Is The UCI Stifling Innovation? – Sick Bike Co Collab

As part of what I hope to become a series of guest Vlogs (still hate that term). I recorded this vlog posing the question "Is The UCI Stifling Innovation?". I look at the case of DH and XC, looking at how the UCI technical regulation affect and shape the disciplines. I also ask whether they…Read more Is The UCI Stifling Innovation? – Sick Bike Co Collab

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

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

Train in Vain

Returning to work is not without some advantages, There is an excellent on campus gym for a start. Back to work with a bump, sort of. I work at a university so returning to work after my paternity leave during the summer break meant I had a gentle reintroduction to the workplace. With no classes or…Read more Train in Vain

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

Mount Battock

Standing silently behind Clachnaben, Mount Battock looks a innocuous little peak behind its more popular sibling. Not one to be underestimated, it is nearly 200m higher than Clachers and enjoys unbroken views in all directions. Sometimes, all you need is a proper hardtail hoof, a stiff climb and to go 40-50km on the way back…Read more Mount Battock

Dad with bike – Will Race

The countdown is on to my first proper race of the year, the Cream O the Croft Enduro. For past races I've put in a reasonably structured gym plan complimented by a more haphazard "time spent on the bike plan". With no access to a gym and time on the bike being my main source…Read more Dad with bike – Will Race

Clachnaben

An iconic Aberdeenshire hill with a wild and punishing descent, a loop of Clachnaben is nothing short of a mini epic. We all love wild natural rides, big days on big hills with big distances. But sometimes you want the feeling of remote riding and the challenge of truly rugged terrain, but only have a…Read more Clachnaben

February

The rains have eased, the waters may have subsided, but the trails are still saturated. The heavy sodden ground can be a blessing and a curse, the falling mercury freezing the ground hard and fast rolling. As the thaw creeps in and the ground softens, traction is easy to find, but too far into the…Read more February

Mount Keen & the Fungle

Mount Keen is a good day on the bikes, doubly so when taken with the Fungle road. The loop is a long shift taking in everything from some superb singletrack through to long tough climbs and fast fire road descents. Its has been a tradition for me to do the loop at least once a…Read more Mount Keen & the Fungle