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Yesterday was a great day I headed along the coast to Cummingston it was so warm and I enjoyed getting next to sea sitting on the rocks and enjoying the sunny weather. I looked up and the sky had a … Continue reading

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‘It’s been a long time since I visit Culbin Forest I had a great few hours on my bike I had forgotten how great a facility it is . There is a good car park with toilets and it’s £1.50 … Continue reading

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A hard couple of days.

It’s so difficult to look back on the last two days. We lost two incredible people to the mountains Andy Nisbet and Steve Perry on the remote Ben Hope in the far North of Scotland. The recovery by the Mountain … Continue reading

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Plockton on the West Coast two great days with special folk. Thanks

I have been over in Plockton again staying in the wonderful Station House at the railway station. My hosts were an old pal Lyle and Judy Brotherton and Byron the dog! The Old Station is now converted into a holiday … Continue reading

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Still looking for photos and stories of Ted Atkins for the Celebration of his life in Arran Great to have taken photos all my time in hills.

I am amazed at the photos I have received from pals on Ted Atkins . Ted was never camera shy and there must be so many great undiscovered gems about! Thanks and please keep them coming. The photo below is … Continue reading

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Make time for your friends and those you love it’s so important! Cycling tops update .

I am in the Borders visiting a dear pal and his wife he is recovering from major surgery. I travelled late afternoon and had the joy of Edinburgh rush hour on the city l pass. Living up North we are … 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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