Lochnagar

“Eye and foot acquire in rough walking a co-ordination that makes one distinctly aware of where the next step is to fall, even while watching sky and land.” Whilst I was grateful for how true this was, I was also acutely aware that this would be a mighty foul place to twist or break an…Read more Lochnagar

Death of a Trail

Land-use, a polorizing and often controversial topic of conversation. One person can look at a hillside and see the epitome of rugged, up touched natural landscape. Another will look the same slope and see a burnt, over exploited desert, perpetuated for one exclusive activity at the expense of all other. Some will just see heather.…Read more Death of a Trail

Tour De Ben Nevis 2017

No one is speaking anymore. We have all staggered out, finding our rhythm as we pick our way across the peat bog. We have climbed past the point of making banter and conversation with our fellow riders, now we all just want is to pass the cairn and make it down to the bothy. The…Read more Tour De Ben Nevis 2017

Fungle Road

Heading south from the Fungle singletrack is the Fungle Road itself. The old drovers road connects Deeside in the north with Tarfside in the south and is usually part of a larger loop. I have a favourite section, from Birse Castle up to the edge of the estate. It is a real leg burner of…Read more Fungle Road

Gotta Learn to Lean

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8sxY8yvS5o&?showinfo=0&w=645&h=363 The winter mud is refusing to freeze, so another wet and mild winter to grind through. With the winter season being the time for base miles and building the foundations for the coming years riding, the skills side of things can be easily left behind. Base miles, as important as they are for fitness, can…Read more Gotta Learn to Lean

2016 – What a Year

2016, what a year, memorable, for all the wrong reasons, and some good ones too. A years worth of riding, starting with a frozen Aviemore and a flooded Aberdeenshire through to dust and sun (honest). It was a year of extremes and contrasts, political upheaval and tragic loss, but for all of it the riding…Read more 2016 – What a Year

I Just Bought a T-Shirt From Danny Hart

I Just Bought a T-Shirt From Danny Hart https://youtu.be/ORKjD2yJrgA It was the Saturday evening after his World Championship winning run, they had T-Shirts for sale at the Mondraker pits. Danny Hart on the Front and Redcar Rocket it on the back, they were pretty special and very cool, only being for sale there and then.…Read more I Just Bought a T-Shirt From Danny Hart

Fungle Road Infection

A evenings ride towards the end of summer, some final days of late northern light to play in, but be sure to be home before the street lights are on. With the wee man settled and the chores done there was still enough light for a stolen hours or so of riding, yearning for some wilder…Read more Fungle Road Infection