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...

Three of my favourite North Lakes road bike routes

These three routes all pass through Keswick but take in a very varied selection roads, which I feel show what this area is all...

Taking tea like the locals in Turkey, Uzbekistan and Darjeeling

Tea Tea Tea. The British normally love it but I'm indifferent, well I was until I cycled to Darjeeling in India.  Tea is not...

Cycling East part 12 – The Black Sea coast in central...

The view along Turkey's Black Sea coast to Amasra was simply fantastic, the sun setting silhouetted the rugged coastline and the blocks of flats....

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...

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...

Lauf True Grit Gravel Bike Review

I noticed Lauf at Eurobike and wandered over to see the Lauf Grit forks, which I am quite a big fan of for riding...

Cycling East Part 9 – The Republic of Bulgaria

Romania was always going to be a tough act to follow, but Bulgaria certainly held its own. As we rode away from the Danube the...

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...

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...

Skiing the World Famous Vallee Blanche, Chamonix

The Vallee Blanche is the world famous ski route in Chamonix. Starting from the 3842m high Aiguille du Midi it follows the glaciar down...

Glentress Seven Race Report

The Tweedlove Glentress 7 hour mountain bike race seems to live a charmed life with the weather gods - yet again it was blue...