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 to Keen

One of the wonders of living in Scotland is the landscape in which we live.   https://www.facebook.com/Stavaiging/videos/1284539545008855/   Sometimes, you need to step out and journey into those hills. Riding with a former student I taught, (Callum Grant) we took in a 45km route that sampled flowing natural singletrack, warp speed loose fire roads and…Read more Fungle to Keen

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

Nevis

Some people don't like trail centres, they don't think they are "proper" mountain biking. They think the guaranteed conditions and sanitized nature of the trails dilutes the challenge, complementing a poor rider's lack of skill or fitness. Right or wrong, these people have obviously never been to Fort William and ridden the Nevis Range. Looking…Read more Nevis

Tour De Ben Nevis 2014

No Fuss's Tour De Ben Nevis is one of those events that makes first timers question why they entered. But this is no bucket list race that you simply tick off and move on from, it gets under your skin. Once raced and short term memory loss helps you to forget the lactic acid and…Read more Tour De Ben Nevis 2014

Tour De Ben Nevis – 2013

First time on the tour and the weather had been playing against us in the weeks and days leading up to the race, the day itself wasn't looking to hot either. Waiting for the rolling start to kick off I was wondering if my decision to stick with my XC rubber and to not go…Read more Tour De Ben Nevis – 2013