Tag: mountain bike

Halfway point and hitting reset

27 miles travelled, more than a full marathon distance. A combination of mountain biking and good old fashioned boots on the ground got me there. The halfway point of my munro adventure, hitting 141 of the Scottish mountain summits. In hiking to two of the more remote munro peaks in An Sgarsoch and Carn an […]

Whitelee wind farm shredding

Spring has come early to Scotland. It’s allowed the perfect opportunity to dust off the mountain bike from the cupboard for an adventure. I’d been wanting to explore the Whitelee wind farm for a long time. Whitelee is one of the largest on shore wind farms in the United Kingdom with over 200 turbines. Generating […]

Mental Health Mountain Biking

Being outdoors in the mountains can have a positive affect on some people. A test study being run between Napier University in conjunction with Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland (DMBinS) seeks to prove this correlation with mental health. Ten participants travelled to Glentress, the world renowned mountain biking facility near Peebles to take part. Having […]

Glentress Forest Shredding

Since picking up my new Cannondale hardtail mountain bike earlier in the year I’ve made limited use of it.  The ‘Beast from the East’ is an awesome machine.  Huge 3” mid fat tyres and a chunky Reba suspension from Rockshox make for a fun and stable ride.  With some free time this weekend I decided to […]

Wind Turbines Find Highland Approval

EDP Renewables has combined with a Danish company to fund the construction of 100 more wind turbines in Scotland.  The turbines will be built 14 miles off the coast of Caithness coast in the Moray Firth.  You can find out more about the Moray East renewable energy project here.  It’s exciting to see external investment coming […]

Gift ideas for the festive season

Christmas is almost upon us once again.  The end of the year is drawing near and those long winter nights have well and truly arrived.  Looking for some last minute gift ideas that won’t break the bank?  Check out these gift ideas for the festive season that will go down well with the outdoor addict in your life. […]