For Bargain to

lease; cheap to

insure; torquey

engine

Against Locking

rear diff not

available; awful

driving position;

poor refinement

Recommended

options Lined load

bed (£219), tow

bar (£341)

Toyota Hilux

For The most

accomplished off

road; impressive

reliability; practical

and well laid out

load bay

Against Least

powerful; bouncy

ride with empty

load bed; poor

infotainment

Recommended

options Parking

Pack (£483), tow

bar (£200)

the L200 – and the closely

related Fullback – offer decent

performance and a long

equipment list.

However, you can no longer

get away with excelling in just

a couple of areas – a lesson

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COMPARISON

that the Musso and X-Class,

plus the aforementioned trio,

found out the hard way.Ten

years ago, both of these pickups

would have finished on the

podium – the Musso thanks to

its roomy interior and bargain

basement pricing and the

X-Class for its visually arresting

interior and refined engine.

Unfortunately for them, the

Navara strikes a better balance

between cost, usability and

practicality. No, it isn’t as plush

as the X-Class inside, but it

makes up for that by being far

cheaper to own, fractionally

more powerful and better

equipped. Plus, Nissan, unlike

Ssangyong, hasn’t forgotten

that a pick-up should be, at its

very core, a work vehicle, hence

its massive load bay.

That leaves the Ranger and

Amarok fighting it out for the

top two podium spaces. Both

will make light work of the

daily grind, while the Ranger

is actually superior in terms of

outright handling ability, with

the most car-like handling

characteristics. However, in

the end it was let down by its

engine, which lacks grunt and

is short on refinement.

The Amarok, meanwhile,

is hard to fault – at least by

class standards. Not only is it

one of the most comfortable

and well-rounded pick-ups to

drive, but it’s also an impressive

workhorse with a big load bay

and a high payload rating.We

would still recommend going

for the higher-powered 201bhp

engine with its fantastic eightspeed

automatic gearbox if

you’re planning on pulling

very heavy loads, but if you

want a pick-up that can put

in a hard shift during the

week while still being able to

act as family transport at the

weekend, look no further.

Go to whatcar.com for all

the latest comparison tests

and keep up to date with

the latest from What Car?

on our social media channels

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5

4

3

Mercedes-Benz

X-Class

ForVisually arresting

interior; impressive

refinement; supple

low-speed ride;long

load bay

Against Expensive

to buy; stingy

standard

equipment;

lethargic engine

Recommended

options Lined

load bed (£250),

locking diff (£594),

tow bar (£374)

Ssangyong Musso

For Plush and

spacious interior;

cheapest to buy;

quiet engine;

accurate steering;

can carry max

payload while

towing at capacity

Against Terrible

ride; short load

bed; poor off

road; not very

economical; no

locking differential

Recommended

options Metallic

paint (£430), tow

bar (£431.17)

Nissan Navara

For Powerful

engine; decent

standard kit;

massive load

bay; solid interior;

commanding

driving position

Against Vague

steering and sloppy

body control;

notchy manual

gearbox;

choppy ride

Recommended

options Lined

load bed (£209),

tow bar (£287)

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Ford Ranger

For Best handling;

accurate and wellweighted

steering;

best wading depth

and breakover

angle; decent

infotainment

Against Worst auto

gearbox; noisy

engine; shortest

warranty

Recommended

options Off-Road

Pack including

locking rear diff

and underbody

protection (£300),

tow bar (£250)

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All prices excluding VAT

All prices excluding VAT

Volkswagen

Amarok

For For Comfiest ride; ride;

huge huge interior;

gutsy gutsy engine; best best

infotainment; big big

load load capacity

Against Poorest

towing capacity;

pricey to tobuy;

manual gearbox

not not great

Recommended options

Lined load bed (£675), locking

rear diff diff (£250), front/rear

parking sensors and reversing

camera (£835), tow bar (£300)

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TECH

CYBER

SECURITY

50

Cybercrime is on the increase

and when it comes to your

Internet security - prevention is

better than cure

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TECH

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Here are simple ways that

you can improve your

Internet security, helping

to protect your personal

identity, your business

and your customers:

1.

Train yourself, your family and any

staff in the importance of data

security and encourage them to

report concerns. Make sure the process

for spotting and reporting is written

up into formal policies and delivered

consistently. When it comes to family

awareness, have open discussions about

the risks, and monitor young children’s

online usage always.

2.

Test cyber security awareness

through fun games and mock

phishing attacks, recognising

positive and proactive behaviour through

recognition awards at work. Phishing is

when fake emails are sent with links to

false pages that are guised to look like the

official page i.e. a login for online banking.

3.

Authenticate invoices or any

requests for changes in account

details via phone to prevent

false payments. This stands for family

transactions too – always double check

the details for new transfers and large

amounts. For large payments transfer £1

and check it has arrived before paying the

remainder of the invoice.

4.

Computers, routers and firewalls

often have default passwords

that are widely known, change

these straightaway. Enforce a safe

password policy where employees use

separate passwords for separate accounts,

ensuring that passwords are long and

passwords are kept secure. Try using three

random words to come up with your

password, this helps it to be secure and

memorable, and then introduce upper

and lower case letters, numbers and

characters, to avoid being predictable.

5.

Implement a Bring Your Own

Device Policy (BYOD): Limit

employees using personal

phones and computers for work – you

need control of your data and their

security. Restrict or even ban the use of

USB sticks, disks and other devices that

can transfer data and viruses. This may

be extreme but it’s great for work, also

avoid using personal USB sticks in other

people’s devices.

6.

Ensure all devices are protected by

a firewall and anti-virus software;

if you are on a budget there are

lots of reputable free versions of anti-virus

software that you can install. You might

want to upgrade to an even more robust

version later, but something is better than

nothing. If you do go for a free version of

software, make sure

you do your research

before you install it,

you don’t want to

introduce new risks.

7.

Back-up your important data

at least daily: this ensures

that you will still have

access to the data you need to

operate your business if the worst

happens. The backup should be

secure and off site and make sure that the

backup is tested to prove it works.

8.

Limit access of users and change

simple settings to reduce the

amount of damage that can be

done if an attack occurs.

Make sure all updates are

installed on all devices as soon

9. as they become available. Often

attacks will be automated to search for

vulnerabilities that are known, so those

who don’t update are often caught out.

Older software systems such as Windows

XP are extremely vulnerable as updates

are no longer released.

5 QUICK WAYS

Edit some simple settings

on your PC such as

disabling ‘auto-run’.

Set up computers so they

are in ‘user’ mode not

‘administrator’ mode, when

used day to day.

Set restriction of ‘users’

so that they cannot install

new programmes without

authorisation from an

Administrator.

OFTEN ATTACKS

WILL BE AUTOMATED

TO SEARCH FOR

VULNERABILITIES

THAT ARE

KNOWN

Segregate your IT system

so people have access to

the information that they

need for their work.

You can even have

your family on separate

usernames on the home PC.

Consider getting

professional advice – do

10. your research and enlist the

help of an experienced advisor – cyber

insurance is still considered in its infancy

and the quality of policies on offer can

vary enormously, but as a business it is

worth consideration and even if you wish

to protect your personal data at home.

These steps will improve your

cyber security, reducing the risk

to your business, and personal

identity.

www.sutcliffeinsurance.co.uk

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TECH

Heba Bevan, CEO

and founder of

UtterBerryTM

done on a tablet. She now associates

smartphones and tablets with games and

fun. This is understandable but slightly

concerning to me because off-screen

learning and activities are also important.”

SENSORY

PERFECTION

Heba Bevan is an

electronics and computer

engineer who is also CEO

and founder of sensor

company UtterBerry TM ,

and having been recently

honoured with an OBE for

her services to innovation,

technology and STEM

education, we reckon

her ground-breaking

technology is worth

paying attention to...

What is UtterBerry TM and why should

we take notice of the technology?

“[We develop] low-power wireless sensors

with artificial intelligence. Our sensors are

very small; they light and form networks

that monitor almost all aspects of the areas

covered. The sensors process information

and report it in real time and via the

internet...

UtterBerry TM sensors also analyse data

trends to alert of pending and future

events. These sensors have been deployed

in numerous sites throughout the country,

including the London Underground

(Liverpool Street, Moorgate), Tower

Bridge and Forth Road Bridge, delivering

measurements in displacement, tilt/

52

acceleration, temperature and humidity in

real time to any internet-enabled device.”

Do you believe that technology is

causing issues for us as a society?

“One of the issues is the lack of boundaries...

Online bullying is a key example.

Bullying has always existed, but the

ubiquitous use of mobile phones married

with the amount of personal information,

photos and videos now available online, take

the whole challenge to a

new dimension!

Humans evolved

without electronic

technology – the

existence of electronic

technology is just a

speck on the overall

timeline of human

existence. Perhaps we

need greater research

into the health impact of technology so

that we can minimise it while maximising its

benefits.”

Much has been made about the

negative impact social media and

mobile devices are having on

children. As a parent yourself, do

you limit your daughter’s time with

phones, tablets or computers?

“I do try to limit my daughter’s time with

tablets and phones, but it is quite difficult

given her homework often needs to be

What were your aspirations as a

child?

“My aspiration as a child was to become a

fashion designer, though my family wanted

me to be a doctor. I loved being creative

and enjoyed making things as well as fixing

things. As far as deciding on a career path,

I was good at mathematics from an early

age, but I only fell in love with engineering

when I was seventeen.”

How did you feel about recently

receiving an OBE?

“I am absolutely honoured to have

received this OBE, I still can’t believe it. I

feel that the people around me helped me

through my life and helped shape who I

am today. I feel fortunate and blessed with

all that has happened.”

What major plans do you have for

UtterBerryTM in 2019?

“This year, UtterBerryTM is looking to

expand further into Asia, securing more

business and opening an office in the

region. We would like to work with a greater

number of large companies in a collaborative

way. We are also looking to make moves in

Silicon Valley due to my history in the area.”

Finally, what

would you advise

people interested

in following a

similar path

to a career in

technology and

engineering?

“Ask yourself if you

can solve problems,

and if so, do you

enjoy solving problems. The difference

between scientists and engineers is

that scientists think theoretically, and

engineers apply practically, and you need

to enjoy the practical part. And also, you

have to enjoy working with others and

collaborating.”

Read more of Ben Whittaker’s

articles about technology on:

www.thedigitalline.co.uk

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Driving in #Australia

Fines: If you are spending

time in Australia, make sure

1. you are aware of any public

holidays or celebrations and be

extra diligent when driving. In order

to reduce the risk of accidents on

these busy weekends, some states

in Australia double their fines and

demerit points.

2.

Drinking and driving:

Australia have strict

laws when it comes to

drinking and driving, and the legal

limit is 0.05 blood alcohol level.

However, learners and those with

a provisional driver’s licence must

have a blood alcohol level of zero.

3.

Renting vehicles: It’s

likely that you’ll want to

rent a vehicle when you

visit Australia so you can explore as

much as possible, but most rental

vehicles will have restrictions in

place of where they can be driven.

These may vary between providers,

so be sure to check with them

what the restrictions and limits are

beforehand.

Licence: Always

remember to carry your

4. valid in-date driver’s

licence – if you get stopped, you’ll

need to show it.

5.

Safety: Always ensure

you and your passengers

wear seatbelts during

your journeys and that you stay

as road safe as possible, including

checking your tyres before long

journeys. And – it’s Australia

remember... long roads, hot days

and vast lands – so carry spare

water for you and your passengers

and fuel for the vehicle if you can.

Driving in #Portugal

Driving with bikes: It is

common to bring over or rent

1. bikes to ride whilst on holiday,

but bear in mind that in Portugal it is

illegal to carry these bikes on the back

of your car. Instead, you’ll have to

purchase a roof mounted bike rack to

transport them.

2.

Drinking and driving:

For those who have been

driving for less than three

years, the blood alcohol limit is

0.02%. The level for the rest of the

drivers in the country is 0.05% and,

if you’re found to be between 0.05%

and 0.08%, you can expect a fine or

a withdrawal of your licence. For any

level above 0.08%, you could lose

your licence for up to two years.

Fines: If you do receive

a fine in Portugal, it will

3. be issued on the spot and

you must pay it in euros. So, for

those travelling from countries with

an alternate currency, such as the

UK, Australia and America, be sure

to carry euros at all times.

Licence: Always

remember to carry your

4. valid in-date driver’s

licence.

5.

Safety: Always ensure

you and your passengers

wear seatbelts during

your journeys and that you stay

as road safe as possible, including

checking your tyres before long

journeys.

Driving in #Croatia

Drinking and driving:

Croatia are very strict with

1. their drink driving laws, and

so up until the age of 24, all drivers

must have a 0.00% blood alcohol

level. The level is increased slightly

for those over 24, who may have a

limit of up to 0.05%.

Driving in darker

months: If you’re

2. heading to Croatia in the

Autumn and Winter months,

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remember that all headlights must

be dipped between the last Sunday

in October and the last Sunday in

March. If you fail to adhere to this

rule, you risk being fined.

3.

Necessary equipment:

When driving in Croatia,

it is compulsory to keep

spare bulbs, a first aid kid, a

warning triangle and a reflective

jacket in your car at all times.

Licence: Always

remember to carry your

4. valid in-date driver’s

licence.

5.

Safety: Always ensure

you and your passengers

wear seatbelts during

your journeys and that you stay

as road safe as possible, including

checking your tyres before long

journeys: For more information visit

www.justtyres.co.uk

Driving in #Spain

Road safety: Whilst

travelling on the roads in

1. Spain, be aware of scams,

thefts, conmen and fake policemen

in service areas and hard shoulders.

Remember to stay vigilant at all

times – a negative experience like

this would have the power to ruin

your holiday.

Banned objects: Like

to listen to music with

2. your headphones in whilst

driving? You should know that this

is fully banned in Spain, along with

using earpieces. Only hands-free

phones are allowed to be used

whilst driving. Why not make a CD

holiday playlist for your holiday

instead?

Fines: If you drive

dangerously or illegally in

3. Spain, you could be given

a fine on the spot. Don’t let it slip

to the back of your mind, but if you

pay within twenty days, the cost of

your fine could be reduced.

Licence: Always

remember to carry your

4. valid in-date driver’s

licence.

5.

Safety: Always ensure

you and your passengers

wear seatbelts during

your journeys and that you stay

as road safe as possible, including

checking your tyres before long

journeys.

THESE UNEXPECTED

ROAD RULES FROM

AROUND THE GLOBE

GLOBE ARE A GREAT

REMINDER TO BRUSH

UP ON A COUNTRY’S

DRIVING LAWS AND

NORMS IF YOU’RE

PLANNING TO TAKE A

ROAD TRIP, OR TRAVEL

BY CAR WHILST ON

HOLIDAY IN A FOREIGN

COUNTRY.

Driving in #Italy

1.

Tina Newman, Marketing

Manager at Just Tyres

Off limit driving: If you

see a place with the sign

‘Zone a Traffico Limitato’

(ZTLs), DON’T DRIVE THERE! These

zones are off limits to any drivers

who aren’t residents of the street

or area… and any non-residents,

such as holidaymakers and

travellers, found driving there will

be fined.

Pollution charges: If

you’re heading to the

2. fashion capital of Italy,

Milan, don’t forget to purchase

an eco-pass. Milan has a pollution

charge in place between the hours

of 7:30am and 7:30pm from

Monday to Friday.

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Travelling with

children: For those

3. travelling around Milan on

a motorbike or moped, bear in mind

that it is illegal for any child under

the age of five to be a passenger

on one of these vehicles. Prepare in

advance to make sure you have an

appropriate method of transport

for the child, or you’re familiar with

Italian public transport.

Licence: Always

remember to carry your valid

4. in-date driver’s licence.

Safety: Always ensure

you and your passengers

5. wear seatbelts during your

journeys and that you stay as road

safe as possible, including checking

your tyres before long journeys.

Driving in #Germany

1.

Fines: In Germany, if you

fail to stop at a red light

you could be given either

an on the spot fine, two points on

your driver’s licence or a one month

suspension of your licence. Not an

ideal holiday!

