The Pencaitland Method

East Lothian gravel riding at it’s finest. This route is not without challenges. Some sections may have you cursing me, the route creator. This route joins up segments…

(micro)Adventure Time

Microadventure? What’s that? Glad you asked. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The term microadventure was made common by British adventurer and author Alastair Humphreys and is defined as an overnight outdoor adventure that is “small and…

I fucking love hate running

I fucking love hate running. And. I never always thought I would. Let me explain. I was never a runner. I’m not sure I’m a runner now. I’m…

The Capital Trail – or, Fail! Or maybe Bail?!

July 2023 would see me attempt The Capital Trail – a beast of a route, the brainchild of Markus Stitz, of Bikepacking Scotland fame. The trail would be…

Aviemore Bikepacking

At the start of March 2023, I bikepacked from Aviemore to Kingussie, via Boat of Garten, Nethy Bridge, Abernethy Forest, Ryvoan Bothy, then Kincraig and Kingussie. Below you’ll…

I Stopped Drinking

So, it’s the run up to Christmas 2022, and the usual invites to nights out, drinks in the pub, food then drinks and general festive merrymaking start to…

The Badger Divide

How an averagely fit 45 year old managed to ride The Badger Divide, and how you can too!

Cycling Edinburgh to Newcastle

The end of July / start of August 2019 saw me undertake my very first long distance ride, cycling Edinburgh to Newcastle. This blog post is intended to…