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...

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...

Autumn colours, rain and grit – Riding across Scotland

It's Friday afternoon, I'm sat looking out of the window at my work, debating whether to ignore the weather forecast and head up north...

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...

Knoydart – the mythical inaccessible peninsula in Scotland

We set out on foot, one of only two ways to reach Knoydart, the other is by boat. Yes you could bring a bike...

The infamous Aonach Eagach Ridge – Glencoe

Aonach Eagach is consistently ranked as the best ridge walk and scramble in the UK and in the top few across the world by...

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...

Winning my first duathlon! – Bowhill race report

I love the days when you’re soaked and covered in mud five minutes after leaving on an adventure, but you couldn’t care less as...

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...