Cycle touring the West coast of Scotland

Northern Scotland is all about the mountains, islands and the weather. This is where the postcard landscapes and dramatic history of Scotland can be...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Cycling a Cross border coast to coast

It was a crazy plan in mid summer but in the winteriest day of winter it was ambitious to say the least. Cycling coast...

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...

Riding singletrack & wading across lochs in NW Scotland

It seems my new carbon fibre MTB is so light it floats, this was useful on my last ride as I had to cross...

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...