Tour de ben Nevis 2013

The Tour de Ben Nevis must be the only race of its type in the UK – a 72km marathon circumnavigation of Britain’s highest mountain, with a carry climb, and river crossing thrown in to keep it interesting. If that wasn’t enough, within the timed circuit there are 4 enduro style ‘special stages’ in which…

Scale and 650b

At the start of September I was lucky to be able to squeeze in a quick roadtrip to the Alps to visit Sam at Bikevillage, where I guided in 2011. the condition of the 3 of us going was that I finished converting the van into a rustic passion wagon within the 4 days that…

A classic summer’s day in Lochaber

Sometimes, you get so fixated on finding new, better trails that you forget the quality rides that are sitting right in front of you. That elusive dream trail is still waiting out there somewhere, but in the meantime there are all the old favorites waiting for a chance to show you why you ride your…

Ardverikie Wall

Last weekend me and Annie parked up on the Laggan road at Ardverikie to take a wander to a classic multi-pitch HS route that hides around the back of Binnean Shuas: Ardverikie Wall. The SMC guide gives it four stars, and seeing as Annie’s been raving about it since she did it last year I…