Tag: mtb

Iceland exploration – a Viking invasion

Iceland the home of the Viking, mountains and of course volcanoes. The interest in visiting had been there for many years and there was no longer a reason to delay due to low cost flights. There is a wide range of tourist attractions to suit a variety of people in Iceland. Whether you’re an avid […]

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 […]

Sgulaird the one that got away

It’s felt like a tough couple of weeks for making it out into the hills munro bagging. A failed attempt at climbing in the Cairngorms close to our New Year bothy outing had not increased the summit count. With conditions for the weekend looking cold and challenging I selected a munro peak closer to home […]

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 […]