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...

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...