Bike Packing the Southern Cairngorms

It was getting late as I rode around the last corner to where the dot on the map was, but it wasn't a bothy...

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...

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...

One of the best long MTB loops in the Lake District

This rather ambitious mid winter ride attempted the two highest peaks you can legally mountain bike cycle in the England up in the Lake...

2015 a year in photographic review.

2015 was a strange year for us. We finally left Chamonix for good, signified by us collecting our last belongings and on reflection it's...

Absolute Black Oval Chainrings – Long term review

It was certainly a gamble to use an oval chainring from Absolute Black for the first time ever during a 24 hour mountain bike...

Relentless 2015 -Racing a MTB non stop for 24hrs….and winning!

The human body is a pretty amazing thing, I pondered this thought in the pitch black in the Scottish Highlands at night during the...

Preparing for the Relentless 24hr Mountain Bike Race

A 24hr endurance mountain bike race is pretty simply, you just ride a mountain bike around in circles in a forest in north Scotland...

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...

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...

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...

Enduro Racing – How to get faster?

This year I started trying my hand at the massively popular new phenomenon: Enduro racing. Enduro has boomed while I was busy skiing and cycling...