Category: Cycle Routes

Riding the new Etape Loch Ness 0

Riding the new Etape Loch Ness

This year I have been invited to ride numerous sportives. Sadly I do not have time to ride them all and I need to fit in some Munro training for the forthcoming Artemis Great Kindrochit...

Riding the new Etape Loch Ness 0

Riding the new Etape Loch Ness

A full write up of the new Etape Loch Ness will appear in the Sunday Mail this Sunday. It was a great cycle sportive and although the weather was a bit wet and overcast I...

The ups and downs of a Sport Relief cycle 2

The ups and downs of a Sport Relief cycle

Last week I took part in a Sport Relief bloggers event that has raised a fantastic £26,521 for charity so far. Over one day I carried a baton, which was part of a Team...

Four shops, two new pedals and one mechanic in shining armour 0

Four shops, two new pedals and one mechanic in shining armour

Today, just 1km into a 75km group bike ride, I suffered a major mechanical failure. The left pedal of my bike stopped turning and it looked like my day of training in the Fuerteventura...

Winter sunshine training – and kit testing 0

Winter sunshine training – and kit testing

Every winter I like to break the chills of a Scottish winter with a sunshine break. For the past few years, it has been a holiday with Glasgow Triathlon Club to the Canaries. These...

Kit review: 2Toms Butt Shield 0

Kit review: 2Toms Butt Shield

The first day of a triathlon training holiday is always going to be painful. The Glasgow Triathlon Club week in Fuerteventura usually takes place in February as a much welcomed winter sunshine holiday, but...

Who has? Who will? Take on epic new cycle sportive? 2

Who has? Who will? Take on epic new cycle sportive?

If you’ve ridden a few Scottish cycle sportives and you’re looking for the next big challenge, the 3 Pistes could be just the thing. The brainchild of whisky comedian and fellow Glasgow Triathlon Club...

See my Scottish Canals cycle routes 0

See my Scottish Canals cycle routes

Sometimes I get the best jobs! This summer I was commissioned by Scottish Canals to cycle and write about the towpath routes in central Scotland. There are many, many miles of traffic free routes...

Walking the Munro Stob na Broige, Glencoe 6

Walking the Munro Stob na Broige, Glencoe

Some Munro baggers become addicted to their pursuit and, once started, tick off as many as they can in quick succession. The really dedicated Munro baggers will walk several rounds of the 282 Munros...

Cyclocross in the Sunday Mail 0

Cyclocross in the Sunday Mail

I decided to write about cyclocross in my Sunday Mail outdoors column. I was offered a free entry so I gave it a go. I have now raced two cyclocross events and plan to...