Category Archives: Mountain Biking

Long day! A cycle in the wind and huge memories at Lockerbie.

It was a long drive to a long drive to Lockerbie for a meeting the roads were clear and I managed to make it just about 5 hours! I then had a brew and had an idea to cycle round … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Talk to Carnethy hill running club. Extreme hill running and superb talk by Greg Boswell on a Bear attack in Canada.

I had an interesting drive to Edinburgh via Darvel and the volcanic plug known as Loudoun Hill.it was snowing and the Main Glasgow Road was struggling with heavy snow so it was cross-country to Edinburgh. It rained most of the … Continue reading

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A hard day on the back of Beinn Liath Mhor a few thoughts a day hard day physically and mentally? A huge thanks to Torridon MRT.

I was staying at Gerry’s Hostel right next to Achnachellach Station snow had fallen during the night only a smattering but the weather was a little warmer. I was planning to go in to the back of Beinn Liath Mor … Continue reading

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Tranter Winter Round Record shattered – Live every day and never put off what needs done.

Named after Philip Tranter, who first completed it in 1964, this is considered to be Scotland’s original 24 hour challenge, before being extended by Charlie Ramsay in 1978. It is a round of some 36 miles and over 20,000′ taking … Continue reading

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A cycle in Appin heaven! On the hills from Lochaber MRT “The conditions are great at moment but underfoot they are very unforgiving and care should be taken when out.”

After a great night at the Fort William Mountain Festival and a magic breakfast in the Alexandria Hotel it was off to see my friend Sue who fancied a cycle. To be honest I just wanted to be on these … Continue reading

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Awful rugby result but great viewing at Celtic Connections bothy connections.

I still got no energy from my travels, cough is back and after a busy and lots of travelling¬† last week so not been on the bike for a week or on the hills. I seem to be running on … Continue reading

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Thinking of those on Ben Nevis searching for the missing climber. The new Scottish Avalanche Information Service App.

It is pouring here today and the rain and wind is battering down on the house I doubt I will golf today, we will have to see. It is a lot milder but still winter on the hills. The search … Continue reading

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