Category: Cycling

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...

3 Scottish outdoors guides 0

3 Scottish outdoors guides

Perhaps you have seen these VisitScotland guides at local tourist centres or in accommodation providers around Scotland? They are filled with info about great places for adventure, walking and mountain biking/road cycling in Scotland....

The ultimate extreme pursuit on “death road” 2

The ultimate extreme pursuit on “death road”

There will always be some people looking for that ultimate adrenaline rush. Whether it’s the thrill of sky diving, free climbing, back country snowboarding, bridge jumping, burn bashing or whatever, you can be sure...

And finally there is light… 0

And finally there is light…

Something great happened during my usual Monday evening run (while Little Miss Outdoors goes to a French class) – it remained light for the entire outing. While this new occurence (for 2010) has obviously...