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FOUR SEASONS: SADDLE UP, IT’S BIKE SEASON

The Scotsman (TSMag) 27 April 2013 THIS weekend marks the start of the Scottish cycling season. Yeah, I know: technically there’s no such thing – last time I checked, bikes seemed to work just fine from September to March, and there are lots of great events going on all over the country right through the […]

RED BULL HILL CHASERS COMES TO EDINBURGH

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 29 March 2013 IF A MOUNTAIN biker, a road biker, a trials biker and a BMX-er raced each other up a steep, cobbled street over a distance of 170 metres, who would win? It might sound like a hypothetical question – or the start of a really geeky cycling joke – […]

FOUR SEASONS: AN APPETITE FOR ADVENTURE

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 16 July 2011 I WAS momentarily nonplussed, the other day, to receive a package from Martha Bryce, the food and drink PR for Visit Scotland. I am by no means a food and drink writer. In fact, I’m about as gastronomically illiterate as they come. Last year, for example, in a […]

FOUR SEASONS: EDINBURGH BIKE SAFARI

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 30 April 2011 CYCLING down Dundas Street in Edinburgh is not for the fainthearted. Seriously. I’ve felt safer on avalanche-prone mountainsides in the Alps. Cars flash past, inches from your right elbow, doing the speed limit and then some, while double-decker buses rumble menacingly into your peripheral vision, just waiting for […]

INSPIRED CYCLIST: DANNY MACASKILL INTERVIEW

Published: The Scotsman, 23 February 2011 FEW people embody the lack of crossover that still exists between old and new media quite like 25-year-old stunt bike rider Danny MacAskill. For internet-savvy twenty and thirtysomethings who regularly trade YouTube clips with friends and work colleagues, he’s a household name. A five-and-a-half-minute film of him performing unbelievable […]

FOUR SEASONS: IN PRAISE OF HOMEGROWN SKI FILMS

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 16 October 2010 THE Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival always seems able to attract a smattering of big-name guest speakers, but this year event organiser Stevie Christie is spoiling us like a chocolate-dispensing diplomat. Topping the bill for 2010, he has lined up celebrity cyclist Mark Beaumont, who will give a talk […]