ROGER COX Gallery images

Posts Tagged ‘Edinburgh’

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: ANDY BENNETTS INTERVIEW PART TWO

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 15 October 2011 WELCOME to the second instalment of a two-part special on the life and times of Scottish surfing pioneer Andy Bennetts. If you tuned in last week, you’ll remember that Part One dealt mostly with the discoveries Bennetts and his friends made in south-east Scotland in the late 1960s, […]

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: NOCTURNAL SLIDING

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 1 January 2011 WINTER eh? As a Standard Grade French student might have it, there are les avantages et les inconvénients. Les avantages: loads of snow, particularly this year. Les inconvénients: not much daylight to enjoy it in. The answer? Well, if you’re feeling a wee bit Silence of the Lambs, […]

FOUR SEASONS: EDINBURGH BECOMES A SKI TOWN

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 18 December 2010 SO THE Canadian Tourism Commission invited me to spend the first few days of December in Alberta, covering the Ski World Cup at Lake Louise. I could have gone – still had enough annual leave in the bag – but in order to avoid turning into a jet-setting […]

FOUR SEASONS: EARLY SEASON BLUES

Published: The Scotsman (TSMAG) 11 December 2010 IT DOESN’T matter whether you live in Canada or Colorado or Corstorphine, the feeling of floating weightlessly through virgin powder is impossible to beat. Sure, it’s not the be-all and end-all – piste skiing is fun, playing in the park is fun, drinking too much schnapps and dancing […]

COMMENTARY: IT’S AN ILL WIND…

Published: The Scotsman, 30 November 2010 SNOW, we know, brings misery to thousands and costs the country millions, yet for Scottish skiers and snowboarders the bumper dumps of the last few days have been like Christmas come early. Cairngorm, Glenshee and the Lecht are all hoping to open today, but you don’t have to travel […]

BOOK REVIEW: THE LIE OF THE LAND

Published: The Scotsman, 26 June 2010 THE LIE OF THE LAND: AN UNDER-THE-FIELD GUIDE TO THE BRITISH ISLES BY IAN VINCE Boxtree, 287pp, GBP 14.99 AS ITS subtitle suggests, The Lie of the Land is a book about the geology of the British Isles, and as such it can be seen simply as a continuation […]