Legal driving age:

Even though you can

2. hold a full driver’s licence

from the age of 17 in the UK, you

must be at least 18 to drive or ride

a motor vehicle in Germany. This

rule applies to all foreign visitors to

Germany too.

Accidents and

incidents: As a

3. holidaymaker or traveller

in Germany, you could still be

at risk of having your vehicle

confiscated by police if you’re

involved in a serious incident. Being

a foreign motorist or road-tripper

doesn’t excuse you from this rule.

Licence: Always

remember to carry your

4. valid in-date driver’s

licence.

5.

Safety: Always ensure

you and your passengers

wear seatbelts during

your journeys and that you stay

as road safe as possible, including

checking your tyres before long

journeys.

Driving in #Greece

1.

Necessary equipment:

When preparing for

your trip to Greece, it’s

not only shorts, t-shirts and

sunglasses you need to remember

to pack! It’s also the law to carry

a fire extinguisher, a first aid kit

and a warning triangle in your car

at all times. Don’t be caught out!

Fuel: Thinking of

carrying spare fuel in a

2. can in your car? Don’t!

It’s illegal, Don’t panic, the only

place you might struggle to find

petrol stations is in the more

remote Greek towns and villages,

but be sure to have a full tank

before you set off on any long

trips or days out.

3.

Parking: In Greece, the

police have the power

to confiscate your

number plates if you’re parked

illegally, so don’t risk it! Be sure

to read and fully understand the

parking rules and restrictions

before you park.

Licence: Always

remember to carry your

4. valid in-date driver’s

licence.

5.

Safety: Always ensure

you and your passengers

wear seatbelts during

your journeys and that you stay

as road safe as possible, including

checking your tyres before long

journeys.

Driving in #Turkey

1.

Drinking and driving: If

you’re thinking of camping

in Turkey this summer, be

aware that your blood alcohol limit

must be at zero for you to tow

a caravan legally. This rule also

applies to people towing trailers.

Travelling with

children: Are you

2. travelling with a child

under the age of 10? Make sure

your car has more than two seats,

as it’s illegal for any child under 10

to be in the front seat of a car. If

your car only has two seats, take a

look into renting or hiring a car for

your holiday to be on the safe side.

3.

Use of vehicle horns:

If you’re staying in a

built-up area, remember

that it is illegal to use your vehicle’s

horn between the hours of 10pm

and sunrise.

Licence: Always

remember to carry your

4. valid in-date driver’s

licence.

5.

Safety: Always ensure

you and your passengers

wear seatbelts during

your journeys and that you stay

as road safe as possible, including

checking your tyres before long

journeys.

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Driving in #France

1.

Necessary equipment:

Remember to drive on

the right side of the road,

but a lesser known rule is that

it’s compulsory for all drivers and

motorcyclists to keep an unused

and certified breathalyser in their

vehicle at all times. It’s useful to

carry two just in case one is used,

lost or damaged.

2.

Drinking and driving:

If you haven’t travelled

to France for a while, you

may not be aware that the drink

drive limit for new drivers and those

who have been driving for less than

three years has been tightened and

reduced from 0.05%% to 0.02%.

This is the same limit as bus and

coach drivers in France.

Travelling with

children: Are you

3. travelling with children or

friends’ children who are under the

age of 18? As the driver, it is your

responsibility to make sure they’re

all safe and secure in their seats,

so children who need to be should

be strapped into a car/booster seat

and all passengers must have their

seat belts fastened at all times

whilst driving.

Licence: Always

remember to carry your

4. valid in-date driver’s

licence.

5.

Safety: Always ensure

you and your passengers

wear seatbelts during

your journeys and that you stay

as road safe as possible, including

checking your tyres before long

journeys.

Driving in #America

Undertaking: In some

countries, it might be

1. alarming to see a vehicle

undertaking another vehicle.

However, if you’re visiting the

USA this summer don’t be

alarmed if you see a vehicle

undertaking – it’s completely

legal and is quite commonplace,

especially on motorways.

Four-way intersections:

When driving in the States,

you’re likely to come across

2.

a four-way intersection. At fourway

intersections with no lights

or stop signs, there is no

definite right of way and

so it’s an unspoken rule

that the first car to arrive

has priority. Keep vigilant

to make sure no other driver

thinks they have right of way,

too!

Right turns at stop

lights: In every State in the

3. USA, you’re allowed to make

a right turn at a red stop light, unless

it’s otherwise indicated. However, if

you’re exploring the Big Apple this

summer you should know that there

is an exception to this rule here – it’s

illegal to turn right at a red light

anywhere in New York City.

4.

Licence: Always remember

to carry your valid in-date

driver’s licence.

Safety: Always ensure

you and your passengers

5. wear seatbelts during your

journeys and that you stay as road

safe as possible, including checking

your tyres before long journeys.

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IT’S INTERESTING TO SEE

HOW ROAD RULES AND

DRIVING NORMS CAN VARY

SO GREATLY IN DIFFERENT

COUNTRIES AROUND THE

WORLD. FOR EXAMPLE,

UNDERTAKING ON THE

MOTORWAY IS STRONGLY

DISCOURAGED IN THE UK, BUT

ON U.S. ROADS IS COMPLETELY

LEGAL AND COMMONPLACE.

Tina Newman, Marketing

Manager at Just Tyres

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TRAVERSE TRACKS ON

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ASPHALT AND ESCAPE

ON THE OPEN ROAD…

Moved by the mountain straights,

driven onto valleys views, we tour

the lines that hug the coast spurred

on by the swell of the sea.

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Dive into rich history and ever-changing landscapes to uncover a world

of tangled trees and twisty trails. Surround yourself with lush valleys

and sweeping glens, coastal paths and country lanes, enchanting forests

and mountainous peaks, and let your story unfold on foot or by bike.

For the movers seeking thrills, scale our peaks and winding forests

to be rewarded with magnificent countryside and coastal views or tackle

the tracks of some of the world famous road cyclists on the TT course.

There’s enough testing terrain to challenge even the most serious cyclists,

or plenty of quiet roads and off-road tracks for sightseers and families

who want to take it at their own pace.

For those after a less energetic experience, ride on the most impressive

network of heritage railways in the British Isles, powered by electricity,

steam and horsepower. The Isle of Man is a walker’s paradise;

walkers of all abilities can marvel at majestic landscapes and follow the

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For full details on travel, accommodation and things to do can be found

at the official Isle of Man visitor site at www.visitisleofman.com.


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GOLFBREAKS SHARES

SOME OF THE UK’S

MOST LOVED GOLFING

EXPLORE

DESTINATIONS

2019 WITH A

SUMMER BREAK TO

GOLF

UKREMEMBER...

BREAKS

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W

hilst millions of Brits

head abroad each year to

experience the wide variety

of golf on offer in mainland

Europe (and beyond!), the summer

months present an incredible opportunity

to stay at home and take advantage of

the stunning golf on offer right here in

the UK. From venues in Scotland with

over a century of history, through to

destinations in the south of England with

ever increasing on-course options, there’s

a perfect break for everyone this summer!

Beautiful Bournemouth

One of the UK’s most popular destinations

for a golf tour, Bournemouth’s reputation

is thoroughly deserved. Boasting some

truly outstanding golf courses in glorious

surroundings, and nightlife that groups

will love; this south-coast haven has

become the go-to break for those

heading out of London for an actionpacked

golfing getaway.

Amongst the most appealing elements

of a Bournemouth golf tour is the ability

to create a great-value package that can

be scaled to suit the tastes of all groups;

whether this includes heavy-hitting

destinations such as Broadstone and

Parkstone, boasting some of England’s

finest heathland, or a stunning hidden

gem such as the Isle of Purbeck – arguably

the South Coast’s most scenic golf course.

GOLFBREAKS TOP TIP: Stay in the

centre of Bournemouth at one of the

city’s many hotels. You’ll be perfectly

placed to enjoy a great night out in this

lively town, whilst remaining close enough

to some of the UK’s premier heathland

and coastal courses.

The Home of Golf

Thinking of a pilgrimage to the home

of golf this summer? There’s never been

a better time to head to St Andrews!

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to say that playing the Old Course is an

amazingly spiritual experience. Such is

the emotion of the place that it’s a truly

terrifying yet exhilarating moment as you

size up the widest fairway in the world.

Every golfer owes it to themselves to play

it at least once in their lifetime. The same

could be said of Carnoustie – famed for

its closing stretch, this is a beast of course

that will delight and destroy you in equal

measure.

The development of golf in the area

has led to a plethora of options on the

course with no less than 41 courses

within the historic county of Fife. Aligned

with this has been the ability to cater

for visitors to the region with a huge

variety of accommodation available,

including Fairmont St Andrews with two

St Andrews courses on-site.

GOLFBREAKS TOP TIP: Whilst any trip

to St Andrews is immeasurably enhanced

by stepping foot on the hallowed turf of

the Old Course, don’t dismiss the other

courses on offer in the Auld Grey Toon. The

Torrance Course is a particular favourite,

particularly if staying at the Fairmont Hotel

as you’ll be able to roll straight out of bed

onto the first tee!

The Iconic Kent Coast

A perennial favourite with Golfbreaks’

customers; Kent is the ideal destination

for your next UK golf tour. Easily reached

from the southern half of the country

this so-called ‘Garden of England’ is a

veritable golfing hotbed that includes some

magnificent parkland and links courses,

plentiful accommodation and some

truly breathtaking scenery. With a trio of

venerable Open venues within a few miles

of each other, Kent’s Big Three should be on

every golfers’ bucket list.

Royal St George’s is arguably England’s

No.1 course – a 14-time Open host (and site

of the 2020 Open) that is one of the purest

links in the game. Nearby Royal Cinque Ports

has an equally fearsome reputation and one

of the toughest back-nines in golf, while the

27-hole complex at Princes is the perfect

place for a day ticket.

GOLFBREAKS TOP TIP: Located in the

heart of the idyllic Sandwich Bay, The Lodge

at Prince’s offers four excellent types of

accommodation to match the quality of onsite

golf available. If you’re looking to make

the most of the golf on your trip, maximise

your time on the links by staying close to the

action!

For a brilliant dining experience, The

Brasserie on the Bay will more than suffice.

Blessed with views of the English Channel,

this 2 AA Rosette restaurant will surpass

the high expectations set by the worldrenowned

on-site golf, and will ensure your

return to the famous Princes.

IT’S A TRULY

TERRIFYING YET

EXHILARATING

MOMENT AS

YOU SIZE UP THE

WIDEST FAIRWAY

IN THE WORLD.

For more information on any of the

Golfbreaks’ packages mentioned, or to

book your own break for 2019, visit www.

golfbreaks.com or call 0800 279 7988

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WOULD

YOU WAKE

UP AT 6AM

TO SEE A

POLAR

BEAR?

There are busy holidays,

and there are adventure

holidays and there

are city breaks, and

relaxing vacations...

and then there are life

experiences... with real

life polar bears in their

natural environment,

just waiting for you to

capture the moment on

your camera...

I

n the subarctic

Canadian town

of Churchill,

Manitoba; at the

remote end of the rail line, the

community known as the “Polar

Bear Capital of the World” is a

holiday experience that attracts

tourists, photographers and

film crews from all over the

globe to enjoy, film and capture

encounters with the largest land carnivore

in the world – the polar bear.

During the months of October and

November, polar bears are migrating

through the Churchill region. They stop here

and wait for the first sea ice to form so they

can start the seal hunt and then journey

further north. So, after you’ve enjoyed the

summer months at your chosen locations

around the world, you can plan to get up

close to these remarkable creatures for an

awesome winter experience.

There are large and famous tour

companies that operate in the area,

taking groups of up to forty people

out to find polar bears... And then

there are the smaller operators... These

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A TYPICAL DAY IS

SPENT SCOURING

THESE BEAUTIFUL

LANDSCAPES IN 4X4

VEHICLES, TRACKING,

AND SEARCHING...

focus on more intimate, small groups

or professional photographers and film

crew tours. With these smaller operators,

you can get ground level encounters

and photos, making the experience

rich and rewarding for even amateur

photographers.

Nanuk Operations, one of these

smaller companies, is owned and

operated by Caleb Ross. With years of

experience in the film industry, Caleb

now guides groups like this around the

Churchill area in search of polar bears.

A typical day is spent scouring these

beautiful landscapes in 4x4 vehicles,

tracking, and searching...

With access to around twenty-six

kilometres of coastline, roads and trails,

and the ever-changing landscape of

drifting snow and one-sided trees, you can

be assured that every day will be different.

Photos tell a thousand words. When

capturing images of ‘Nanuq’, the polar

bear, in its natural environment, the arctic

cold pales in comparison.

Find more information at

www.nanukoperations.com

@nanukoperations

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ON

YA

BIKE!

What to wear on a

cycling adventure:

Both destinations are warm

during summer, so it’s

really important to wear

appropriate cycling gear.

Ensure you apply sunscreen

too, especially on the nose,

cheeks and back of the

neck, and on your forearms

if exposed. Polarized

sunglasses are ideal – they

must be well fitting and

even have a fabric strap on

the arms to secure them.

Enjoy the fresh air and freedom of

mountain biking in two of the most

beautiful European locations ideal for

cycling enthusiasts...

Mallorca, Spain: In only a few

years, Mallorca has become one of the

most popular cycling destinations in

Europe. Nestled in the Mediterranean Sea,

the Spanish island offers a

magnificent landscape between

beaches, small towns, and

mountains and includes the

iconic climb of Sa Calobra. Café

du Cycliste has a coffee shop in

Palma, where cyclists can enjoy

a coffee, fresh juice and piece

of cake before and after a ride,

browse clothes and rent bikes.

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Top: Wear something light, a merino jersey,

made of fantastic, breathable fabric, is ideal.

Bib-short: The most important piece of

the gear is a premium bib-short to keep you

comfortable on the saddle.

Headwear: Helmets are important for safety,

but some people opt for caps for stylish sun

protection.

Socks: Breathable socks are vital, so you don’t

get uncomfortable, too sweaty or overheated.

For more information visit www.cafeducycliste.com

Nice, Côte d’Azur, France: The

Côte d’Azur is one of the most famous places

in France. While globally known for its allyear-round

sunshine, famous pebble beaches

and luxury lifestyle, the region is also the

playground of numerous pro-cyclists. Optimal

roads, optimal weather. It’s in Nice that Café

du Cycliste opened its first concept-store,

certainly the best place in town for all cycling

enthusiasts. Nestled in the port, the Café is a

friendly place to have a great pre-ride coffee

break while browsing the brand’s premium

cycling apparel and renting a bike to escape

towards the mountains or the seaside.

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3 Months of Un

MAY 2019 JUNE 2019

JULY 2019

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

WED THURS FRI SAT SUN

MON

TUES

WED THURS

FRI

SAT

SUN MON TUES

European Tour: Volvo China Open

Int'l Cricket: European Tour: British Masters

EFL League 2: EFL C'ship:

1st ODI

Play-off Semi Play-off Semi

PGA Tour: Wells Fargo Championship

Man City v

England v PGA Tour: AT&T Byron Nelson

Final

Final

Darts:

Leicester Pakistan

EFL League 2: F1®: Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona

Int'l Cricket:

Premier

Play-off Semi

3rd ODI

League Darts Everton v Bournemouth Huddersfield

Final

EFL League 2: EFL C'ship:

England v

Burnley v Tottenham v Man Utd

Play-off Semi Play-off Semi

Pakistan

Final

Final

Super League:

Wigan v

London

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Cricket WC:

South Africa v

Bangladesh

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

MON

TUES

PGA Tour: 3M Open

EFL:

League 1 & 2

Final Day

Babcock

Trophy:

Army v Navy

Champ'ship

Rugby Union:

Final

Arsenal v

Brighton

EFL:

Champ'ship

Final Day

SPFL:

Rangers v

Hibernian

Int'l Cricket:

T20

England v

Pakistan

Darts:

Premier

League Darts

Int'l Cricket:

2nd ODI

England v

Pakistan

IndyCar GP:

Motor

Speedway

Road Course

Final Day

of League

SAT SUN

MON

TUES

WED THURS

FRI SAT SUN MON TUES

WED THURS FRI SAT

Cricket WC: Cricket WC:

Cricket WC: Euro Qualifier:

Euro Qualifier: Cricket WC:

Golf Major: US Open

England v Afghanistan v

Pakistan v Scotland v

ROI v

Australia v

Pakistan Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Cyprus

Gibraltar Pakistan

European Tour: Belgian

Knockout

PGA Tour: The Memorial

Tournament

LPGA Tour: US Women’s Open

Horse Racing:

The Derby,

Epsom

HSBC Rugby Sevens: Paris

Super League: x3 games TBC

IndyCar GP: Belle Isle Park

PPV:

Joshua v TBC

Cricket WC:

Sri Lanka v

Windies

Int'l Cricket:

Ireland v

Zimbabwe

Cricket WC:

Bangladesh v

India

Int'l Cricket:

Women’s ODI

England v

Australia

Super League:

TBC

Int'l Cricket:

ODI

Ireland v

England

Cricket WC:

England v

New Zealand

Newcastle v

Liverpool

SPFL:

Aberdeen v

Celtic

Fight Night:

Canelo v

Jacobs

UEFA Nations

League SF 1:

Portugal v

Switzerland

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BOX

to

Whether it’s simply to

work up a sweat and

get a bit fitter, or to step

into the ring to compete

competitively, boxing is

a sport that continues

to maintain widespread

appeal for a diverse

cross-section of people...

