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Kit review: Louis Garneau 0 Degree LS-100 cycling boots

The quest for warm feet while cycling in winter has brought me to all-enclosed, neoprene mountain biking boots, such as the Louis Garneau 0 Degree LS-100 Shoes. A few cycling friends have changed to these for winter riding because they say they offer the best solution for dry and warm feet. However, these are not […]

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Kit review: Avalanche safety gear

When travelling in back country terrain, especially when ski touring or climbing, most people will now carry, at the very least, avalanche transceivers, probe and shovel. This is the basic avalanche safety equipment needed to dig out, or get dug out, of an avalanche. So, if the worst happens you have the right gear to […]

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Spin class review: Hoo Ha Ride Glide

What is it that these ladies are wearing for their spin class that you probably haven’t thought of? And what is it that this grinning lady has on that the men don’t? The answer is: Hoo Ha Ride Glide. Hoo Ha Ride Glide is a special chamois cream formulated for women cyclists by women cyclists. […]

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Fort William Mountain Festival 2015

Next year’s Fort William Mountain Festival programme has been revealed and promises five days of outdoors action and adventure, as well as some indoors inspiration and entertainment. The festival once again takes place at the heart of the Outdoor Capital of the UK, Lochaber, from February 18 to 22. The weather is likely to be […]

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23 things I’ve learned this year about Munro walking

Munro bagging made it’s way into my vocabulary more than a decade ago. At first I ignored it. Then I wondered about it. Then I started doing it. Now I am a little obsessed by the pursuit. Here are a few things I have learned about Munro bagging over the last year or so. 1) Some of […]

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Kit review: dhb Women’s Vaeon Roubaix Pro Padded Bib Tights

Winter cycling in Scotland demands a good quality range of kit. This includes winter tights, long-sleeved jerseys, arm and leg warmers, buffs and cycle shoes. While some summer cycling kit can be layered up to keep me warm in the cold and wet of winter, it helps if I wear a few winter-specific products. When […]

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Sunday Mail: The amazing Marcothon

Marcothon – an event that inspires people to run every day in December – starts today, December 1. What began as a local husband and wife challenge with Marco and Debbie Consani, of Glasgow, is now followed by thousands of people worldwide. The aim of Marcothon is to run 5km or 25 minutes (whichever comes first) […]

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Foxlake hosts John Muir Winter Carnival

The John Muir Winter Carnival takes place on November 29, from 10am to 4pm at Foxlake in East Lothian. The cable wakeboarding park in Dunbar will host a range of fun outdoors activities including a FoxTrail 13k Run, Christmas Market, Kidz Forest Zone and demonstations by the recently crowned, Junior straight line UK Wakeboarding Champion […]

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Surprise mountain biking in Tayside and Fife

Who knew that Tayside and Fife offered so many different experiences for mountain bikers? Here’s another great video by my Stefan Morrocco (of Morrocco Media) to promote the range of riding on offer for all ages and abilities in these eastern areas of Scotland. It has been created with Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland.   […]

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Sunday Mail: The rise of SkiMo

This week’s Sunday Mail column focuses on SkiMo, which is fast gaining in popularity in Scotland. I spoke to Di Gilbert, the driving force behind this fun and addictive winter sport and how it has been revamped to suit the Scottish terrain and weather. There is also an essential baselayer gear guide,  news of a new […]

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