Lake district gravel loop Skiddaw

It's not always easy to find a gravel bike friendly circuit in the lakes in winter. Either it gets too rocky or...

Gravel Riding Routes in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs

The Trossachs and Loch Lomond National Park is pretty much the heart of Scotland and we were headed to the far east...

Babypacking the High Tatras of Poland and Slovakia Part 2

At about 9.30am we set off along a meandering track headed north, having dragging ourselves away from the rather too comfortable Penzion...

Babypacking the High Tatras of Poland and Slovakia Part 1

We first saw the high Tatras mountains early on our route to China and were impressed by what we saw and remembered....

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 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...

Bikepacking the Altai Pt3 (the best part) – Mongolia and Russia

We soon found our legs in Mongolia, they were where they've always been but they just got a bit tired with the riding in...

On the search for gravel routes in Madeira

The general theme of this blog about gravel and road riding in Madeira will probably be steepness. There's no getting away from the fact...

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...

A gravel cycling loop in the North Lake District

The English Lake District isn't immediately thought of as a huge gravel riding hotspot with tracks tending to be rough, steep and straight up...

Gravel Heaven – A new route in the Scottish Borders

I was already over 2000m of vertical climbing into the ride as I headed uphill further, the rough tracks had taken their toll with...

Bikepacking and the advent of winter in the Highlands

Riding past the forest fringes my lights pick up a bar code of black tree trunks, then suddenly four sets of yellow eyes reflect...