Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride, according to John F Kennedy.  It’s all about the journey, the thrill and satisfaction of the ride and less about the destination after all…. but saying that, there are times when one does need just a little bit of inspiration about where to head off to.

We’ve long been fans of a really wonderful resource, This is your Kingdom, “An Insider’s Guide to Lovely Local Things to See and Do in the UK“, an online community where people can both discover and share these invaluable insider snippets of local knowledge. Nothing beats stumbling upon a local gem – something a bit special or unexpected, or even just a reminder of an event, a cafe, a boutique, a market that you’d forgotten all about.  The site can be navigated by county – or by ‘his’, ‘hers’, ‘kids’ etc so it’s really easy to come across something alluring!

We were really thrilled when Hannah who runs the site got in touch to ask us for the lowdown on Cambridgeshire (you can see what we have to say here), and we’re delighted to say that you can now win one of our lovely, tan leather old-school satchels (normally priced at £120.00) by entering a competition we are running with This is Your Kingdom as part of their new ‘Back Britain‘ series.    With 2012 set to be a vintage year for the UK, ‘Back Britain’ is a year-long campaign designed to capture the national spirit at this special time and celebrate all that makes Great Britain so very unique and fabulous.

For a chance to win one of our satchels,  follow this link to the site and you’ll see how easy it is to win.  The competition will run until early April, so get in there quickly!

Illustrations via {Jess Linares}.