Category: Cycling

The day I survived – and enjoyed – the Bealach Mor Cycle Sportive! 8

The day I survived – and enjoyed – the Bealach Mor Cycle Sportive!

Reaching the top of the infamously gruelling Bealach-na-Ba mountain pass I imagined that the worst of the Bealach Mor Cycle Sportive must surely be behind me. By this point we were about halfway round the...

For the Record: It’s the small things that make the big differences 0

For the Record: It’s the small things that make the big differences

My last training blog on the Daily Record website before the big Bealach Mor cycle sportive on Saturday. That’s 90 miles, the longest road ascent in the UK and what looks like being a...

Autumn: Time for a fab Scottish cycling event 0

Autumn: Time for a fab Scottish cycling event

You might be bemoaning the darkening evenings and the approach of autumn. But this season still offers some fantastic days of clear skies, dry roads and stunning scenery. So, you still have time to...

Fab Scottish cycling Routes: Drumbeg Coastal 2

Fab Scottish cycling Routes: Drumbeg Coastal

This fabulously scenic route via Drumbeg on the Assynt coast in north-west Scotland has been suggested by Scot Tares, a life-long cycling fan and now owner of Skinny Tyres, a road cycling tour and...

New blog series: Fabulous Scottish cycling routes 1

New blog series: Fabulous Scottish cycling routes

Cycling fans have a great habit of passing on their favourite riding routes.  Everyone has their favourite route, their top hilly ride and their most scenic outing. They will most likely tell you the...

Jim fixed it for me! 0

Jim fixed it for me!

I’ve said before that cycling with the big boys from a proper cycling club can be daunting. Especially if you’re not used to pelotons, chain gang maneouvres and the high-speed mentalness of an APR...

Guest blog: A weekend of Scottish adventure 4

Guest blog: A weekend of Scottish adventure

I know Romy Beard from the Glasgow Triathlon Club. Romy and I were chatting on Facebook recently about her aims to do more outdoor activities at weekends and to explore Scotland. You all know how...

On the record: My cycling blog 0

On the record: My cycling blog

If you’ve been reading this blog then you’ll know I’m up to my neck in cycle training for the Bealach Mor sportive. Indeed, I expect you’re bored with my blogs about cycling – and...

Mountaineer saddles up on Conference Bike 0

Mountaineer saddles up on Conference Bike

Earlier this week Mike Dales of the Mountaineering Council of Scotland jumped in the saddle of the bizarre looking Conference Bicycle as it headed through Edinburgh. The BiCo UK challenge sees the seven-seater bike...

Perhaps I’m easily pleased? 2

Perhaps I’m easily pleased?

Sometimes I get the best gifts! And I know that not everyone is going to appreciate this as anything special. But today the G-Force presented with 5 cute boxes, each containing a lovely shiny...