Category: Cycle Routes

The friendly way to enjoy winter by bike and on foot

The friendly way to enjoy winter by bike and on foot

What do you do when the winter weather looks vile outdoors? Stay indoors and read a book or watch a film? No! Go outdoors and embrace the wet, snowy, windy and chilly conditions instead....

Strathpuffer celebrates 10 amazing years

Strathpuffer celebrates 10 amazing years

I can just about recall writing about the Strathpuffer in its first year when I was editor of Weekend Living on The Herald. In the following decade, the 24-hour mountain bike race has gained worldwide notoriety...

My outdoors challenges for 2015

My outdoors challenges for 2015

In 2013, my aim was to qualify for the World Age Group Triathlon Championships. Which I did! I made it to London in the sprint category (age 45 to 49). In 2014, I entered...

Sunday Mail: Billie Fleming Tribute Ride

Sunday Mail: Billie Fleming Tribute Ride

  A year-long relay ride that pays tribute to the legendary late cyclist Billie Fleming sets off on January 1, 2015. Here is my article about impressive Billie and the reason for the epic cycle...

Spin class review: Hoo Ha Ride Glide

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...

Surprise mountain biking in Tayside and Fife

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...

The challenge: To bike and hike Goatfell (between the ferries)

The challenge: To bike and hike Goatfell (between the ferries)

I love an outdoors challenge and I am a huge fan of Scotland’s islands. So when I heard about a fun (and tough) island challenge I took advantage of a day of okay-ish autumn...

More cuts to Scottish island ferry prices

More cuts to Scottish island ferry prices

There are so many things I like about outdoors Scotland – and one of my biggest loves is the islands. I have visited them and written about them on many occasions, and I especially...

Time to… embrace Scotland’s winter

Time to… embrace Scotland’s winter

I had been moaning and groaning about the sudden change of weather. We enjoyed a lovely summer and autumn began warm and beautiful. But then came the cold, wet and wind. The weekend had...

Planet X: Ooft. Mount Keen on a 29-er

Planet X: Ooft. Mount Keen on a 29-er

Many of you will already know that I am a sponsored writer! I wish I was a good enough cyclist to be a sponsored rider but I’m happy enough with my Planet X deal....