Applecross – The best road cycling loop in the UK?

I've heard it be said about Applecross that there's nothing there. "Just a pub and few houses"....er that's kind of the point! A wild...

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...

Bikepacking the Balkans – 6 countries in 6 days pt 2

We left Montenegro for Albania and either side as far as the eye could see were rows of vines, only occasionally interspersed by a...

Bikepacking the Balkans – 6 Countries in 6 Days Part 1

We cycle toured and explored the Balkans en route to Istanbul for the first time and we were blown away by the variety of...

The Jeroboam 300km ‘Gravel’ Event, Italy

The first rule of a 'Gravel' event is surely there needs to be gravel? Am I missing something? I was asking myself this...

Rum on the Rocks – Bike ‘n’ hike

Over the last holiday weekend we set out to explore the Island of Rum which was a private and almost secret place until fairy...

Dirty Reiver 2017 – I think I might have actually enjoyed...

At last year’s Dirty Reiver I vowed never again, but as ever, with type 2 fun here I was heading south for another go...

South by South West – Bikepacking from Peebles

Over the last few weeks if the weather forecast had put me off riding I'd never have left my front door! Luckily I've learnt...

Five rules of Bikepacking

I thought I'd put together a few thoughts on bikepacking and why I love the concept, but as a new genre of biking I...

Bordering on insanity – Southern Upland Way in winter

It's been a while since I rode an overnighter bikepacking from my doorstep in Scotland. I don't know why, but recently there's been a...

Strathpuffer 2017 – 24 hours of winter riding

The Strathpuffer is regularly featured as one of the toughest mountain bike races in the world. It's riding an 11km course as many times...

Tenerife – Big climbs, gravel tracks and cacti

I think of Tenerife as a place where people go on the sort of holidays that scare me. Not in the attacked by a bear...