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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...

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...

Winter Walking on Ben Alder, Scotland Highlands

Scotland's Highlands is at their most beautiful when the Munro's and mountain tops are dusted in fresh snow. This winter the wet and and...

Review of Apidura Dry Series 100% Waterproof Bags

I first used Apidura's bike packing bags in 2014 and I was impressed by the design, build quality and the incredibly low weight -...

Bike Packing to the best bothy in Scotland

We left work at 4pm, got in the car and drove north, headed for the mountains. We tolerated the average speed cameras that now...

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...

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...

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 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....

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...

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...

Perfect road riding in deepest darkest Scotland

This 115km loop is a long way from anywhere but I guess that's one reason why it's so amazing. It is a hidden gem...