Category: Mountain biking

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The Beinn a’ Ghlo circuit by mountain bike

The circuit of the Beinn a’ Ghlo range of hills is considered a classic Scottish mountain bike route, a full 35-mile day out in a scenic and fairly remote part of Highland Perthshire.  If you’re looking for a circular route which is mainly on rough vehicle tracks – plus a pub and/or a chip shop at the end – then consider adding this one … Read More The Beinn a’ Ghlo circuit by mountain bike

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The 12th Annual ‘Puffer

    If you’re the kind of mountain biker that enjoys brutal endurance events they don’t come much tougher or more rewarding than the Strathpuffer, the legendary 24 hour event held every winter near the Strathpeffer in the Scottish Highlands.  Freezing temperatures. 17 hours of darkness. Miles of gruelling terrain. A brutal mix of ice, wind, hail, mud and snow. And maybe, just maybe, a glorious Scottish winter sunrise… Now in its 12th year, the 2017 … Read More The 12th Annual ‘Puffer

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50 Outdoor Activities to Engage your Kids in the Summer Holidays

  Remember that BBC TV programme from your youth, Why don’t you ?  Or to give it its full name, Why Don’t You Just Switch Off Your Television Set and Go Out and Do Something Less Boring Instead ?  As the summer holidays are almost upon us, the perennial challenge is to find enough activities to keep kids occupied over seven whole weeks (or … Read More 50 Outdoor Activities to Engage your Kids in the Summer Holidays

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Cairngorm Adventure Triathlon 2013

Once again I took part in the Cairngorm Adventure Triathlon yesterday in near-perfect conditions, in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park.  The event includes canoeing 3km around Loch Morlich in Canadian canoes, mountain biking 25km on forest trails and quiet roads and a 5km trail run around Loch Morlich.  Competitors take part in teams of two.  With my niece unable to take part owing … Read More Cairngorm Adventure Triathlon 2013