Here’s what I brought along on the Highland Trail 550 2017. I completed the 550 mile route in 7 days, 7 hours, and during the race slept under a tarp for three nights, in a bothy one night and in B&Bs for three whole nights (what a princess!). I’ve been bikepacking for just over a … More Highland Trail Kit List
Cairngorms Loop Route Website Distance – 288.5km (boom!) My Kit List Trek Stache (Hardtail 29er +) Basic tool kit Terranova Adventure 2 man tarp &4 pegs Thermarest Evolite Salewa Spice 2 (3 Season) Sleeping Bag Dry clothes for sleeping (Merino baselayer top, bottom and socks) Fox Metah helmet Endura gel gloves Icebreaker headband Merino … More Route Report – Cairngorms Loop
SWEET! I finally completed a route, as planned, start to finish… awww yeahh!! 288km, 32 hours, 3100m of climbing – COMPLETO! All accompanied by sunny blue skies above the stunning Cairngorm mountains, and fuelled along the way with some essential food and coffee stops in Tomintoul, Braemar, Glenmore and Blair Athol with a brief 4 … More Cairngorms Loop Woop!
Upon landing back in Scotland from the desert of Dubai in March 2016 I was shamefully aware of how little of my country I had explored during my life. The last time I lived back home, 6 and a half years previous, I had been living in the party hub of Glasgow – intensively making … More Why Bikepacking?
Well, that’s me back home for over a year now after an amazing 5 years in the sandpit and city of Dubai and a couple of years in Marbella on the Costa Del Sol of Spain previous to that. What a journey it’s been since landing into Glasgow Airport with a couple of suitcases, a … More Sandpit to Scotland – One Year Back Home