Track our 84H bikepacking ramble through Scotland's gloomy Grampians. Setting off from the highest, remotest station on the West Highland Train Line, six of us head off on an opportunistic journey to ride the old-established network of wintry gravel drove roads, only to find ourselves bogged-down exploring the alluring voids in between. That’s why they’re... Continue Reading →
Grinduro is becoming a force to reckon with, for a race that started as a gravel grinding gran fondo with enduro-style racing thrown in for kicks in Quincy, California in 2015. For 2020, Grinduro is continuing its global expansion with events in California, Wales, Switzerland, Japan, Quebec and Australia. Highlights for 2020 include: 6 events... Continue Reading →
A great look at Grinduro Scotland 2019 from Canyon bikes. On the hunt for the perfect party-to-race ratio, we travelled north to Grinduro Scotland. From flowing singletrack to fast fire roads and a kick-ass atmosphere, we were rewarded with one of the best days riding out there, and the Canyon Grail was in its element.
The Cairngorms are Calling is a new short film by Chris McClean (@chrismcclean) and Ed Shoote (@dmbins) that follows a group of riders traveling through some of Scotland’s most beautiful scenery. As we ride the bikes slower and slower uphill we could be a million miles from civilisation. We can see maybe 10 feet in... Continue Reading →
Renovo Hardwood Bicycles has collaborated with Glenmorangie, creators of Highland Single Malt Scotch Whiskies, to create wooden bikes made from used whisky casks. The Scottish distillery sends retired cask wood from its signature single malt offing, The Original, to Renovo after allowing the whisky to mature for a decade in the casks. The casks are used just twice for... Continue Reading →
You have got to watch this video of Downhill World Champion Rachel Atherton dislocating her shoulder, then reducing it with the help of a spectator before getting back on her bike to finish the race. "My shoulders are my weakest point after multiple dislocations over the last 15 years, and this sport is savage!" she... Continue Reading →