T

he majority of those who

step through the doors of

the 900-plus gyms affiliated

to governing body England

Boxing each day are there purely for

recreational purposes – to skip, punch a bag,

shadow box and learn the skills and training

drills.

After a hard day at the office, it’s a great

way to get rid of building stress levels and

maintaining strong mental health, plus the

friendly, social environment

means it’s easy to make

new friends.

People who attend

often comment that it

helps to build confidence

and self-esteem, and

there are obvious benefits

in terms of improving

overall fitness, in particular

cardiovascular health and

overall body strength.

Gym in Sheffield.

Competition

Those who compete

against each other are

said to be ‘carded’ boxers – they have been

registered and undergone a medical review

before they take on another opponent. They

must be at least ten-years- old and can only

be matched against someone of similar age,

weight and experience.

Safety is the number one priority, with all

competitive bouts taking place under the

supervision of a qualified events supervisor,

as well as qualified referees, judges and

officials, backed-up by the provision of a

ringside doctor. All must wear gum-shields

and, senior men aside, head-guards.

It is mandatory for all competitive boxers

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Women training at the Aspire

have an annual medical assessment

and, prior to each bout, boxers must again

undergo a further health check to ensure

they are ‘fit-to-box’.

England Boxing has been holding its

National Amateur Championships (formerly

ABAs) since 1881, with this year’s event

taking place in April over two weekends

in Nottingham and Manchester across 21

weight divisions – 11 for men and 10 for

women.

As well as the senior ranks, there are also

aged-based Championships for Youth, Junior

and School boxers staged between February

and May, together with a Development

event in October and Women’s Winter Box

Cup in December.

Professionals

Those tournaments have, down the years,

proven to be a very useful breeding ground

for some of Britain’s most celebrated

performers both at Olympic level – the

highest stage on which an amateur can

compete – and on the professional circuit.

Two of the biggest names in heavyweight

boxing, Anthony Joshua (with Finchley in

2010 and 2011) and Tyson Fury (with Jimmy

Egan’s in 2008) have won coveted national

senior titles and they are not alone in using

their amateur triumphs as a springboard to

further success.

Carl Froch, Ricky Hatton, George Groves,

Frank Bruno, Nigel Benn, Alan Minter and

Henry Cooper, as well as Nicola Adams,

Savannah Marshall and Stacey Copeland,

are some of the other familiar faces and are

products of the English amateur system.

Many boxers are roared on by family and

friends when they take part in a bout, but

all spectators are welcome, with many clubs

holding their own shows.

Most events are pay-on-the-day and

relatively cheap, with the typical price to view

a full session of boxing at an England Boxing

event around £20 for adults and significantly

cheaper for concessions and children.

Youth

For many young people, learning to box is a

positive physical interest that keeps them out

of trouble and teaches them discipline that

serves them well mentally and emotionally

throughout their lives too.

Inclusion

Coaches at some clubs, meanwhile, have

been trained in how to make sessions

inclusive for people with disabilities. One

such example is at Poole ABC, where a

member who has cerebral palsy boxes and

spars on her knees.

If you have a disability, then you can

contact one of nine club support officers

based around the country, via the England

Boxing website, who will be happy to point

you in the right direction.

The best way to find your

nearest club is online at www.

englandboxing.org, where

the Club Finder has a list of

all registered clubs, as well as

contact details.

A bout from the England Boxing National

Junior Championships 2019, Rotherham.

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JOE

HUGHES

We chatted with Joe

Hughes about his Erb’s

Palsy and his life as

a professional super

lightweight boxing

champion...

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What restrictions or daily

challenges does having Erb’s Palsy

present?

My shoulder got stuck during childbirth,

and I was pulled by the head hard causing

damage to the nerves, which affected the

right-hand side of my upper body... so

it is something I’ve been used to for my

whole life. There are many movements I

can’t make with my right arm, which is

three inches shorter than my left, and it’s

significantly weaker.

At what point

did your boxing

journey begin?

I’d done martial arts

from the age of five,

and started boxing

when I was aged

eight.

And why did you

choose boxing?

My dad took me along

to trick me into doing

some physiotherapy;

and because I had to do physio every day

as a child and hated it, it was a way of

getting me to work my weaker arm doing

something I enjoyed doing.

How has having Erb’s Palsy made

you the boxer you are today?

I believe the many difficulties and failures

I’ve faced and have had to overcome

due to my Erb’s Palsy have made me a

stronger minded person

and definitely more

determined.

Do you believe the main

quality required by a

sportsman is a physical

one? Or mental one?

For me personally definitely a mental

one, every fight I go into I’m at a physical

disadvantage and I still

more often than not

come out on top. There

are also so many ups and

downs, disappointments

and setbacks involved in

professional sport that

you must overcome in

order to continue, and

without that mental

quality it

would be

very difficult

to be

successful.

I GO INTO

FIGHTS

AS CALM

AS POSSIBLE

What is your fitness regime like?

It involves lots of hard work like any

boxer; lots of traditional boxing training -

so bags, pads, sparring, as well as running

and boxing specifically for strength and

conditioning – Usually two to three

sessions a day depending on how close

to the fight I am. I also have to do extra

work on the right arm in order to try and

improve it as much as possible.

How do you prepare for a fight?

Outside the training, I try to think about

boxing and the fight as little as I can, and

spend time doing things with my family.

Having two young kids keeps me pretty busy

and I don’t want my boxing to take over

their lives. As the fight draws closer, I try to

relax as much as possible, I’m not the type of

fighter that gets themselves pumped up, I go

into fights as calm as possible.

What advice would you give to

anybody wanting to pursue a

sporting career with a disability or

physical impairment?

To definitely go for it, it won’t be easy or

straightforward but if it’s something you

seriously want to do then don’t let your

disability or people saying you can’t do it

hold you back, I’ve had so many doctors,

so-called boxing experts, and even boxing

fans say that I’d never be successful

due to my Erb’s Palsy and now I’m the

European champion.

Find out more about Joe’s next fight

on www.joehughesboxing.co.uk

and follow his career

@joehughesboxing

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WE CAUGHT

UP WITH WBC

FLYWEIGHT

CHAMPION

CHARLIE

EDWARDS TO

DISCUSS HIS

BOXING CAREER,

MIND-SET AND

OTHER STUFF...

Charlie

EDWARDS

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C

harlie Edwards

is still a tender

age of twentysix,

and it was

fifteen years ago when he

was just eleven that boxing

really became a part of his

life, “I was short and fat,

and I just wanted to lose

weight,” he shared.

But it wasn’t long after

starting the sport that he

realised he had a talent to box.

With his baby face, and strong Croydon

accent it is a surprise to listen to Charlie

speak with the level of composure and

compassion you’d expect from someone

double his age.

“I’ve been told I have an old head

on young shoulders. I’m obsessed with

pushing limits. To me, there’s no such word

as ‘can’t’, and this motivates me.”

Charlie’s father has been one of his main

backers from the beginning, believing his

son had the skill and determination to go

professional, “My dad loved it!”

“-Dad raced national hot rods for Great

Britain, so he knows about competitive

sport... But my mum was dubious, because

I guess I’m a mummy’s boy, so she didn’t

watch my first pro fight.”

Charlie explains how both his parents

are inspirations to him; with his mother

having been through “hell and back” with

breast cancer, radiotherapy and three major

head operations, “If she is struggling it

upsets me, because I just want to see her

smile – and I know that me achieving fulfils

her... I’m just really grateful that my sister

is supportive and cares for my mum, as it

allows me to continue with the dream.”

Having already had so many victories,

Charlie shares what ‘continuing the dream’

means for him, “My dream is to cement

myself in world history with my titles.

We come on this earth from the spiritual

being – yeah, we go off track – but we

each have a purpose. My life purpose is

boxing... because by being successful I can

help change humanity a little bit and help

motivate people. I am living my best life

when my career is on track.”

Despite his mum’s absence at his

professional debut fight in 2015, Charlie

had his first official win, and this remained

steady until his ninth fight, when he lost,

“- it wasn’t my day that night, and I’ve not

lost since.”

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MY DREAM IS TO

CEMENT MYSELF

IN WORLD

HISTORY WITH

MY TITLES...

He claims to have learnt a big lesson as

well as experienced personal growth as

a result of the defeat, “I wasn’t as good

as I thought I was – you need to have the

right team of people surrounding you, and

it helped me see who the glory hunters

were; who was real, who was fake – And

it made everything clear to me. Now, I just

don’t get caught up in the hype. We live

in a fickle world – especially in the sports

or entertainment industries and I believe

I needed to lose because the straight run

of wins would have gone to my head. But

I keep my feet firmly on the ground with

my wins now, because I am ready for it.

And the benefit is that I’ve already been

defeated and dealt with it, so there’s no

pressure.”

Edwards explains more about being in

the ring, “It’s a mad experience to be hit

so hard, but not to be knocked out cold,

and that fight did make my head buzz. But

for me, fighting is about hitting and not

getting hit.”

“If I’m feeling a bit lost in my head, I just

channel it all into boxing – It’s my escape

from reality and life. And obviously, fitness

is a factor, but mentality is important for

boxing.”

Charlie talks about the Law of

Attraction, and how it has impacted his

life for the better to help him with success,

“The film and book ‘The Secret’ is very

commercial, but it opens the doors for a

lot of people, and I would advise people

to read or watch it, because after I first

watched the film, I visualised in the mirror

every night winning the bronze and then

I visualised having the bronze and I then

won the bronze at my next fight.”

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“I train all the time – I like to train!

When I’m not training, I lose my head.

I alternate training each day twice or three times,

for an average of 90-120 minutes. Grant Smith,

my coach constructs my sessions and no one

session is the same. My favourite exercises are

one-on-one pad work – focusing on my technique

and pushing myself to the limit.

Saturdays, I train only once or twice a day – so

a little less than the rest of the week, and Sunday

is a chill out day, when I go for a walk or a run and

maybe go to a healthy restaurant,

I generally eat no processed foods; I use honey

not sugar, and I cut down on dairy when I am

training. And I have three meals a day – prepared

by my meal sponsor The Body Kitchen. Two snacks

– 6 litres of water... no over complication – balanced

– clean – true to yourself.”

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THERE’S

NO SUCH

WORD AS

‘CAN’T’...

And whilst working so closely

with his dad, led to a fall out at

one point, Edwards admits “I owe

everything to my dad; he helped me

take life seriously – programmed

me, and gave me that inner drive;

that hunger to win and succeed.

You need to have passion as a pro

athlete! He used to say to me ‘when

you go to bed, think of your fight,

run it through your head while

you’re falling asleep’ and that’s

what I do...

I owe my success to that. And I

know I needed to fall out with my

dad because I needed to make it

on my own and come back to him

as a man – and when I did, his eyes

welled-up and he was really proud.”

Charlie now lives by these

visualisation techniques, as well as

meditation as part of his training

and fighting, “I get in the zone

before a fight by meditating, and I

spend time with my mentor too.”

It is apparent that boxing is a

way of life for Charlie, and a holistic

process that he balances with

celebrations, around his training

and fighting, as well as scheduled

breaks, “I went to Cambodia, and it

was a really cultural experience and

I want to explore more places such

as Vietnam.”

Recommendations:

Get regular health check-ups,

Try meditation,

Remember to watch The Secret film,

Try an ice chamber machine – it is

invigorating and great for all body

circulation,

Love Hemp oil drops are really helpful

for reducing anxiety – it helps me sleep

as I’m an over thinker.

We end our chat with a few motivational words

of wisdom from Charlie, “Never stop believing –

when you stop believing just walk away – give

everything you’ve got – with belief you construct

your life pattern to become that person.”

Charlie posted on IG after fellow boxer

Anthony Joshua’s defeat:

Absolutely gutted for the big man @anthony_

joshua last night, but I believe he has what it

takes to come back even bigger and better!

Every set back comes with a major come back!

I suffered my first stoppage loss in 2016

against Jon Reil Casimero, I still stick to

these words that it was the biggest blessing

in disguise of my boxing career and

development as a person!

Follow @cedwardsboxing on Instagram for

more photos and words.

For information on Charlie’s next fight visit,

www.charlie-edwards.com

Interview by J P Martin

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stick to it. Because you’ll always end

up better than where you started.”

“Prayer is a form of meditation, isn’t

it? It’s laws of attraction: whatever

you put out into the universe is what it

receives. It’s just kind of putting your

thoughts out into the universe.”

“I’ll get seven hours sleep a night, but

after breakfast, I’ll have an hour just

resting, to recover. In Spain they all

have siestas, even businessmen.”

Read more at:

https://www.brainyquote.com

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MOTIVATION

FROM

Anthony

Joshua

A boxing feature just wouldn’t be right without some

wise words from the highly-respected Anthony

Joshua... Now, we’d love to say that we caught up with

the pro boxer for a healthy beverage and a chat...

but the fact is simply that AJ has been focused on his

training – Disappointment aside, we gathered some

of his best pieces of advice to share with our readers,

because despite his recent first pro defeat in the USA,

we still think AJ is a world champ!

“No one likes embarrassment, no one

likes failure... It’s part of life!”

Team Coco

‘Anthony Joshua Finds Conan’s Weak Point

- CONAN on TBS’

August 2018

https://youtu.be/FszP4SaGjGQ

“What I get pleasure out of is helping

others, and when I see them smiling

it helps me keep positive, so seeing

others do well, seeing others happy,

helps me – I keep positive people

around me that make me smile...”

‘The Calm Before The Storm’

July 2018

https://youtu.be/nvYUv79-Ffo

“In boxing, it is about the obsession

of getting the most from yourself:

wanting to dominate the world like a

hungry young lion.”

“Just set yourself a goal and try and

“[I] Represent the right way... We

have enough sportsmen, actors and

entertainers - It’s important to be a

good leader.”

Breakfast Club Power 105.1FM

‘Anthony Joshua Talks Jarrell Miller, Answering

To Deontay Wilder, Staying Humble +

More’

February 2019

https://youtu.be/xJMw6UfhaE0

“I live once, bring me every

opportunity possible - It’s all fun!”

DAZN USA

‘Anthony Joshua Talks About 2019 With

DAZN’

December 2018

https://youtu.be/xwpeBKhoPVg

“Best wishes to the Male Cancer

Awareness Campaign, encouraging

men to get checked and to stay fit and

healthy.”

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JOSHUA TEAM.

Connect with Anthony

Joshua

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Twitter:

@anthonyfjoshua

Website:

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FOOTBALL UEFA Nations

League semi-final (June 6)

By Michael Golson

You can watch England’s UEFA Nations League

semi-final clash with the Netherlands on Sky

Sports Football / Sky Sports Main Event in the

UK on June 6.

