Category: Cycling

Guest blog: My pals the cycling maddies 0

Guest blog: My pals the cycling maddies

I’ve invited Simon Walton to write about his friends and their madcap cycling for charity adventure. Simon may be happy to ride bareback on an unpredictable mare, or skate toe-to-toe with some bear of...

Tell me about your cycling adventures in Scotland 2

Tell me about your cycling adventures in Scotland

I was chatting to an old friend (old as in I’ve known him forever, rather than him being that ancient!) yesterday about cycling in Scotland. A couple of years ago he did the LEJOG...

Scottish loch wins top tourist award 0

Scottish loch wins top tourist award

I love Aviemore. (I’ve written about the Scottish town and the surrounding area many times.) It’s a great place for all kinds of reasons – and for all sorts of people. But mainly I...

New hi-viz t-shirts that also look good 0

New hi-viz t-shirts that also look good

I love new fitness/outdoors kit. And especially if it’s a whole new concept. Today I’m wearing my new Hello Jo t-shirt. The t-shirts look like the usual kind of t-shirt. They are made of...

Glasgow celebrates cycling. For a week! 0

Glasgow celebrates cycling. For a week!

As a cyclist who has had to negotiate the bonkers traffic, drivers and pedestrians in Glasgow for many years I welcome anything that celebrates cyclists in this city. There is not enough celebration of...

2 guys, 2 bikes, 4 feet, 3 peaks = 1200 miles for charity 2

2 guys, 2 bikes, 4 feet, 3 peaks = 1200 miles for charity

Some people set off to cycle Land’s End to John O’Groats (or vice versa). Some people set off to climb to the top of Britain’s three highest peaks. Now two guys are going to...

A weekend of cycling and walking in Torridon 3

A weekend of cycling and walking in Torridon

My leg muscles are almost as sore as they were post-Loch Ness Marathon. My quads and calves are actually painful to touch and I am having trouble walking normally, let alone descending stairs. But...

Morning’s cycle with the LEJOG girls 0

Morning’s cycle with the LEJOG girls

The LEJOG (Land’s End to John O’Groats) sisters, Sue and Ali (along with three friends) have been cycling for 10 days now. They arrived in Glasgow last night and so I decided to join...

A great weekend in Scotland’s great outdoors 3

A great weekend in Scotland’s great outdoors

It seems that the god of outdoors weather was out with us this weekend. The G-Force and I had planned a weekend that would include some Munro bagging and a big cycle. I’d fancied...

Wild Man goes even Wilder for charity 0

Wild Man goes even Wilder for charity

Some people will do the maddest things just to get a fish supper. Last year, the Glasgow Triathlon Club completed their own crazy Big Long Chippy Run Triathlon from the west coast of Scotland...