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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Exploring the beauty of Scottish winter cycling!

I have been back cycling in the Scottish borders from Edinburgh for the last two weeks now and it's great to be back here....

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...

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...

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...

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...