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T

o say the inaugural UEFA

Nations League has been a

success would perhaps be

one of football’s biggest

understatements – at least from an England

perspective... European football’s newest

international tournament has seen Gareth

Southgate’s men storm to this summer’s

semi-final stage, after overcoming Croatia and

Spain in their qualifying group.

Following up from their brilliant run-out at

last summer’s

World Cup,

the Three

Lions got the

better of Spain

in Seville in

October – with

Raheem Sterling

inspiring the

side to a 3-2

win over the

2010 World

Champions.

There was

further joy at

Wembley in

November,

when a late

Harry Kane

goal sealed a

satisfying 2-1

win over Croatia

to set up their tie with the Netherlands on

June 6.

With Portugal and Switzerland going toeto-toe

in the other semi-final clash, England

fans will be optimistic over their

chances of lifting the Nations

League trophy – but they’ll have to

be at their very best after drawing a

resurgent Netherlands side.

The Oranje have been a shadow of

their former selves in recent years, having

failed to reach both Euro 2016 and the

2018 World Cup. But under former

Everton manager Ronald Koeman, the

likes of Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk

and former Manchester United forward

Memphis Depay have inspired the Dutch

to rise above their recent disappointments

and emerge as one of the world’s most

exciting footballing nations once more.

FOOTBALL Women’s World

Cup (June 7 - July 7)

By Samuel Gilbert

T

he eighth Women’s World

Cup takes place in France this

summer just one year since the

success of the French team in the

tournament’s men’s equivalent... 24 nations

will compete on the biggest stage in women’s

football with the USWNT the firm favourites to

be crowned world champions.

The U.S. beat Japan 5-2 in the final in 2015

and are hotly anticipated to repeat the trick this

summer and pick up what would remarkably be

their fourth World Cup. However, don’t rule out

England’s Lionesses who are now managed by

Phil Neville. The semi-finalists from 2015 have a

real chance of going all the way this summer and

being crowned world champions for the first time.

The Lionesses picked up the secondmost

points of any country during

qualification for the tournament,

going unbeaten and winning seven and

drawing one of their eight games while

conceding just once.

The Lionesses’ chances of winning a first

World Cup have been boosted by the superb

form of Nikita Parris. The Lyon striker is one

to keep an eye on this summer after a brilliant

season in the Women’s Super League in which

she finished the campaign as one of the top

goal-scorers.

You can catch all the action from the tournament

live on the BBC between June 7 - July 7.

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mandatory challenger by beating American Toka Kahn

Clary in October 2018. Warrington is the firm

favourite for the bout and will benefit from

home advantage on the night when he fights out of

his home city of Leeds.

You can watch Josh Warrington vs Kid Galahad

on BT Sport (free-to-view-event) on June 15.

BOXING Tyson Fury vs Tom

Schwarz & Josh Warrington vs

Kid Galahad (June 15)

By Samuel Gilbert

B

oxing is more popular than it’s ever been

with a number of subplots across the

divisions gripping the nation in recent

years. The standout bout of the summer

sees the heavyweight division take centre stage once

again with Tyson Fury facing undefeated German Tom

Schwarz in Las Vegas on June 15.

Fury, a former three-belt champion, salvaged a

controversial draw after hitting the canvas in the final

round of his dramatic clash with WBC heavyweight

champion Deontay Wilder in December 2018.

The pair were expected to agree to an immediate

rematch but shocked the boxing world by announcing

they would both have interim fights before continuing

their feud in the ring at the end of the year.

Fury will make his debut on American television

when he faces Schwarz at the Thomas & Mack Center

in Las Vegas.

Schwarz holds the WBO inter-continental

heavyweight title and has a perfect record so far

with 24 straight wins, 16 by stoppage and stands at

6ft 5.5in tall. However, the 24-year-old has fought

just twice outside of his native Germany and is yet to

share a ring with anyone of Fury’s class.

DARTS Betfred World

Matchplay (July 20 - July 28)

By Samuel Gilbert

O

ne hundred and eighty! The best darts

players in the world will compete in

the PDC’s second-longest running

tournament this summer when the

Betfred World Matchplay returns.

The World Matchplay was first staged in

1994 and will see 32 players compete across nine days

at the historic Winter Gardens in Blackpool.

The field will be made up of the top 16 players on

the PDC Order of Merit and the top 16 on the ProTour

Order of Merit.

The World Matchplay was won a record 16 times

by the legendary Phil Taylor, after whom the trophy is

now named.

Gary Anderson is the current holder of the trophy

after the Flying Scotsman beat Mensur Suljovic in a

thrilling final in 2018.

Michael van Gerwen is the early bookies favourite

for the tournament, however the Dutchman would be

wise to take nothing for granted having been knocked

out at the first-round stage last year by countryman

Jeffrey de Zwaan.

The tournament prize money to be shared among the

players has been boosted to a mouthwatering £700,000

this year, with the champion set to pocket £150,000.

The tournament will run between July 20 and

July 28 live on Sky Sports.

Fury is an overwhelming favourite for the

contest, which will be broadcast live on BT

Sport Box Office (£19.95 box office events) in

the early hours of the morning on June 15.

Elsewhere, in the featherweight division, Josh

Warrington will defend his IBF world featherweight

title against Kid Galahad on June 15 at the First Direct

Arena in Leeds.

Warrington beat Carl Frampton in his first title

defence in December 2018 and is unbeaten in

28 fights. His opponent Galahad also boasts an

unblemished record and is unbeaten in 26 fights.

The Sheffield-based fighter earned his place as the

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F1 British Grand Prix

(July 12 - July 14)

By Michael Golson

T

his summer’s British Grand Prix

will be an extra special treat

for Formula One fans, with a

plethora of local talent on display

at the home of motorsport... All eyes will no

doubt be on five-time world champion Lewis

Hamilton as he looks to win his home event for

the sixth time of his career – which would see

him overtake past masters Jim Clark and Alain

Prost as the British GP’s most successful driver.

Hamilton will also be hoping that victory

at Silverstone

can help him get

the edge on his

championship

rivals as the season

reaches its halfway

stage, with the likes

of Sebastian Vettel,

Valtteri Bottas and

Max Verstappen

all vying to get

ahead of him in the

Drivers’ Standings.

Last year,

Hamilton came

second to Vettel

in the searing

Silverstone

summer heat and

threatened to fall

further behind

the German in the

championship,

before a late-season surge saw him pip the

Ferrari driver to the title at the Mexican Grand

Prix in October.

While British fans will no doubt be

hoping to see Hamilton on the top

step of the podium this year, there’s also

plenty of intrigue surrounding the grid’s other

home heroes in Lando Norris and George

Russell – two of the rookies of this year’s

F1 circus.

Fresh from their F2 rivalry last season;

each of the young duo is competing in

British-based teams – with Russell driving

for Williams and Norris at McLaren... But

despite winning their home event 24

times combined over the years, the two

famous constructors have fallen on hard

times in recent years and few would look

beyond Williams finishing dead-last in the

Constructors’ Championship at the end of

the campaign.

You can watch full coverage of the British

Grand Prix – including practice sessions

on Friday and Saturday, qualifying on

Saturday and the race on Sunday (July

14); live on Channel 4, Sky Sports F1 or

NOW TV.

CYCLING Tour de France

(July 6 - 28 July)

By Michael Golson

T

his year’s Tour de France looks

set to be one for the pure

climbers, with an eye-watering

five mountaintop finishes

over the total distance of 3,460km. It’s all

kicking off in Belgium on July 6 with the

race honouring the great Eddy Merckx with its

Grand Départ from Brussels, before finishing

off in Paris on the 28th.

Between there, riders will be drinking in the

scenery of the summit finish at La Planche des

Belles Filles through to the mountainous Vosges

region of eastern France.

The best action can be found on Stage 18;

starting in Embrun, with the 207K monster

course kicking off the first of the three days in

the Alps.

Last year’s edition of the Tour was won by

Great Britain’s Geraint Thomas of Team Sky,

ahead of Dutchman Tom Dumoulin and fourtime

winner Chris Froome, and all eyes will be

on Thomas and Team Sky this time around too

with the team dominating the race over the

last decade – most famously with Sir Bradley

Wiggins in 2012.

Thomas will likely face opposition from Nairo

Quintana, Romain Bardet, Vincenzo Nibali and

Richie Porte this time around.

You can watch all the action on Eurosport

and ITV4 from July 6 – 28.

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By Adam Jones

A

nyone for tennis? The Great British

summer welcomes the 133rd edition

of the All England Championships at

Wimbledon between July 1 and July 14...

SW19’s iconic grass courts welcome the best

names from around the world for a two-week tennis

bonanza. So, can the ageless Roger Federer make it a

ninth men’s title? Or will defending champion Novak

Djokovic reign supreme again?

Djokovic is the man to beat after winning

Wimbledon, the US Open and Australian Open in

the last year, taking his tally to 15 Grand Slams. That

means he is just five shy of Federer’s all-time record –

and the Serb very much has age on his side.

-But the fast nature of grass court tennis means

Wimbledon plays into the hands of some of the bigserving

underdogs... The likes of Marin Cilic, Kevin

Anderson, Milos Raonic and Sam Querrey have all

reached at least the semi-finals in recent years by using

their booming serves as their key weapons.

The emerging talents of Alexander Zverev and

Stefanos Tsitsipas will also be in contention, whilst

British hopes pin on Kyle Edmund after Andy

Murray’s hip surgery earlier this year.

The women’s side of the draw is arguably more

open than ever. Five of the last eight Grand Slams

have been won by first-time champions, with US and

Australian Open winner Naomi Osaka pursuing her

first Wimbledon crown.

Much will depend on the fitness of seven-time

SW19 champion Serena Williams who, like Federer,

is 37 and very much in the twilight of her career.

Angelique Kerber defeated Williams in the final last

year and has the perfect game for grass, while fellow

leftie Petra Kvitova is always a threat having triumphed

in 2011 and 2014.

Big-hitting Katie Boulter will lead the British

charge after a brilliant breakthrough year in

which she broke into the world’s top 100.

Wimbledon will be live across the BBC and on

the BBC red button from July 1- July 14.

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RUGBY Rugby World Cup

(September 20 - November 2)

By Jack Kennedy

T

he world of rugby moves east

in September as the World

Cup takes place in Japan for

the first time.

New Zealand enter the tournament

as natural favourites, such has been

their dominance of the game for the last

decade, but optimism is stirring on home

soil.

England have evolved into one of the

most dangerous attacking sides in the

world under Eddie Jones and are playing

some of the most sizzling rugby we’ve

seen under the Australian.

The top try scorers in this year’s Six

Nations, England have the capability

to put any side to the sword through a

combination of ferocious power in the

pack and a razor-sharp backline.

England’s tournament gets underway

against Tonga in Sapporo before they

play out their group against the USA,

Argentina and France – anything other

than top spot will be seen as a failure for

the tournament’s second-favourites!

Six Nations Grand Slam winners

Wales will be looking to give

Warren Gatland the greatest

leaving present on earth. They

ground out an unbeaten Six Nations

rather than running away with it, but

that brand of rugby typifies Gatland and

could be the perfect tonic for Southern

Hemisphere flair. If they can beat group

rivals Australia then the path to the final

suddenly opens up.

Ireland looked like a Ferrari with a

spluttering engine in their last competitive

outing but the Connor Murray-Johnny

Sexton axis can be devastating on its day.

They come into the tournament as third

favourites and, with a win over the All

Blacks last November in their back pocket,

they have the confidence they can win the

World Cup for the first time.

New Zealand are going for an

unheralded third consecutive success,

while South Africa and Australia find

themselves in the unusual position of

outsiders.

You can watch all the action on ITV

from September 20 - November 2.

FANTASY FOOTBALL Dream

Team fantasy football game

2019/20 season

By Samuel Gilbert

T

he 2019/20 Premier League

season promises to be one of the

most exciting in years and Dream

Team’s fantasy football game is

back and better than ever before...

Do you fancy yourself as the next big thing

in football management? Well, why not put

your skills to the test against your mates and

thousands of other fantasy football gaffers

across the country!

Our social media is the go-to place

for all of your fantasy football needs

and we’ll reveal our official player prices ahead of

the new season. The Dream Team Coach will also

be on hand to provide you with the best tips and

tricks on players and fixtures to give you a headstart

over your rivals before the season kicks off.

Be sure to follow Dream

Team on Twitter -

@dreamteamfc and to

‘Like’ us on Facebook to

keep up-to-date with the

latest fantasy football news

throughout the summer.

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Based on the Korean dish

bulgogi, meaning ‘fire meat’, this

is one seriously succulent steak.

SERVES 4

TAKES 10-15mins, plus 2hrs marinating

INGREDIENTS:

4 rib-eye steaks

2tbsp soy sauce

2tbsp toasted sesame oil

1-2tbsp chilli paste

(optional)

3 cloves garlic, chopped

2cm fresh ginger, peeled

and chopped

1 bunch spring onions,

chopped

2tbsp maple syrup

2tbsp rice wine vinegar

½tsp ground black pepper

1. In a large jug, make up 1.2

litres vegetable stock using the

stock cube.

RIB-EYE

STEAK WITH

KOREAN

BBQ

MARINADE

2. Place all the remaining ingredients into a blender

and blitz together until relatively smooth. Pour the

marinade all over the steaks and make sure they are

all well coated.

3. Allow to marinate in the fridge for around 2hrs, or

you can leave them to marinate over night if you prefer.

4. Remove the steaks from the fridge 1hr before you

cook them to allow them to come to room temperature.

5. Place the steaks over direct heat on a hot BBQ and

cook for 2mins each side for medium rare. If you like

it medium, add an additional minute each side, and for

well-done cook for 5mins each side.

