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...

Carnethy 5 fell race report

The Carnethy 5 race in the Pentland Hills looked like the perfect introduction to fell racing. And it would have been if there hadn't...

Splitboard touring to Loch Eanaich, Cairngorms, Scotland

The forecast looked promising for snow all week and it was set to be sunny on a Friday in the Cairngorms. Perfect opportunity to...

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...

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...

Pentland 7Reservoirs Half Marathon – race report

The mornings have turned frosty, there are frozen puddles to dodge whilst out training and I don't leave the house without a beanie on...

Tweed Valley Tunnel Trail Run 2016 – race report

The Tweed Valley holds some trail running gems, and it's great to see a growing recognition of this. But a 600 metre long railway...

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,...

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...

Scrambling four of the most iconic peaks in Scotland

We were looking at a map of Scotland and listing the peaks we'd most like to climb. Not the tallest, nor the easiest to...