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...

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...

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...

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...

10 under the Ben 2015 – Our first team win!

Ten under the Ben is simple: how many laps can you ride in 10 hours. It is a flat out race against yourself and...

Bike ‘n’ Hike on one of Scotland’s iconic peaks

It's easy to forget quite how wild northern Scotland is and without the various hunting tracks and stalking paths most of Sutherland and Wester...

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...

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...

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 -...

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...

Glentress Seven Race Report

The Tweedlove Glentress 7 hour mountain bike race seems to live a charmed life with the weather gods - yet again it was blue...

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...