6. Remove from the heat and allow to rest for 5mins

TOP TIP: The cooking times are

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BLONDE & GOLDEN

ALES

LEFFE BLONDE

Percentage: 6.6% ABV

Served: Bottle

BRUGSE ZOT BLONDE

Percentage: 6.0% ABV

Served: Draught

TROUBADOUR BLONDE

Percentage: 6.6% ABV

Served: Bottle

DELIRIUM TREMENS

Percentage: 8.5% ABV

Served: Bottle

STRAFFE HENDRICK

Percentage: 9.0% ABV

Served: Bottle

LA CHOUFFE

Percentage: 8.0% ABV

Served: Bottle

MOINETTE BLONDE

Percentage: 8.5% ABV

Served: Bottle

DUVEL

Percentage: 8.5% ABV

Served: Bottle

LA GUILLOTINE

Percentage: 8.5% ABV

Served: Bottle

KASTEEL TRIPEL

Percentage: 11.0% ABV

Served: Bottle

TRIPEL KARMELIET

Percentage: 8.4% ABV

Served: Bottle

ABBEY BEERS

ST FEUILLEN BLONDE

Percentage: 6.5% ABV

Served: Bottle

GOUDEN CAROLUS

CLASSIC

Percentage: 8.5% ABV

Served: Bottle

ST FEUILLIEN BRUNE

Percentage: 8.5% ABV

Served: Bottle

AVERBODE

Percentage: 7.5% ABV

Served: Bottle

AMBER & DARK

BEERS

CAMPUS AMBER

Percentage: 7.0% ABV

Served: Bottle

HERCULE STOUT

Percentage: 8.4% ABV

Served: Bottle

DIRTY STOP OUT

Percentage: 5.0% ABV

Served: Bottle

BUSH AMBER

Percentage: 12.0% ABV

Served: Bottle

TROUDABOUR SPECIALE

Percentage: 5.7% ABV

Served: Bottle

TROUBADOUR OBSCURA

Percentage: 8.2% ABV

Served: Bottle

BRUGSE ZOT DUBBEL

Percentage: 7.5% ABV

Served: Bottle

STRAFFE HENDRIK

QUADRUPEL

Percentage: 11.0% ABV

Served: Bottle

DELIRIUM NOCTURNUM

Percentage: 8.5% ABV

Served: Bottle

LAMBICS & FLEMISH

RED ALES

BOON OUDE GEUZE

Percentage: 8.0% ABV

Served: Bottle

BEERSEL FRAMBOISE

Percentage: 5.0% ABV

Served: Bottle

OUD BEERSEL GEUZE

Percentage: 6.0% ABV

Served: Bottle

LINDEMANS GUEUZE

Percentage: 5.0% ABV

Served: Bottle

LINDEMANS GUEUZE

CUVEE RENE

Percentage: 55.0% ABV

Served: Bottle

DUCHESSE DE BOURGOGNE

Percentage: 6.2% ABV

Served: Bottle

LINDEMANS FARO

Percentage: 4.5% ABV

Served: Bottle

RODENBACH GRAND CRU

Percentage: 6.0% ABV

Served: Bottle

FRUIT & FLAVOURED

BEERS

LINDEMANS APPLE

Percentage: 3.5% ABV

Served: Bottle

FLORIS PASSION FRUIT

Percentage: 3.6% ABV

Served: Bottle

RHUB IPA

Percentage: 6.9% ABV

Served: Bottle

ECHT KRIEKENBIER

Percentage: 6.8% ABV

Served: Bottle

WHEAT BEERS

PAULANER HEFE

WEISSBIER

Percentage: 5.5% ABV

Served: Bottle

BLANCHE DE BRUXELLES

Percentage: 4.5% ABV

Served: Bottle

LAGERS

JUPILER

Percentage: 5.2% ABV

Served: Bottle

JUPILER GREEN

Percentage: 0.5% ABV

Served: Bottle

SLAG LAGAR BEER

Percentage: 5.0% ABV

Served: Bottle

VEDETT

Percentage: 5.2% ABV

Served: Bottle

AUGUSTINER EDELSTOFF

Percentage: 5.6% ABV

Served: Bottle

TRAPPIST BEERS

PAULANER HEFE

WEISSBIER

Percentage: 7.0% ABV

Served: Bottle

WESTMALLE TRIPEL

Percentage: 9.5% ABV

Served: Bottle

CHIMAY BLEU

Percentage: 9.0% ABV

Served: Bottle

LA TRAPPE DUBBEL

Percentage: 7.0% ABV

Served: Bottle

ACHEL BLONDE TRIPEL

Percentage: 8.0% ABV

Served: Bottle

SAISON HOPPY CIDER

TROUBADOUR MAGMA

Percentage: 9.0% ABV

Served: Bottle

GLUTEN FREE

MONGOZO BUCKWHEAT

Percentage: 4.7% ABV

Served: Bottle

MONGOZO PILS

Percentage: 5.0% ABV

Served: Bottle

OMISSION PALE ALE

Percentage: 5.8% ABV

Served: Bottle

OMISSION LAGER

Percentage: 4.6% ABV

Served: Bottle

DRAUGHT

VEDETT IPA

Percentage: 5.5% ABV

Served: Draught

LINDEMANS KRIEK

Percentage: 3.5% ABV

Served: Draught

TROUBADOUR MAGMA

Percentage: 9.0% ABV

Served: Draught

WESTMALLE DUBBEL

Percentage: 7.0% ABV

Served: Draught

DELIRIUM TREMENS

Percentage: 7.5% ABV

Served: Draught

CAMPUS

Percentage: 5.0% ABV

Served: Draught

BLANCHE DE BRUXELLES

Percentage: 6.0% ABV

Served: Draught

BRUGSE ZOT BLOND

Percentage: 6.0% ABV

Served: Draught

We recommend going

to Covent Garden’s

Lowlander for more

information on beer, cellar

secrets and even a beer

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information visit,

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CELEBRATIONS

THE ONE FOR

SUMMER

You can’t beat a summer cocktail or

two... so we went on search for the best

choice for you and your significant

other when it comes to wowing your

party guests this summer...

A

great drink for the warmer evenings needs to have class,

versatility and an enticing colour and aroma, not to mention

that it needs to taste refreshing and light... with all these

elements in mind, we spoke to the co-founding twinbrothers

Ben and Dan Ritsema of Cranes Drinks LTD and they helped us

come up with the perfect solution...

Dan says “Vibrant, bubbly, tantalising and chilled, the Cranes Spritz

ticks all the boxes when planning a Summer cocktail menu. Even better,

it’s a super easy and quick pour, what’s not to love!”

Cranes Liqueur is made from the highest quality cranberries and

infused with natural blood orange juices, Cranes Liqueur is a mixologist’s

2019 Summer must-have. Over 115 cranberries go into making the

perfect bottle, giving it a natural taste. The partnering of both the sweet

cranberries and the citrus blood orange create the perfect smooth and

delicious combination.

This versatile on-trend liqueur is perfect for both pimping a glass of

Prosecco, the Cranbellini, or creating the tantalisingly refreshing summer

cocktails such as the Cranes Lemon Berry and Shaddocks G&T.

But let’s be honest, on these long summer evenings and al fresco

dining experiences, can you really beat a Spritz? Originating from the

Italian city of Venice, spritz cocktails are THE drink of summer and Cranes

Liqueur offers a fresh new serve, over the traditional Aperol Spritz.

Here’s the recipe that we love:

3. Pour 4 parts Prosecco

over the Liqueur.

4. Top up your glass with 1 part

Soda Water.

as the bubbles of

the Prosecco mix the

liqueur naturally.

If you are trying the spritz then add

ice and serve in a large wine glass.

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INGREDIENTS:

2 parts Cranes Liqueur

1 part Soda Water

4 parts Prosecco

METHOD

1. Fill a glass with ice.

2. Add 2 parts Cranes Cranberry and

Blood Orange Liqueur.

TIPS:

If mixing with Prosecco on its

own, just add a dash like a classic

Kir Royale (champagne/sparkling

wine (6 parts) with (0.5-1 part)

crème de cassis) – this is a party

pleaser if served in an elegant

champagne glass... even for the

lads. And there is no need to stir

As an option, add fresh

cranberries to the Prosecco mix.

As an option, add a slice of fresh

blood orange to the fresh spritz

cocktail.

Serve these refreshing drinks

at a summer gathering with

canapés as your guests arrive.

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Fireball

Serve straight up

as a chilled shot

Brooklyn

gin

Serve with

Premium tonic,

and garnish with

fresh citrus such

as lemon and

lime.

Buffalo

& Cola

Pour 50ml

Buffalo Trace

into a glass

filled with ice

and top with Cola

Ready for

Summer

Blackwoods

gin

Serve with

Premium tonic,

and garnish with

a pear slice.

REDLEG

LIBRE

Fill a glass with

ice, and add 25ml

of RedLeg. Top up

with Cola, add a

wedge of lime and

serve.

Black Daq

Add 50ml Black

Magic and 25ml

Lime Cordial to a

glass filled with

ice, top up with

soda and garnish

with a lime wedge.


Southern Comfort,

Lemonade & Fresh Lime

Add 50ml Southern Comfort

to ice filled glass. Squeeze in

the juice of 2 lime wedges. Top

with lemonade and Garnish

with lime wedge.

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CELEBRATIONS

BBQ MUST-

HAVES & PICNIC

REMINDERS

Get it together before

you get together this

summer...

BBQ Must-Haves

As soon as the weather improves, we tend

to get all spontaneous about eating al

fresco – but to ensure a last-minute BBQ

goes to plan, you’ll need to prep in advance:

Ensure you have a working BBQ ready to

fire up any time you need.

Get the right cleaning products and

always clean after use, not before the

next time you want to use it.

Chop red onion, various peppers and

courgettes, and add them to metal

skewers pop them in the fridge the

night before your BBQ.

With various dietary requirements

being very common nowadays; make

sure you cater for all your friends and

family with veggie choices, vegan and

free-from back-ups. You can get some

great veggie burger patties and include

a big bowl of salad without dressing,

plus a plain rice with peas and corns

mixed in.

Make sure you have a clean, good

quality utensil kit – don’t be messing

with dinner forks or plastic cutlery

to turn your sausages and flip your

burgers.

If you do have veggie guests, get some

BBQ sheets to separate the meat food

from the non-meat.

You may want to invest in a meat

thermometer, especially for chicken,

which can often look cooked on the

outside, but not in the middle. This is

a helpful tool if you are cooking from

frozen too.

With all this talk about BBQ gadgets

and food options, be sure you don’t

neglect the drinks. If you don’t have

an outdoor fridge, opt for a big ice

filled cool box to add to the outdoor

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experience. This works well for cans

and bottles.

Drinks that work great for a BBQ are

shandy, wine spritzer, fruit mocktails,

mojito, gin and tonic, Pimm’s with

lemonade and added fresh fruit.

Picnic Reminders

Whether you are grabbing a bunch of your

mates for a beer and some snacks at the

local park or taking the family for a day out,

this list will keep you on track for a perfect

picnic:

Take spare clothes and shoes in the car

for all weather possibilities.

Always be prepared with a trash bag for

rubbish in case there are no public bins.

If kids are attending, pack all the bits

you’ll need, including a stash of wet

wipes and even a portable cardboard

toilet.

Remember the ice for your drinks.

Be adventurous with your food options;

take precooked potato wedges that taste

great hot and cold, and corn on the cob,

as well as the usual sandwiches, fruit

platters and homemade sweet-savoury

popcorn.

Take a massive picnic rug, as well as a

blanket in case someone gets chilly or

you choose to stay until the sun sets.

Take some fun group activities, such as a

football, baseball set or frisbee.

Take a pop-up tent or wind break, just

because the weather decides to turn, you

don’t want it to ruin your plans.

Have a full up-to-date first aid kit in your

car.

Remember the sun block, and apply to

exposed areas, especially the cheeks,

nose, shoulders, tips of the ears and back

of your neck.

Pack swimwear for sunbathing, for water

fights (remember the super soakers,

towels and dry clothes), or for a lake

swim. If you do choose to go in public

water, ensure you are prepared for any

potential dangers i.e. water depth, debris,

and insects.

If you’re having a beach picnic, then of

course take all your beach gear and

watch out for sand in your sandwiches.

Take your phone for emergencies

too – and also for music – if you have a

wireless speaker, pack it to create a party

mood at your picnic.

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Photography: Alex Luck | Food stylist: Kat Mead

Cauliflower is great at taking on all

the delicious spicy, smoky flavours

from the barbecue.

SERVES 6-8

TAKES 55mins

INGREDIENTS:

1 medium cauliflower

2tbsp olive oil

2tbsp dried oregano

1tbsp smoked sea salt

½tsp black pepper

1tsp mild chilli powder

zest of 1 lemon

For the dressing

4tbsp Greek yogurt

1 jalapeño, finely

chopped

1tbsp fresh oregano leaves, finely chopped

zest and juice of 1 lemon

WHOLE BBQ

CAULIFLOWER

WITH A

SMOKY SPICE

RUB

1. Start by mixing the dressing ingredients together in a

bowl. Season to taste and pop in the fridge until needed.

2. Remove the outer leaves of the cauliflower. Trim the stalk with

a knife – you want to level it off so the cauliflower will sit flat.

3. In another small bowl, mix the oil, oregano, smoked salt,

pepper, chilli powder and lemon zest to make the rub. Then,

use your hands to rub it all over the cauliflower.

4. Put the cauliflower onto the BBQ, over indirect heat, and

put the lid on. Bake it on the BBQ for 30mins – make sure

your coals are nice and hot and try not to peep at it or the

heat will escape.

5. After 30mins, move the cauliflower over to the direct

heat and cook for another 10-20mins, turning to make sure

it’s lightly charred all over and the cauliflower has softened

but still has a good amount of crunch in the middle.

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6. Remove and carve it into wedges for dipping and

dunking in the yoghurt sauce.

TOP TIP: To cook indoors, preheat

oven to 190°C/170°C fan/gas 5 and

roast for around 40-50mins.

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CELEBRATIONS

Photography: Alex Luck | Food stylist: Kat Mead

SMOKY

PORK AND

CHORIZO

BURGER

WITH

TOMATO

SALSA

This moreish patty is also

delicious served in a warm,

crisp pitta bread.

SERVES 4 | TAKES 20-25mins

INGREDIENTS:

500g lean pork mince

140g cooking chorizo, peeled and finely

chopped

3 garlic cloves, grated

2tbsp flat-leaf parsley, chopped

1tbsp smoked paprika

1tsp ground nutmeg

For the salsa

3 tomatoes, deseeded and chopped

2tbsp coriander, finely chopped

1 red chilli, finely chopped

zest and juice of 1 lime

To serve

4 Ocado Seeded Burger Buns

4 iceberg lettuce leaves

1 red onion, thinly sliced into rings

1. Place the burger ingredients into a large mixing

bowl, season and use your hands to knead everything

together.

2. Shape the mix into 4 burgers and keep covered in

the fridge until you are ready to cook them. They will

keep overnight quite happily.

3. To make the salsa, mix together all the ingredients

(except the lime juice) in a bowl and season. Add lime

juice to taste.

TOP TIP: You can

make these on the hob

in a hot frying pan with

1tsp olive oil. Cook

for 4mins each side

on high and then for

another 4-5mins on low,

turning occasionally.

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4. To cook the burgers, make sure your BBQ is nice

and hot. Place the burgers directly over the hottest

part and cook for 4mins each side. Then move them

to the side, away from the direct heat and cook for

another 4-5mins, turning occasionally. Check they

aren’t pink on the inside before serving.

5. To serve, slice the burger buns in half and lay the cut

side over the heat on the BBQ to lightly toast. Then place

one of the lettuce leaves on the base, add a burger, top

with slices of red onion and a spoonful of salsa.

6. Remove from the heat and allow to rest for 5mins.

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The dressing is the key

to this fresh salad – it

complements the crab,

allowing it to shine.

SERVES 6-8 | TAKES 35mins

INGREDIENTS:

400g asparagus spears, trimmed

100g lamb’s lettuce

1 cucumber, peeled, deseeded and

cut into chunks

1 avocado

2 white grapefruit, segmented, juice

reserved

1tsp mild chilli powder

200g white crab meat

CRAB,

ASPARAGUS

AND

GRAPEFRUIT

SALAD

For the dressing

1 red chilli, seeds removed, finely chopped

1 lemongrass stalk, outer leaves removed, finely

chopped

2 lime leaves, finely chopped

juice of 1 lime

2tbsp grapefruit juice

1tbsp extra virgin olive oil

sea salt

To serve

small bunch of chives, finely chopped

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1. Bring a large pan of water to the boil with a

steamer basket and lid. While you are waiting for it to

boil, prep the asparagus – snap the ends off at their

natural breaking point and slice thicker stems in half

lengthways, leaving thinner stems whole. Steam for

4mins until al dente, then remove and run under cold

water to stop them cooking any further.

2. Make the dressing by putting all the ingredients into an

old jam jar and shaking well for a min or so.

3. Add the asparagus to a large mixing bowl along with

the lamb’s lettuce and cucumber chunks. Add half of

the dressing to the bowl and mix everything lightly, then

transfer to your serving plate. Halve the avocado, remove

the stone and slice it. Add the avocado, the grapefruit

segments and the crab meat to the serving plate.

4. Drizzle over the rest of the dressing and sprinkle

with the chives.

BIG SALADS:

The Ultimate

Fresh Satisfying

Meal on One Plate.

Cookbook by Kat

Mead (Quadrille

£16.99)

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CELEBRATIONS

CHICKEN

SATAY

SALAD

Super crunchy and full of colour and flavour,

there won’t be any leftovers here!

SERVES 4 | TAKES 30mins, plus marinating time

INGREDIENTS:

For the marinated

chicken

1tbsp tamari

2tsp mirin

2tsp rice wine

vinegar

1tbsp toasted

sesame oil

3cm piece of

ginger, peeled

and finely grated

3 garlic cloves,

peeled and finely

grated

500g boneless

and skinless

chicken thighs

For the satay

sauce

80g crunchy

peanut butter

1tbsp tamari

1tsp mirin

1tsp chilli flakes

(optional)

1tsp fish sauce

80ml coconut milk

juice of ½ lime

For the salad

½ small red

cabbage, thinly

sliced

½ small white

cabbage, thinly

sliced

2 large carrots,

julienned

juice of 1½ limes

1 bunch salad

onions, shredded

20g coriander

leaves

30g unsalted

peanuts, toasted

and roughly

chopped

1. Place all the ingredients for the marinade into a large mixing bowl and

whisk together. Add the chicken thighs and mix well to coat evenly. Set aside

for at least 30mins.

