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5 Awesome gravel routes from the Tweed Valley in Scotland

After years of exploring dead ends and epic climbs here it is; five awesome gravel rides in the Tweed Valley and Southern Uplands. I've...

Bikepacking the Southern Uplands from the door.

With Saturday afternoon fast disappearing before me, I strapped my Apidura saddle and bar bags onto the bike, found my lights and headed out...

Bikepacking over the Summer Solstice

It'd be rude not to plan a quick adventure for the longest day of the year. It's been a fantastic summer in Scotland so...

A Tale of Two Kinesis Tripster ATRs – 4 years &...

Bikepacking Scotland, Holland, Belgium, Spain, Germany, Austria, Italy, Portugal, France, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria x 2, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Albania, Turkey,...

Winter Bikepacking in Kyrgyzstan Pt 2

I can't believe where I'm riding it's ridiculously beautiful. The snow capped peaks the bleak empty steppe, just me on my bike alone with...

Bikepacking Across Kyrgyzstan in Winter Part 1

I descended and the air was approaching -20 already; around me the valley was steep sided, dark and cold. I noticed the snow had...

Winter Adventures

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Bikepacking across Kyrgyzstan in winter – In 12 photos

It was a simple plan, I wanted to cycle across Kyrgyzstan. A country I've ridden from west to east and east to west and...

2017 – An awesome 12 Months of Bikepacking, Splitboarding and Exploring

January - Strathpuffer 24hr Solo MTB race The Strathpuffer solo is one of the toughest bike races in the world with 24 hours of riding...

The Northern Lights – Arctic Norway

We had never seen the northern lights nor even the southern lights in all our years of winter travel. Maybe a faint glow on...

Exploring Scotland

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The road to enlightenment in the Scottish Borders

I always thought the road to enlightenment would be best undertaken by bike. Bike touring or bikepacking is one of the most meditative and...

Knoydart – the mythical inaccessible peninsula in Scotland

We set out on foot, one of only two ways to reach Knoydart, the other is by boat. Yes you could bring a bike...

The infamous Aonach Eagach Ridge – Glencoe

Aonach Eagach is consistently ranked as the best ridge walk and scramble in the UK and in the top few across the world by...