The Cairngorms Are Calling

The darkness is creeping upon us like a smoke in the air, but still I ride uphill into a soft falling snow. A line of friend’s lights lead my path  into the greyness. The Cairngorms were calling and I guess this is their answer. A Film to support the Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland Conference held in Aviemore. Thanks to […]

Exciting new trial initiative to bolster Scottish accommodation

Cycle tourism is growing in Scotland with mountain bike tourism worth over £90m GVA per annum to the Scottish economy and expected to grow by 30% by 2025. An essential ingredient to a fantastic cycling holiday is the standard of accommodation which is offered to cyclists. Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland (DMBinS), with funding support from Scottish Enterprise, have today […]

Can Mountain Biking Support Good Mental Health?

Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland (DMBinS) with Scottish Borders Health and Social Care Partnership’s, Galashiels Resource Centre and Edinburgh Napier University recently ran a highly successful and innovative pilot programme in the Scottish Borders which utilised a six week block of mountain biking as part of a therapeutic recovery programme for people currently experiencing mental ill health. There was an […]

World Class Bike Park and Innovation Centre in Innerleithen

Views are being sought to help move forward an exciting project for the development of Europe’s only mountain bike innovation centre located alongside a world class bike park in the Tweed Valley. A public consultation will be held on 24th January at 7pm in the Innerleithen Memorial Hall, Leithen Road, Innerleithen, EH44 6HZ. During the evening, Select Contracts, leading consultants […]

Muckin good discounts

Muckmedden, Perthshire’s self-styled purveyors of ‘muckin’ good mountain bike events, have announced an exciting line-up for 2019 that includes the much-anticipated return of their 6hour endurance event on Sunday 07 April. On Saturday 26 October the sell-out Halloween fancy-dress spectacular, The Fair City Enduro, which has just been announced as Scotland’s only Enduro World Series (EWS) Qualifier event in the […]

Trippin – Scottish Moto – Episode 2 of 2

With the moto’s still thundering the Outer Hebrides is next on the kill list! Pit stop at Bespoke Bicycle Repairs & Upgrades and a beach ending trail on Harris get it on the wish list along with those 125’s!

Trippin – Scottish Moto – Episode 1 of 2

Scotland, the land of the midge’s and rain but also home to some of the best coastal 125cc terrain the world has to offer! Who could say no to a moto – ride – adventure extravaganza on some of the finest hunks of junk £500 could buy!

Go East Lothian trail

Only a short distance from Scotland’s capital Edinburgh, East Lothian provides the right ingredients for bikepacking adventures. At 39 miles (63 km) the Go East Lothian Trail is perfect for families, microadventures and long day rides. The route is suitable for gravel, mountain and e-mountain bikes, and can be ridden in all seasons. Find out more at Developed with […]

Big October for Fort William

As we head towards autumn you would be forgiven for thinking it was time for tourism businesses to take a rest, particularly after the busy year Fort William’s No Fuss Events have had in 2018. This is certainly not the case for the Outdoor Capital of the UK, the destination brand for Fort William and Lochaber. In October 2018, Nevis […]

Loch Ordie XC with Mill Dam black descent

A very scenic cross country cycle to Loch Ordie. Starting at the Cally car park in Dunkeld and returning via Mill dam and a trail called secret beaver. The Mill Dam singletrack is awesome but also a bit mental at times so I wouldn’t advice doing it on your own.  All in all a really enjoyable route that has a […]