2. Meanwhile, make the satay sauce: place everything but the lime juice

into a small bowl and whisk into a sauce. Add as much lime juice as you like

– start with 1tsp and then add little by little, and save the rest of the lime for

later.

3. In another large mixing bowl add the two cabbages and carrot and toss

together. Squeeze over the lime juice and any lime remaining from the

previous step. Add a little salt and pepper and mix well.

4. Add three quarters of the spring onions and coriander leaves and gently

toss together. Keep to one side.

Photography: Alex Luck | Food stylist: Kat Mead

BIG SALADS:

The Ultimate

Fresh Satisfying

Meal on One Plate.

Cookbook by Kat

Mead (Quadrille

£16.99)

5. Heat a large frying pan over a medium high heat and add the chicken

thighs, as flat as possible. Cook for 4-5mins before turning them over and

repeating on the other side. You want them to start taking on a little charred

colour as they cook, which all adds to the flavour. Check to see they are

cooked through before removing from the pan and allowing to rest for 5

mins. If they are still pink, cook for another min each side and check again.

6. Decant the salad mix onto a large platter and spread over the base.

7. Slice the chicken thighs into 1cm thick pieces and arrange on top of the

salad. Drizzle over half the sauce and top with the remaining spring onion

and coriander, and finish with the peanuts.

8. Serve the rest of the satay sauce on the side so that people can help

themselves.

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SUMMER FESTIVAL

GUIDE 2019

Green Man Festival 2019

Brecon, United Kingdom

15-18 August 2019

Alternative | Indie | Multi-Genre

Rock

There’s nothing quite like

enjoying the atmosphere,

music and revelry of a

festival...

Parklife Festival 2019

Manchester, United Kingdom

8-9 June 2019

Alternative | Electronic | Hip Hop

House | Indie | Multi-Genre

Techno | Urban

Isle of Wight Festival 2019

Isle of Wight, United Kingdom

13-16 June 2019

Electronic | House | Indie

Multi-Genre | Pop | Rock

Download Festival 2019

Derby, United Kingdom

14-16 June 2019

Heavy Metal | Punk | Rock

Glastonbury Festival 2019

Pilton, United Kingdom

26-30 June 2019

Alternative | Indie | Multi-Genre

Rock

Wireless Festival 2019

London, United Kingdom

5-7 July 2019

Afrobeat | Electronic | Grime

Hip Hop | Pop | Urban

Lovebox Festival 2019

London, United Kingdom

12-13 July 2019

Latitude Festival 2019

Southwold, United Kingdom

18-21 July 2019

Alternative | Electronic | Folk

House | Indie | Multi-Genre

Pop | Rock

Wilderness Festival 2019

Charlbury, United Kingdom

1-4 August 2019

Electronic | Multi-Genre

Boardmasters Festival 2019

Newquay, United Kingdom

7-11 August 2019

Electronic | House | Indie

Multi-Genre | Pop | Rock

Urban

Boomtown 2019

Winchester, United Kingdom

7-11 August 2019

Alternative | Drum and Bass

Electronic | Folk | Multi-Genre

Reggae | World

Houghton Festival 2019

Norfolk, United Kingdom

8-11 August 2019

Electronic | House | Techno

Creamfields 2019

Daresbury, United Kingdom

22-25 August 2019

Drum and Bass | EDM | Electronic

Hardstyle | House | Techno

Reading Festival 2019

Reading, United Kingdom

23-25 August 2019

Electronic | Hip Hop | House

Indie | Multi-Genre | Pop

Punk | Rock | Urban

SW4: South West Four 2019

London, United Kingdom

24-25 August 2019

Drum and Bass | EDM | House

Techno

Fusion Festival 2019

Liverpool, United Kingdom

31 August - 1 September 2019

Pop

Camp Bestival 2019

East Lulworth, United Kingdom

25-28 July 2019

Electronic | Indie | Multi-Genre

Pop | Rock

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Electronic | Hip Hop | House

Multi-Genre | R&B | Techno

Urban

TRNSMT Festival 2019

Glasgow, United Kingdom

12-14 July 2019

Alternative | Indie | Rock

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HEALTHY LIVING

CBD

IS A

BIG

HIT WITH

FITNESS

THE CREATION OF THE

LOVE HEMP BRAND

HAS HELPED TO BRING

A CBD REVOLUTION

TO THE UK... AND

WHILST IT MAY NOT BE

HISTORICALLY LINKED

WITH EXERCISE, A

GROWING NUMBER OF

PEOPLE ARE TAKING

CANNABIS EXTRACTS

TO HELP WITH THEIR

FITNESS ROUTINES...

FANS

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C

BD or cannabidiol is derived

from the cannabis plant:

Non-psychoactive, CBD oil

is extracted from the leaves

and flowers of hemp plants and the

THC content – the psychoactive element

– is kept to a minimum or removed

completely.

In Britain, over the last two years, CBD

has become increasingly popular and the

numbers using it have quadrupled.

Regular users claim it helps them

with conditions including muscle pain,

inflammation and anxiety. And even gym

chains in London are offering cannabis

yoga classes, while a range of new CBDinfused

products are helping people to

rehydrate, relax and recover.

Tony Calamita and Thomas Rowland

are the founders of Love Hemp, the UK’s

leading – and growing - range of trusted

CBD products. The brand is used by an

increasing number of athletes, including

world champion boxers, strike coaches

and fitness coaches who use it as part of

their match and fitness preparation.

Their go-to CBD products include

2 litres daily of Love Hemp Water, 50-

100mg daily of 10% CBD oil and CBD

Body Salve.

“Our athletes, such as World

Champion Boxer Charlie Edwards, are

reporting that Love Hemp helps them

to train harder, keeps them relaxed and

loose and they recover quicker between

training sessions,” says Tony.

“Other customers tell us that using

CBD has helped them deal with pain,

inflammation and anxiety and to sleep

deeper. We’re often told it makes a real

difference to their lives.”

The pair, who grew up on the same

road in Thornton Heath, London, and

were in the same class at school, knew

they would be launching more than a

business...

CBD oil is already a billion-dollar

industry in the thirty American states

where cannabis has been legalised and

has celebrity fans including Michael J

Fox, Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow,

Kristen Bell and Oprah Winfrey.

Derived from the hemp plant, CBD

does not make you high. The botanical

extract of the plant is created by gently

pressing its leaves and

flowers.

Last year, Tony and

Thomas launched Love

Hemp Water, the UK’s

first functional spring

water infused with CBD,

into Ocado, Holland &

Barrett and Sainsbury’s.

According to Ocado’s

buying manager, Vimal

Solanki, it has been “a

hit” with customers.

Love Hemp’s other premium CBDinfused

products now include body

salves, oils, hemp extract drops and

sprays and e-liquids. Launching soon are

CBD-infused chocolates, jelly domes and

face masks.

All are certified THC free and have

been third-party tested under strict

laboratory conditions and have a

guaranteed CBD concentration.

Their customers are health conscious

individuals of all ages, “Cannabidiol is such

an incredible product which is going to be

making waves over the next decade and to

be part of that movement is big for us. It

can change people’s lives,” says Tony, who

takes CBD as part of his daily routine.

Tony and Thomas set up Love Hemp

after Rowland’s father was diagnosed with

bladder cancer. “I stumbled across CBD

after researching the Internet for anything

that might help him with his condition,”

says Rowland.

“He died on fireworks’ night but out of

something bad has come something good.”

The pair spent £3,000 of their savings on

stock and SEO, setting up the business and

have seen sales surge into the millions since

then.

Today, the business is the UK’s leading

range of trusted CBD products with a 5-star

rating on Trustpilot.

Tony says, “There’s a growing

understanding of the wide-ranging benefits

of cannabis oil to health and wellbeing

and it’s great to see mainstream retailers

stocking CBD products. “Finding a dose

that works for you is important and it is

not unusual to need to make a few tweaks

until you get this right. Most people will see

results within a few days or weeks.”

www.love-hemp.com

CBD DOES NOT

MAKE YOU HIGH

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HEALTHY LIVING

CHECK-

UPS

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CHECK-UPS ARE LIKE THE HUMAN

VERSION OF A ROAD VEHICLE MOT...

MOST PEOPLE ENSURE THEY GET

THEIR CAR SERVICED; BODYWORK,

AND ENGINE, BUT DO WE ALWAYS

MAKE IT TO THE GP FOR A CHECK-UP

OF OUR OWN BODY AND SYSTEMS?

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HEALTHY LIVING

T

he body works as a ‘whole’,

and does its best to work

to keep us fit, healthy and

well, by showing us the

warning signs... for example, signs, in the

form of pain, or a rash may be present

in one area of the body, but pointing to

a condition in a different location that

may need addressing, such as a tingling

on the extremities (fingers), which can

be a symptom of diabetes, (a disease

where glucose levels are too high in the

blood and the body is not able to use it

properly).

With check-ups, you can help to

prevent disease and disability, and avoid

any unnecessary stress. It is important

that we are as body aware as possible, so

we can recognise the physical signs that

may require further investigation...

What happens at a General

Health Check? A ‘general check’

is carried out to assess overall

health. These checks assess risks,

and can prevent development of

conditions or diseases with early

intervention.

Where do I go? Ask your local

healthcare provider or family

doctor. The NHS offers different

points for people to have checkups

including some libraries

and even mobile units. Find a

location near you, using this link:

http://www.nhs.uk/Service-

Search/NHS-Health-Check/

LocationSearch/1891)

What does it entail? What does

it entail? The check usually includes

blood tests, being weighed,

having your height taken, and

answering lifestyle and health

questions; it looks at various areas,

including heart disease, stroke,

diabetes, kidney disease and signs

of dementia. In the UK, the NHS

offer a thirty-minute free check;

other countries vary in the service

offered; some countries charge

for a health check, but it is still

important to have these checks if

you are living or staying abroad for

several months, especially if you

are at risk due to lifestyle choices

such as smoking, or because of an

inherited condition that may not

show any obvious symptoms.

What do Blood Tests show?

There are many substances in the

blood, and tests show if the levels

of these substances fall within the

‘normal’ range. (Normal is based

on factors such as age, race, and

gender.) The most common reasons

for blood testing is to check levels

of glucose, cholesterol, and for

Full Blood Test (FBT), but there

are many things that a blood test

can detect, i.e. liver function, and

genetically inherited disorders. It is

important to remember that blood

tests can detect certain conditions;

they can also rule them out and so

can give peace of mind.

THERE ARE

MANY THINGS

THAT A BLOOD

TEST CAN

DETECT

Where do I go? Visit your GP

surgery, local hospital, or private

specialist practice, and you can

be tested by a doctor, nurse or

phlebotomist (a specialist in taking

blood samples).

What does it entail? Depending

on the type of test, it could be a

small finger prick taken by a nurse,

or a series of tests, it is important

to adhere to the preparation

instructions of the blood test, and

maybe take somebody with you:

Some tests require you to fast, and

others may take several weeks to

get results. Blood tests are taken

by inserting a special needle in a

specific way into a vein, usually the

inside of the elbow, or wrist, and

extracting a small amount of blood

(3 to 10 millilitres), directly into a

tube or syringe. A covering or small

plaster is usually placed over the

area after the test and you may

have slight bruising.

Why do I need a Prostate

Check-up? A prostate check-up or

exam is needed if you are at higher

risk of prostate cancer, or if you

are showing symptoms including

increased and urgent urination.

These symptoms are not just cancer

related, but signs of enlarged

prostate or urine infections too;

Prostate Cancer UK states that ‘Most

men with early prostate cancer don’t

have any symptoms’.

Like other cancers, prostate cancer

can spread to other parts of the

body, and can cause weight loss,

pain in the back, hips or pelvis.

‘In the UK, about 1 in 8 men will

get prostate cancer at some point in

their lives. And you’re more likely to

get prostate cancer if you’re aged 50

or over, you’re black, or your father

or brother has had it.’ (Prostate

Cancer UK)

‘Early detection and early

treatment is vital to surviving male

cancer.’ (Male Cancer Research

Campaign)

Where do I go? Ask your doctor/

GP for a test, and when they give

the results they can advise on what

to do next, including referring you

to a specialist if needed. Ask your

doctor the risks and benefits of

screening before you are tested.

What does it entail? There

are several tests that need to be

taken before prostate cancer can

be diagnosed. Some tests are

carried out in order to rule out other

conditions; a urine test is done

to check for urine infection. The

Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) blood

test checks levels of PSA protein in

the blood, if they are raised then

it will suggest prostate problems,

and that further tests are needed.

A Digital Rectal Examination (DRE)

can be carried out at your doctor’s

surgery or at a hospital: You will be

asked to lie on your side with your

knees high. This examination maybe

physical and mentally uncomfortable,

as it involves the medical professional

inserting a gloved, lubricated finger

into the rectum, so that the prostate

(which sits under the bladder and

near the rectum), can be assessed.

This discomfort should be over

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quickly, and the results help to assess

if your prostate is a normal size for

your age with a smooth surface,

or if there are signs of an enlarged

prostrate (larger than expected for

your age), or signs of prostate cancer,

(hard and lumpy). These tests alone

are not completely accurate, and

the doctor may refer you for further

check-ups, based on general health,

and risk level, and more tests may

take place, including scans, biopsy,

ultrasound of the bladder, and

further PSA testing.

Sources include:

https://prostatecanceruk.org/

prostate-information/prostatetests/introduction-to-prostatetests

https://www.cancer.org/cancer/

prostate-cancer/early-detection/

finding-prostate-cancer-early.

html

What is Colorectal Cancer

Screening?

Colorectal cancer often begins as

a growth called a polyp, which

may form on the inner wall of the

colon or rectum. Some polyps

become cancer over time. Finding

and removing polyps can prevent

colorectal cancer.’ National

Cancer Institute.

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LOOKING AT

CANCER BEFORE

A PERSON HAS

ANY SYMPTOMS

The colon is approximately five

feet long, and the first part of the

large intestine; an integral part of

the digestive system that leads to

the rectum and anus. Colorectal

cancer refers to cancer in both the

colon and rectum. This is more

common in men than women,

and has increased in men under

fifty-years-old since 1998. ‘Overall,

the lifetime risk of developing

colorectal cancer is: about 1 in 21

(4.7%) for men and 1 in 23 (4.4%)

for women.’ American Cancer

Society.

Screening is looking at cancer

before a person has any symptoms.

Research takes place to assess

which types of people are more

at risk of certain cancers, so these

groups can get screened. In the

UK, this screening is called Bowel

Cancer Screening, the initial testing

is to indicate if there is hidden

blood in the stools.

‘The good news is that bowel

cancer can be successfully treated

in over 90% of cases, if diagnosed

early. The early symptoms of

bowel cancer are very similar to

other, much less serious problems

with the bowel. Be aware of what

is normal for you, so that you

recognise any unusual changes.’

(Beating Bowel Cancer)

Where do I go? Initially discuss

this with your doctor. The FOBT/

stool tests can be done via post

and so in the privacy of your own

home, using a card home kit

smearing several samples over a

period of time: your doctor will

explain exactly what you have

to do. You can contact any of

the supporting foundations for

this type of cancer for further

information too. Different countries

offer different tests. The UK bowel

screening helpline is 0800 707

60 60.

What does it entail? Five types

of tests are used to screen for

colorectal cancer, and it is important

to check with your doctor any

special preparation you may need to

do prior to the test/s you are having,

including a cleansing process to

ensure the colon and rectum are

clear for inspection.

