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The Skye’s the limit

A casual look at the weather revealed a storm was coming towards Scotland, the tail end of a hurricane lashing the US east coast....

Bikepacking Iceland Part 2

There's little less inviting to facing the outside world than waking up warmly cocooned in a gore-tex bivvy bag listening to rain pattering down...

Bikepacking across Iceland Part 1

Cycle touring Iceland is something that's always been in the back of my mind, the desolate empty interior captures my imagination with its volcanoes,...

Bike Packing the Southern Cairngorms

It was getting late as I rode around the last corner to where the dot on the map was, but it wasn't a bothy...

The Classic Torridon Mountain Bike Loop

The classic Torridon mountain bike loop is called the classic for a reason. There's nowhere qite like it in the UK, the mountains are...

Bike Packing to the best bothy in Scotland

We left work at 4pm, got in the car and drove north, headed for the mountains. We tolerated the average speed cameras that now...

Bike Packing the Cairngorm Outer Loop, Scotland

I had a weekend on my own and the weather in Scotland was set to be fine. So what should I do was the...

Uzbekistan – A hidden gem for cycling in Central Asia

Riding across Uzbekistan was more of an accident than a choice. I only rode there purely because it lay in my way as I...

Review of the 1st Dirty Reiver Gravel Grinder

Today I rode the Dirty Reiver the UK's first ever gravel "ride" and at 200km long on rough gravel it's a pretty impressive challenge...

Gravel Grinders: Tyres for the Dirty Reiver

It seemed such a great idea when I entered the Dirty Reiver but now the thought of riding 200km in April for a gravel...

6 Adventurous Places You Should Cycle Tour in 2016

As everyone is busy planning cycle touring holidays for 2016 I thought I would share my top adventure cycling destinations. These are places that...

One of the best long MTB loops in the Lake District

This rather ambitious mid winter ride attempted the two highest peaks you can legally mountain bike cycle in the England up in the Lake...