Category Archives: Equipment

A visit to Endura who are making out cycling kit for Cycle to Syracuse in Livingston and then a long drive home.

This is from Colin Dorrance who is the man behind our cycle to Syracuse in the USA. We have been in communication for months with Endura, the Livingston based cycle sportswear manufacturers – they have a custom design service. Aside … Continue reading

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Special day in Galloway a place that never lets you down . Great hills few folk .

Yesterday I picked my brother up from his hotel in Ayr for a much needed day on the hills of his beloved Galloway. He lives in Bermuda and is a fit 73 year old. He misses Scotland so this was … Continue reading

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A great insight into the World of hill running! Jonny Muir – “The Mountains are Calling”

Many know my thoughts on these incredible people who run over our mountains and wild places. I was privileged to write a forward for another runner Manny Gorman who ran the Corbett a few years ago. In it I described … Continue reading

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Interesting cycle to Cuil Bay Appin.

Yesterday I caught up with some admin and visited Hamish in Glencoe and he was in fine form ! The weather was going to get better later so Sue who I am staying fancied a bike ride! We decided to … Continue reading

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Ben More – Crianlarich a poignant day a visit with a daughter of the Crew of the Viscount Aircraft that crashed in the winter of 1973.

Yesterday was a great day as I was planning a hill at last. I stopped at Elma’s In Crianlarich early and dropped of the usual-food parcel. Elma has been a true friend of RAF MRT for 40 years. Her son … Continue reading

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Glen Strathfarrar by bike up a special Glen from near Beauly a magical afternoon.

Yesterday I had a great day the weather was stunning and my mate Kenny Kennworthy now a who lives near Beauly took me for a run on the bikes to Strathfarrar. It is a locked Glen that allows access to … Continue reading

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Scrambling – Bouldering, Cycling – the old Question should we wear helmets a discussion point? Thanks in anticipation!

I have a background in Mountain Rescue and the military RAF Mountain Rescue. In my early days we rarely wore helmets when scrambling in the 70’s or even descending steep ground we would take them of at the top of … Continue reading

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