Faecal occult blood test

(FOBT) (checks for hidden blood

in three consecutive stool samples,

which can be a sign of polyps,

cancer or other conditions), the

sigmoidoscopy takes ten to

twenty minutes (a thin instrument

with a light and viewing lens is

inserted into the rectum into the

sigmoid colon to view or sometimes

remove tissue samples or polyps

to check), the colonoscopy takes

about thirty minutes, and is usually

the option for those at high risk (a

colonoscope is inserted through the

rectum into the colon to look for

polyps), the virtual colonoscopy/

computed tomography

colonography is not invasive (a

series of x-rays), but still involves

the same preparation. There are

a number of other tests that can

also be taken including DNA

blood tests, and Double-Contrast

Barium Enema (DCBE). The pros

and cons of each test can be read

on: https://www.cancer.org/

cancer/colon-rectal-cancer/

detection-diagnosis-staging/

screening-tests-used.html

After a screening, if your results

return ‘abnormal’ based on factors

such as your age, then you may

be referred to have further tests;

during a colonoscopy polyps can

be removed. Remember that some

polyps are not cancerous and

removal reduces the risk of them

developing into cancer.

Sources include:

https://www.cancer.gov/types/

colorectal

https://www.cancer.org/cancer/

colon-rectal-cancer/about/keystatistics.html

https://www.bowelcanceruk.

org.uk/about-bowel-cancer/

screening/

https://www.

beatingbowelcancer.org/how-wecan-help/our-nurses/

None of us want to consider the

possibility of having to have treatment

for an illness or condition, but the reality

is that with regular health examinations

and tests, we find out potential problems

before they start or worsen... and in

these cases chances of treatments being

successful are higher.

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DE LUCA

INTERVIEW

N

NICK HAS ALWAYS

HAD A KEEN

INTEREST IN

HEALTH AND

WELLBEING ALONGSIDE HIS

PASSIONS FOR RUGBY AND

EDUCATION, AND IS NOW

ADVOCATING FOR IMPROVED

APPROACHES TO MENTAL

HEALTH IN SPORT AND IN

SCHOOLS. LAST YEAR, HE

QUALIFIED AS A YOUTH

MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID

(MHFA) INSTRUCTOR TO

BE ABLE TO TRAIN ADULTS

WORKING WITH YOUNG

PEOPLE AS MENTAL HEALTH

FIRST AIDERS. WE CAUGHT

UP WITH NICK TO HEAR

ABOUT HIS WORK AND GET

HIS VIEWS ON SUPPORTING

YOUNG PEOPLE’S

WELLBEING...

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Do you feel that young

aspiring rugby players are

1. emotionally and mentally

prepared to embark on a career in

the sport?

We are all unique and therefore different

when it comes to mental wellbeing and

resilience: some people are naturally

resilient and are able to cope with

pressure, and others need a bit more

support and guidance to get to that point.

Clubs are engaging a lot more around

wellbeing in recent years, certainly a

lot more nowadays compared to when

I first began as a player. A lot of clubs

have sports psychologists for example...

But, is there a holistic approach to health

and wellbeing, is the culture there from

academy level up? I have to be honest

and say that at the moment, there’s a lot

more work to be done: Ensuring coaches,

teachers and parents have a better

understanding of wellbeing and mental

ill health in young people is an important

place to start, and this is part of why I’m

passionate about Youth Mental Health

First Aid.

As a sportsman, you

would have experienced

2. the benefits of physical

exercise on overall wellbeing, but is

there more to being fit and healthy

than doing a sport?

It’s important to think about full body

health and the link between mental

health and physical health – you simply

can’t separate the two. One thing

I’ve missed moving from a career as a

professional athlete to teaching, is the

intensity of the training and the positive

impact this had on my wellbeing. I still

manage to do fifteen minutes of highintensity

running every day to make sure I

get that endorphin hit, and it’s something

I know makes a massive difference to my

mental health.

There’s certainly more to sport

THERE’S CERTAINLY

MORE TO SPORT AND

WELLBEING THAN THE

PHYSIOLOGICAL SIDE

and wellbeing than the

physiological side of things

though. I’ve always felt

a really strong ethos of

community and camaraderie

in every team and club I’ve

played in, and I think it’s

easy to take this for granted.

This also helps young people

to develop core values

like respect, honesty and

teamwork, and in this sense,

sports like rugby are so much

more than just an activity.

This is true of so many sports

and holds across all levels

of ability, which is why it’s

so important that all young

people, and adults for that

matter, take advantage of

team sports as a resource to

support their wellbeing.

What are the

signs for teachers, coaches

3. and parents to look out

for in young adults and children

when it comes to mental health and

wellbeing?

The key here is spotting changes in

behaviour and having the awareness

to know what’s normal and what isn’t

for an individual student. The difficulty

is that the signs that something might

be wrong, like mood swings, can also

be typical behaviour for young people

at this time of life. Social withdrawal,

for example, is a common sign that

something might not be quite right, but

if a pupil is typically an introvert then

exhibiting this behaviour might not

be something to be concerned with –

what’s normal for one student could be a

warning sign for another.

Spotting a change that might indicate

an issue is about knowing your students

well, having that awareness and having

the information from parents and

different staff to know what’s

going on in their life. It’s crucial

to err on the side of caution

here – it’s always better to raise

your concerns with a pastoral

lead if you feel there might be an

issue, rather than do nothing and

potentially risk brushing aside a

student’s wellbeing.

4.

What are the benefits of

doing a Youth Mental Health

First Aid course and can

anybody do one?

I came into mental health as a layman with

no medical background. However, the

very point of the Mental Health First Aid

movement is to empower anyone to be

able to talk about mental health, to give

people the knowledge and confidence to

do this and break taboos in the process.

This is exactly what it’s done for me and

now, in my capacity as a Youth MHFA

instructor, I’m able to share this with other

school staff.

Everyone who works with, or is in

contact with young people should feel able

to have open conversations about mental

health. It’s not about being a therapist or

a counsellor, but simply developing the

awareness to spot signs and symptoms

and a capacity to act as a first point of

contact and a guide to further professional

support. Sometimes a conversation can be

the most powerful tool to help a young

person feel supported and reassured that

they’re not alone when struggling with

their mental health.

To find out more about Youth

MHFA training visit https://

mhfaengland.org/organisations/

youth/

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SEXERCISE

Top personal trainer and

sports scientist Marc

Dressen shares three

exercises that will help to

increase your sex drive...

W

ith the modern world

throwing all kinds of stress at

us, not to mention the junk

food many of us conveniently

throw down our throats, combined with

the sedentary nature of most jobs and

even hobbies... there is little wonder

why many of us are complaining that we

are too busy, too tired, stressed, or not

feeling our best to have a healthy sex life.

Not to worry, because there are

countless benefits gained from regularly

exercising, one of which is a positive

impact on our sex lives... So why is this

the case?

Exercise increases the body’s blood

flow, and once all of these cells get

pumping around, there is a direct

correlation to pleasure during sex with

your partner; plus, choosing to exercise

more frequently means that you will feel

more confident

about the way

your body looks

and feels... and

confidence alone

is a massive boost

for the sex drive,

especially combined

with the ‘happy’

hormone that

releases during a

fitness session.

Regular, consistent

exercise means that

you will be overall

fitter, have better

stamina and an

increase in energy levels, all of which

complement a good, strong sex life.

You will find that another byproduct of

exercise is the natural desire to make

healthier choices with the food and drink

you consume; not wanting to undo all

of that hard work in the gym... Diet is an

important factor for improving your sex

drive, to avoid an imbalance in hormone

levels or too many trans fats in your

system.

So, what exercises can give your sex drive

a boost?

Big compound, strenuousness exercises

that involve groups of muscles done in

a High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

format can increase the growth hormone

and testosterone levels; two important

things required for the healthy sex drive.

Do this HIIT session to get your sex

driving in the right direction:

1.

Deadlifts: This compound

exercise trains every aspect

of your body at once, and

combined with lifting heavy weights will

be perfect to increase your sex drive.

HAVE BETTER

STAMINA AND

AN INCREASE IN

ENERGY LEVELS

Squats: A key exercise that

works the large muscles in the

2. legs and when done holding a

weight and taking the squat deep, it is

very effective. If you want to start your

training without weights, try jump squats

to ease you into the weighted option.

Sprinting: Doing this will

ensure you’ll increase your sex

3. drive too - this effectiveness

happens during the recovery phase after

your workout.

Making it a HIIT: Do ten deadlifts, then

sprint for one minute, then ten squats, then

sprint again for one minute, and repeat

up to twenty times, depending on your

fitness levels. You can work up to increasing

the number of repetitions, but keep the

sprinting between thirty seconds and sixty

seconds. And ensure you either rest after

each set or after the whole session.

Enjoy the session, and the results!

For more fitness advice and

workouts go to:

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GET FIT

FOR SUMMER

TOWIE star Dean

Ralph shares summer

fitness tips...

F

or me, the first stage I would

say about getting in shape is

it all starts in your brain. You

need to find out what it is

you want to achieve, believe you want to

achieve it, stick to your plan

from day one as you then

achieve your goals.

You need to make your

goals realistic. So, consider

what time frame you are

giving yourself. There is no

point thinking ‘I am going

to get ripped in a week if I

stop eating carbohydrates’.

Patience is important, and

dedication.

The second stage, is your

diet: 80% of getting in shape

and achieving what you want

is carried out in the kitchen.

There is no point working

out in a gym three to four

hours per day, burning off

hundreds of calories and then

returning home and eating

another thousand calories,

or even throughout the day

eating the wrong types of

food at the wrong times.

Get your meal preparation

structured, perhaps try an

APP, where you confirm your weight, what

you would like to achieve and then it gives

you the structure. Every single person

has a different bodyweight, people vary

in metabolism too, and how they release

carbohydrates or proteins and so on. You

need to get to know your body before you

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can fuel your body in the correct way!

There are various diets available, but I

personally do not agree with certain diets

such as Carb Depleting as you need energy

to run on...

When you have your mindset and diet

correct for you, then the third stage

is going to the gym. Yes, it is that way

around! No point in hitting the gym until

stage one and stage two are fixed.

Photographer: Graham Martin

The gym fills your other 20% towards your

achieved goal. Anyone can

go on a treadmill, lift weights

and sweat out in a HIIT

session – you need to know

the right technique of how

to use your equipment and what

will give you your desired goal.

Mind to Muscle Connection is what you

must have. There is no point going through

the motions, you need to focus on the muscle

groups you are training, lift the weights

correctly, feel the squeeze where you send

blood flow to that muscle that causes the

grip. No chatting whilst working out, get in,

do what you need to do and get out!

I never have supplement shakes and

protein bars although I used to... There is so

much sugar content in them, so for me it’s

pointless. Feeding your muscles with good

solid food is what you need to do.

Listen to your body when it says it’s

hungry. then snack on nuts and fruit in

moderation.

Your body will store fat because it

does not know when its next bit of food

is coming. It is all well and good starving

yourself all week but this causes your body

to shut down leaving you tired, drained and

lethargic. Be sensible, if you want to stay

strong.

I also do not train daily and train solely

on my own. I wear my headphones, focus

for 45/50 minutes with weights, 20-minutes

cardio and then I am out the door.

You need to rest your body to repair

where you are ripping

muscle. Muscle grows by

ripping it and your body

repairing it. If you do not

let it repair in time, it will

never get any bigger. I train

Monday, Wednesday and

Friday and occasionally the

odd weekend. Sunday is

always my cheat day, as I feel

my body appreciates it! And

so do I.

Follow me on

Instagram:

@deanralph1

NO CHATTING

WHILST WORKING

OUT, GET IN, DO

WHAT YOU NEED TO

DO AND GET OUT!

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HEALTH & FITNESS

Cliffs of Freedom actor Jan

Uddin shares his regular

routine for a healthy and

fit lifestyle...

Films

I have always been fairly fit and active, but

as an actor it is my responsibility to stay

the healthiest I’m able to, so I am working

to my best ability, but also so I remain

physically fit, because the job can be

demanding in that respect. Playing Tariq

in Cliffs of Freedom, for example, involved

long days, riding horses in the heat of

New Mexico on mountainous terrain – so

the air was pretty thin... I had to have a

level of fitness to actually get through

the days.

When it comes to my overall look and

physique, of course I like to look good,

and at times I have been extremely ripped,

but not every role calls for that – some

of my roles require a less chiselled look,

and others a gaunt, tired or more mature

look – this was the case with Tariq, who

is more weathered, compared with other

roles that require a fuller, fresher look.

I basically cater my overall fitness

regime to suit what role I am playing

at any given time... Fitness affects your

overall build and posture, not just your

THE GYM IS

A CONSTANT

IN MY LIFE

ROUTINE

face. It isn’t just about the right look, it

is about immersing myself in a role, and

understanding what it is like to literally be

my character inside and out.

Fitness

I do go to the gym a lot... I was going

every day at one point, but I mostly

do four to five days a week... I tend to

concentrate on two body parts per day;

triceps and chest one day; shoulders and

abs the next; leg muscles; and then I will

mix it up on the other days.

You definitely need rest days from

the physical challenges – but I am still

active or adventurous on my days off

in-between rehearsing, recording or script

reading.

I adapt my diet if need be for roles,

then workout to complement my food

intake.

I am not a social gym goer; I like to

blast music through my headphones to

get in a zone – it is almost like a form of

meditation, and a great way to diffuse

any underlying aggression.

Workouts keep me centered; in my

career it’s very varied, travelling a lot and

working on various sets, so it’s great to

have that in my routine – the gym is a

constant in my life.

Food

Even on my rest days, I generally eat

healthily, but it is important to still have a

treat, and mine is a breakfast doughnut.

Weekdays, I keep carbs low, especially

in the evening. I don’t cut them out

altogether. I think a good balanced diet

works for me, because I can get too

skinny, especially if I am doing cardio

work too. And being healthy and strong

isn’t about depriving yourself.

I cook a lot – it is a relaxing

and creative outlet, as even if

you are clean eating, food is still

an enjoyable and social part of a

routine. I like mixing up flavours

influenced by various cultures

like Indian, and west Indian

spices.

I eat peanut butter in the

morning, followed by coffee,

and then maybe porridge,

oatmeal or eggs, then after my gym

session, I eat my main meal, which will be

something like Bolognese, or fish/chicken

stew with red or black rice or quinoa. And

later in the evening, I have a lighter meal,

such as baked chicken or fish with spices,

and pumpkin or sweet potatoes instead

of white potatoes, and lots of vegetables

or salad. I do sometimes avoid too many

carbs in the evening... but I don’t snack

in-between meals, so I’m not that strict.

I was vegan a while back, as it was

a natural choice at that point in my life,

and that coincided with filming Cliffs of

Freedom – when I wanted to look thinner

and more mature.

I found myself naturally reintroducing

animal products as and when I felt

like I wanted or needed them and in

moderation; this has worked for my

overall vitality and health. I eat healthy,

happy food.

Follow Jan on Instagram:

@jan.uddin

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BENEFITS

OF

EXERCISING

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WITH

YOUR

PARTNER

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HERE ARE 10

REASONS WHY

WORKING OUT

WITH YOUR

SIGNIFICANT OTHER

IS AN EFFECTIVE

WAY TO EXERCISE...

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Effort: We put more effort into

exercising when we are working out in

1. pairs. This could be due to the natural

competitiveness that humans have with their

peers, or it could be a sense of moral support,

that we gain from being ‘in it together’. TIP:

Go for a run and race to the finish line. The

winner gets a kiss – win-win then!

Extra Motivation: After a long

day at work, or dealing with the

2. household and garage chores, family

life, or a weekend of socialising; dragging

ourselves to the gym or going for a run is

often the last thing that we want to do, even

though deep down we know that it’s likely

to be the best thing for us. However, if we

prearrange a time and specific day to meet

with our partner with the purpose of getting

fit together, then this is enough to motivate

most of us. Whilst it seems like a bit of a lame

date romantically, both of you are gaining

something positive from this arrangement and

you get to sweat together. Even if you and

your partner live together, set dates and times,

as we tend not to want to let somebody else

down, and we have a sense of commitment,

especially if we have written it in our diaries.

TIP: An early Monday morning swim at the

gym is a great way to kick-start the week for

added motivation. For partners with kids and

limited time, commit to meeting at lunch for

a run, or even do some yoga together after

lights out – this can be a great way to connect

with each other too after a busy day.

3.

