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Skiing in Decathlon ski wear in the French Alps

Decathlon skiing gear keeps you warm and dry, whatever the weather

WHEN you’re caught in bad weather, it’s never much fun, but when you’re up a mountain on a pair of skis, in freezing temperatures with poor visibility, having the right kit is never more important. Decathalon offers a range of reasonably priced, good quality but affordable sporting equipment, so whatever you enjoy, whether its camping, […]

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Volvo XC60 D4 AWD Geartronic SE Lux Nav road test report review (1)

Volvo XC60 D4 AWD Geartronic SE Lux Nav road test report review

WHEN a group of friends started to plan their next skiing trip and the decision to drive across Europe in winter was made, for me, this All Wheel Drive Volvo XC60 was the weapon of choice. Having driven Volvos in the Finnish Arctic Circle on frozen lakes, I know how good they are in their native conditions – conditions we were likely to encounter during our trip south to Italy in February.

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This week's road test car, a Mercedes-Benz A-Class A250 BlueEfficiency Engineered by AMG on Continental ContiWinterContact tyres.

Conti winter tyres A-Class above when the snow falls

Having driven a car on winter tyres for the first time on UK roads, DAVID HOOPER says the difference in grip levels on packed snow and ice is dramatic! AS freezing snowy conditions cripple the country, for once I’ve got the right car at the right time – because this week’s test car arrived sporting […]

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