SNOW DAY!

I went for a gravel ride with Euan Camlin, Andrew Cullen and Christo Gallagher. We had planned out a route but when we saw that it had snowed over night we decided to scrap our plan, make things up as we go along and the ride worked out even better.

IS THE STOVE ON – OVER PHAWHOPE BOTHY MICROADVENTURE

The echo chamber of our group chat had tricked us again. With the woes of our Gameshope miss-adventure now in the past the idea of getting out for the first bothy adventure of 2019 had got us excited. Once the naysayers left the conversation it was all carefree positivity with little consideration that the weather… Continue reading IS THE STOVE ON – OVER PHAWHOPE BOTHY MICROADVENTURE

RAPHA FESTIVE 500 SUPER LOOPER 2018

With concerns of Christmas commitments and keen to crush miles, Stu and I came up with the Super Looper idea. We challenged ourselves to ride as far as possible on Christmas eve, racking up as many kilometres as possible freeing up the rest of the merry holiday to enjoy ourselves and hopefully see our names near the top of the Strava leaderboard...

HIGHLAND TRAIL 550 PREP – STU ALLAN’S GENESIS HIGH LATITUDE SS BIKE CHECK

Simpleton bike lover and mile muncher Stu Allan takes an approach of choose ratio first, ask questions later when it comes to planning bike rides. We will be riding the Highland Trail 550 together and this is his bike, a custom sparkled Genesis High Latitude SS...

THE DIRTY REIVER 2018

Keilder Forest is one of these areas, landrover tracks and forest roads wiggle all over this remote area giving keen pedalers hundreds of options for exploring. This makes it a perfect location to hold the Dirty Reiver, a 200km (and 130km) gravel grinding event...

A TASTE OF THE BADGER DIVIDE

It seems to be a running trend that if I need a day off work to go on an adventure something will get in the way to make sure that I can't get it off. When the first group ride of the Badger Divide got arranged, I was fairly disappointed that I could not get… Continue reading A TASTE OF THE BADGER DIVIDE

FIXED GEAR GLENTRESS GRAVEL ADVENTURE

My Strava routes page is rather full of half conceived rides to curiosities unknown and interesting looking routes pillaged from my feed or websites. One ride that particularly sat in the back of my conscious was a ride to Glentress that rando-bro and now industry insider Jack Luke once rode and wrote about. As my shameful appreciation of gravel bloomed I became more and more keen to tackle this gravel/MTB hybrid. An oddly sunny weekend loomed and it seemed that this would be the perfect opportunity to complete the route but also test my setup for Grinduro in the following weeks...