Easy and Harder Options: When

we work out alone, we often leave

the benchmark at an achievable

level, and this leads to plateauing. And

sometimes we are more likely to give up

altogether. With a partner, we can mix-up

the routine with easy exercises to begin

with, and gradually work towards advanced

versions, with more repetitions or with heavier

weights. We also want to display some alpha

male status – and with weightlifting being

a popular choice for both men and women

nowadays – it’s likely your partner will give

you a run for your money. TIP: Create a

6-week programme, varying exercises on each

fit-date, as well as varying difficulty to avoid

plateauing, remember to include rest days

too... when you and your partner can meet up

for a well-deserved drink, or cosy up in front

of the telly together.

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WE CAN ENSURE

THAT WE ARE

GETTING FIT IN A

SENSIBLE AND SAFE

WAY, AND AVOIDING

INJURY.

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4.

Encouragement: More on

moral support... because it is

one thing having the physical

capability to perform particular exercises,

along with all the great equipment

available at the gym, the latest attire and

your favourite tunes... but without the

correct mind-set, exercise can fall flat on

its face. Mutual encouragement works well

and creates positive connections in the

brain for both partners. TIP: Write down

some positive encouraging words and stick

them on the mirror or wall of a designated

exercise space. And say nice things to your

partner when you recognise that they need

a push or some praise.

5.

Social Element: Humans are

social beings, and there is much

research to suggest that we

achieve more through joint effort and that

we thrive in a like-minded community.

TIP: Work towards a joint goal such as

the Bear Grylls Survival Challenge or a

sponsored event supporting a charity

close to both of your hearts.

6.

Shared Energy: Exercise is all

about energy output, and there

are great results from physically

moving – not just the aesthetic ones – but

the chemical ones too, with the release

of feel-good hormones we can share an

uplifting vibe that often resonates with

us all day. TIP: Do other positive things

during the day, even after exercise and

make the best of those feel-good vibes.

Some couples do a workout then enjoy a

sensual shower together afterwards.

7.

Eating: Some of us reach for a

quick fix after a burst of exercise,

but working out with a buddy

means that we are likely to make other

positive shifts in lifestyle, such as staying

hydrated and eating a cleaner diet, which

will further facilitate the training, as well

as improvement of our overall wellbeing.

TIP: Prep food ready to eat together after

the workout; this is easier if you live with

your partner.

Edge: The edge is referred to a

lot by fitness professionals; ‘edge

8. of the pose’, or ‘push to the edge’.

But this doesn’t mean going to the point of

burnout or fanatical training. Fitness is for

everyone at different ability levels and done

for different reasons; some people wish for

a balance in life, others are training hard for

competing in sport. Working in pairs means

we are less likely to reach burnout. A good

fitness partner will keep you on track, but

not push you over the edge. TIP: Choose a

partner that has similar goals to your own. If

you want to train harder than your partner,

create a programme that suits you both,

or alternate your training days – so you

get some tough sessions done in-between

taking it easier with your partner. Or it may

be your partner that wants/needs to train

harder so just figure it out between the two

of you.

9.

Safety Element: If somebody is

monitoring how we are executing

poses we can ensure that we are

getting fit in a sensible and safe way, and

avoiding injury. TIP: Try partner exercises

that require one person supporting the

other.

10.

Exciting Teamwork: The

thought of exercising for some

people is far from exciting,

yet for all the above reasons and more,

when including teamwork into the equation

it is something we enjoy and eventually

look forward to as part of our new lifestyle

schedule. TIP: Talk and plan sessions

together, but remember have balance in

your life – so don’t just exercise together –

do other stuff too.

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HAPPY

US

Ignite that spark back

into your relationship this

Summer

A

s human’s, it’s only natural

that we address the concept

of ‘Happiness’... And this is

becoming a more common

theme in our day-to-day lives... We’ve all

had sad feelings, negative emotions and

challenging times, but living in the pursuit

of happiness can be unhealthy too...

always thriving for items, or experiences we

haven’t had, with many of us living by the

unachievable mantra of, “If I had this or that,

I’d be happy...”

One of the areas of our lives where we

often struggle to gain that ‘happy’ is in our

relationships. Why? Well, we place much

expectation on ourselves and on our partners

– trying to live up to that lustful passion

that we experienced at the start of our

relationship, but never quite getting there...

Here are 5 top tips on how you can

inject more ‘happiness’ into your

relationship:

1.

Smile - simple! Smile at yourself

in the mirror to boost self-like

and confidence, and smile at

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your partner too. It’s

amazing the impact

of a smile. Neuroscientific

research

shows that our brains cannot

differentiate between fake smiles and

real smiles, and so we ‘think’ we are

happy when our face moves

in the smiling expression, and

as a result positive and happy

connections are made in the

brain. Many couples admit

that they smile less at each other the

longer they’ve been in a relationship, and

couples also admit that they find their

partner’s smile sexy.

2.

Laugh - with your partner, not at

your partner! Watch a romantic

comedy together, and reminisce

about funny shared experiences. Sure, It’s

okay to have banter with your significant

other – but you may want to save the

bloke jokes for your mates.

3.

Having sex with your partner

not only reinforces your physical

bond and emotional energy,

but also releases positive chemicals in the

brain, which make you satisfied on all

levels. It is worth ensuring that both you

and your partner reach climatic heights,

or one of you may feel more

frustrated or resentful than

contented. So, communicate and

pay attention to each other’s needs.

Create new memories

together... Go for a bike

4. ride, or on an adventure,

perhaps grab a last-minute break

away, or go to the movies. Have

a date night, hold hands too, and

you’re likely to be doing tips 1

through to 3 as well as tip

4. Bonus!

5.

Be spontaneous,

and make

decisions to do

things outside of the normal

routine. This could be as

small as going for a morning

walk, or something random

like jumping on a bus and

seeing where you both end

up, just remember your bus

fare home.

COUPLES ALSO

ADMIT THAT

THEY FIND THEIR

PARTNER’S

SMILE SEXY

One last thing to remember is that

happiness is just a word; a concept

– yes, it is there for us to use in

order to describe a feeling, but

sometimes it is easier to just feel and

experience, rather than labelling

it... strip away that expectation and

enjoy the shared moments. A great

book to read on this very subject

is ‘Happy As...’ by Lisa Portolan,

available on Amazon.

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THE

STYLE

FASHION

Keep a statement garment –

just that! Be careful not to go over

the top with branding or styles –

basically avoid a whole outfit from

one designer, especially if it involves

lots of patterns, and contrasting

styles. Mostly, less is more – hold off

on wearing loads of statement pieces

and choose one standout item like

a shirt and keep all else simple to

complement that statement piece.

COPS...

Here are six common fashion fauxpas

that we don’t realise we’re doing!

Oversized or undersized... this is

generally a massive issue with ill-fitting suits!

You don’t have to get a tailored outfit, but you

do need to try some clothes on in the shop.

If the trousers are too long – then get them

hemmed, if the jacket is too baggy – don’t buy

it. When it comes to certain trousers that are

meant to be short, like ankle biters worn with

the right footwear then this is okay. A rule of

thumb is try to avoid borrowing your dad’s,

mate’s or brother’s suit unless you are exactly

the same shape and sized. It is a really good

idea to invest in a well-fitting suit and shirt for

special occasions. And that means a tie that

suits your suit too – don’t go too skinny or too

wide for your body shape. Kipper ties are not

generally a good look. This wrong-sized fauxpas

extends from suits, shirts and ties to t-shirts

– no massive t-shirts, and no belly t-shirts. Dress

to suit your body shape – and this is always

better if it is a little slim fitting instead of tight or

baggy. Avoid the extremes.

Ripped Jeans when you’re

not a teen... okay, that maybe

a bit harsh... some ripped jeans

work, especially if it is a subtle tear

or natural wear. But when you are

going full-on distressed, it looks

really try-hard, and the whole

outfit is dominated by the frays

and rips. Unfinished hems, or the

odd hole or a worn wash is okay

– as long as the rest of your outfit

is quite understated, avoiding

massive logos, embellishments and

other distressed denim... these are

no-no combinations.

Accessorising

to the max is

too visually

overpowering, not

to mention impractical. If

it takes you ages to put

on your brackets, watch,

hats, glasses, earrings,

rings, necktie, and even

pin badges then there

is a big chance you are

going overboard.

What the tuck! Leaving a dress shirt or suit

shirt untucked is a school boy error – it may be

comfortable, but it looks messy and unstylish.

If you don’t like wearing shirts tucked in then

opt for designs that are tailored to be worn

out – these are usually more shaped or fitted

and shorter on the body, or more casual such

as Hawaiian or lumber-Jack shirts. This tucking

error also applies to tucking heavy knitwear or

sweatshirts into trousers... not a good look.

You’ll have one foot

in the fashion grave if

you wear the wrong footwear.

Brogues or other closed-in

smart shoes are not a good

choice with casual shorts, or

sporty tracksuit bottoms...

even if you are in a rush or just

popping to the shop. Avoid

walking boots, football boots

and other specialist footwear

with tailored trousers. Some

smart-casual slacks or jeans can

look fine with flip-flops, loafers

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YOU

CAN

LEAVE

YOUR

HAT

ON...

Which of these summer hat

trends is for you?

Popular with celebrities, and once only

synonymous with the older gent, flat caps

have moved from traditional warm fabrics

like wool and tweed to lighter cottons and

denim mixes, meaning they are ideal for

cooler summer evenings.

They differ from the Gatsby newsboy hats,

which have a press button at the peak and

panels in a more rounder design.

The trend is a winner for 2019, particularly

after the launch of Mary Poppins Returns

in cinemas last year, with the flat-capwearing

chimney sweepers’ pole dancing

routine.

The snapback hat or box shaped baseball

cap has more of a ridged rim than a

classic cap. Rocking this cap backwards

works with modern trends and adds a

funky twist to a preppy look.

Yes, the bucket hat is back… for

guys as well as kids and women...

This headwear has been seen on

the runways, and is a top trend

for 2019... Choose bright colours

like this men’s Artist Stripe print

from Paul Smith.

www.asos.com have a good

selection of colours and brands.

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FASHION

A dad cap is an actual thing… can you

believe it! It is also an actual trend for

2019, with new dads who were born

before the millennium being ones to

watch for style... Vintage of course.

Wearing the tattered cap you wore as

a teen in the nineties or early noughties

from brands such as Nike, Puma, NYPD

logo and product logos or film titles.

You can also pick these up in retro

stores, second hand shops, e-bay or raid

your own dad’s old stuff. An easy winner

and perfect accessory when hanging out

with your kids.

This classic stonewash cap is practical

and stylish, especially in the nautical

white and navy – setting off a simple

pair of jeans and shirt, or tailored

shorts and t-shirt… this is a winner for

summer days and for sporting activities

such as sailing, tennis and golf.

£19.95 by Whale of a Time

Clothing, available from

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A PANAMA IS A

GREAT CHOICE

FOR ANY AGE AND

COMPLEMENTS

ANY STYLE.

Why does the Panama top 2019 summer hat

trends for guys? Why not the Straw, Trilby,

Boater, or Pork Pie? Good question!

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There is something quite effortlessly stylish

about the Panama. This practical accessory

doesn’t discriminate and suits so many outfits

and characters. Traditionally it comes in light

colours with ribbon detail, and made of

lightweight fabric; ideal for warmer weather.

(Above:) The Holkham Men’s Panama,

£80 by Hicks & Brown, available at

www.hicksandbrown.com

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FASHION

2019

TRENDS

Zipped khaki cotton shirt

with floral print, £165 from

The Kooples

www.thekooples.co.uk

1.

Green is the colour of

the season… Go for

deeper shades and

pair with bold prints, or go

matchy-matchy with green

on green. Or match darker

more neutral greens with ontrend

neons or tie-dye pieces

or a patterned shirt.

Tie-dye cotton jersey

T-shirt, £280 from Amiri

www.selfridges.com

Get more styling inspiration

from stylist, Nina’s website,

www.ninasobers.com

Belted technical

bermuda shorts,

£25.99 from Zara

www.zara.com

Multi pocket gilet,

£39.99 from Zara

www.zara.com

Shortie tie-dye print

swim shorts, £50 from

Boardies

www.selfridges.com

2.

Tie-dye is

a winner

for a

2019 summer holiday;

dare to wear

head-to-toe tie-dye

neon, or team with

block colour.

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FASHION

3.

Tailoring with a casual

twist is a great option for

2019 summer gatherings,

casual work meetings or for

a holiday meal.… even if it’s not

a special occasion bring out the

lightweight suits – opt for drawstring

loose-fit trousers or skinny

trousers. Jackets are all about

double-breasted. Team your twopiece

with a contrasting shade;

try dark grey shirts with light grey

suits, paired with tennis trainers

or loafers with no socks.

Drawstring trouser

Evering Ochre, £169 from

Oliver Spencer

www.oliverspencer.co.uk

Grey check or pink skinny

double-breasted suit, £ 130

- £160 from Topman

www.topman.com

Double-breasted jacket

Evering Ochre, £375

from Oliver Spencer

www.oliverspencer.

co.uk

4.

Checks are about, and

not just on the tailored

wear, but also smartcasual

shirts. Choose patchwork

to be on-trend or vibrant colours

for Summer 2019.

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Madras Check shirt, £80

from Fred Perry

www.fredperry.com

Striped patchwork shirt,

£29.99 from Zara

www.zara.com

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FASHION

FRAMED

WHAT SUNGLASSES

SUIT YOUR FACE SHAPE?

Oblong/rectangle

faces are longer

than they are wide,

and suit sunglasses

that soften these

straight lines of the

face. Keep glasses

a similar width to the widest part

of the face and choose a pair

that have a curve to the design

or thicker frame to balance out

features.

Round/heart-shaped faces are

equal in length and width, with softer

contours. Avoid circular glasses, and

opt for Aviators to even out features.

The straight top and double bridge

balance the roundness of the face,

while the curved base complements

the natural curves of a round or

heart-shape face

shapes. Large,

straight edged

frames also work

to balance out the

the roundness and

symmetry.

Triangle faces

have smaller

foreheads and wider

jawlines, which

are wider than the

cheekbones. Choose

glasses with a heavier

bridge, and thin frames on the

bottom part of the lens.

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Oval faces are narrow

without sharp edges,

with the forehead

slighter wider than the

jawline. This shape can

carry off most styles.

Square faces are

equal in height and

width with a strong

box-like jawbone and

cheekbones. Avoid large

frames, and d-frames

or square frames – tone

down the strong edges of the face with

smaller, very round glasses – like the

iconic pairs worn by John Lennon.

Diamond faces

have strong

jaws and sharp

cheekbones.

Avoid glasses

being too wide

and choose a

d-frame pair that balance out

the strong angles and lines.

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The art of a

perfect

finish.

Dulux Trade

water-based range

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HEALTHY LIVING

WELL

WISHES

Akzo Nobel Ltd

Centrica (Hive)

Doncaster School For The Deaf

Edrington - Beam Suntory UK

Heck Food Ltd

Hi Spirits

Howard Construction (Anglia) Ltd

iMEDicare Ltd

Isle Of Man Department for Enterprise

Kohler Mira Ltd

Kopparberg Cider Of Sweden Ltd

L’Oreal (Sun Care)

McCormick (UK) Ltd

Milwaukee (TTI)

Paslode (ITW)

Prysmian Group

RB (Veet Men)

Reuben Foundation

Robert Bosch Ltd

Rollitex

Schroders PLC

Shearings Holidays

Sky Cinema

Swann Communications Ltd

TCS Biosciences Ltd

The Villa Marina & Gaitey Theatre

Treasury Wine Estates

Wagner Spraytech (UK) Ltd

Wilkinson Sword

Welbeck Hotel

The Man Magazine team would like to extend a special ‘thank-you’

to all contributors to this issue.

THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE,

BUSINESSES AND COMPANIES

WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND THEIR

VERY BEST WISHES TO EVERYONE

AT MALE CANCER RESEARCH

CAMPAIGN – ENCOURAGING MEN

TO GET CHECKED EARLY!

The Reuben Foundation is

proud to support Male

Cancer Awareness

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