Category Archives: Mountaineering

A day on the bike – The Lockerbie Loop with the Cycle To Syracuse Team. Big learning for the old boy!

The Lockerbie Loop with the Cycle to Syracuse team! Another learning curb! So much to learn so little time. It was another very early start and back to Lockerbie (242 miles each way I know that trip well) Yesterday we … Continue reading

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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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Interest in Lockerbie after my piece on a visit last week. The tragedy of Servicemen taking their own lives years after conflict. Heading North after another visit to Endura in Livingston.

The Lockerbie window Yesterday I was interviewed about the Lockerbie tragedy in Ayr by the BBC . It was another hard piece to talk about but at least it is done and we will see what happens. It is terrible … Continue reading

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Half way round the World cycle – 9048 miles unsupported Jenny Graham.

. Yesterday was great to hear that Jenny is now half way round the World and going well despite the weather. She is in Australia and still despite 56 days on the bike. I hope she stays safe and the … Continue reading

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Jenny Graham Unsupported round the World in Australia cold wet weather but she still is smiling! Awesome !

Jenny is going well despite punctures and weather in Australia how does she keep going and smiling. Rarely have I been so impressed by anyone’s efforts what a girl. The weather has battered her but she is on course I … Continue reading

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Cycling – a great quote ! Mink in Ayr ?

My sister and I were walking along Prestwick Esplanade when I saw this sign: “When the spirits are low when the day appears dark when the work becomes monotonous when Hope seems hardly worth having just mount a bicycle and … Continue reading

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Heading to old favourites Corserine and the Rhinns of Kell with my brother for a day out. Hopefully it will clear my head.

I need a day out so tomorrow I am off to my local hills where I spent lots of time as a boy getting into the mountains. This was with my Dad and family as a very young boy and … Continue reading

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