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Coming Back In Time To Go Off-Grid

It's been a long time since my last post. We're half way through the year and so much has already happened. I've been riding bikes a lot. One of the highlights was an amazing trip to Gran Canaria which was unfortunately followed by a stint of illness with glandular fever. Work has been crazy. Glasgow Go-Ride has been constantly gathering pace and I was in Mexico earlier this year working for the UCI too. In just under two weeks I'll be back working with them at their HQ in Sw

Stirling Trails with Steve Peat!

It's taken nearly 20 years but I finally got to go riding with Steve Peat! Steve shouldn't need any introduction... His World Cup career spans over 20 years where he won 17th World Cup races, 3 overall series titles and 1 World Championships jersey! His World Championships were plagued with bad luck, but he has way more medals than most! Photo Credit Pete Scullion I started riding mountain bikes in 1999 after my brother Dave had taken up the sport. We'd buy MBUK and watch the

Gallus Baffies!

After my recent crash, a whole lot of my kit was ruined. Jerseys, leg warmers, shorts, helmet and glasses. My bike shoes were wrecked too. I was wearing a pair of silver Giro Empire VR90s which I've had for about 3 years now. They were scuffed and scraped up - so an out of date style was now badly damaged too... Fortunately for me one of my talented friends, and former house mate, James Wright has started a new venture called 'Gallus Baffies' - check it out on Facebook and In

Gravel Riding in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park

I'm stoked to finally feel like I can ride and train regularly. The last couple of weeks have been great. I've managed to ride frequently, get off road and into the mountains. One of my favourite places in Scotland is the Trossachs and the last two Sundays I've travelled north to Aberfoyle to ride with Stu Thomson - ex downhill racer and founder of Cut Media. Last week I collected my Stigmata from Carl at Bike Love. He'd repaired and prepped the bike after my accident a few w

When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade

I recently headed to Inverness for a weekend. The reason for the trip was an important one, although one which definitely didn't fill me with joy. If you follow the Scottish cycling scene you may have heard that we recently lost one of the stalwarts of the sport. Ivor Reid was an amazing man and someone I feel so blessed to have known. I was heading to Inverness to pay tribute and to celebrate his life with his family and many friends. Ivor was a real legend and lived life to

Airspace at Goldenhour

I hit up Cathkin Braes with MTFilms to film a raw banger on the Airspace jump trail. Glasgow is such a rad place to live as a bike rider! Check it out and hit Like, Share and Subscribe if your into what you see! Over and out Rab #cathkinbraes #ridebikesandgetoutside

Sandbank Primary School visit, Dunoon

I was recently asked to attend Sandbank Primary School in Dunoon to talk to the whole school as part of their health week. Dunoon is a traditional holiday destination for people in Scotland and has an ever growing mountain bike scene. In fact I raced a round of the Scottish Enduro Series in Dunoon last year. I also spoke at Dunoon Grammar school as part of a Walk A Mile event organised by SAMH and See Me Scotland last year too, promoting positive mental health awareness. My t

Ben Lawers Top To Bottom At Sunset

When I found out that my buddies Pete and Ali were heading for a ride on the awesome Ben Lawers, and I couldn't help but ask if I could tag along. Thankfully they said yes, and I joined the guys, as well as Andrew and Ruari for a sunset mission on one of Scotland's highest mountains. I've ridden Ben Lawers twice before, and on this occassion we were blessed by some of the most amazing sunshine and warm weather. The trails were super dry and dusty which made them sketchy and l

Arran High School MTB Club Visit

Today I was lucky enough to visit Arran High School, including the rad mountain bike club, and deliver a presentation I've been working on for a wee while. I have been making school visits as part of the Champions In Scotland scheme from Winning Scotland Foundation for about 5 years and it was great to present a talk on my own topic. My presentation 'Good Times All The Time *mostly' is about my career as a bike racer, what came before and after it. I talk about all the rad ti

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