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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 […]

TRAVEL STORY: NETHY BRIDGE

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 2 June 2012 IN MANY ways, Aviemore makes an excellent gateway to the Cairngorms National Park. It’s easily accessible by car and by train, some of the highest peaks in the country are right on the doorstep and the town’s main drag has more outdoor gear shops than pubs. Every year, […]

FOUR SEASONS: HOW BIKING BROUGHT NEW LIFE TO THE BORDERS

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 26 May 2012 WHAT would the Tweed Valley be like if mountain biking had never taken off as a mainstream sport? Quieter and less prosperous, no doubt, but according to Neil Dalgleish, director of the TweedLove Bike Festival, probably home to a much more elderly population as well. “There’s a really […]

FOUR SEASONS: THE BIG DOON

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 28 May 2011 SCOTLAND’S biggest mountain bike event, the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup at Fort William, celebrates its tenth birthday next weekend, but if you’ve made the pilgrimage a few times already and think you’ve seen it all before, well… think again. In a bid to spice things up, the […]

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: THE SECRET WORLD CHAMP

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 29 May 2010 RECOGNISE the chap pictured below? No, not me, the one in the shades*. Unless you’re a mountain bike fan you probably won’t know him from Adam, but by rights that grinning phizog should be as well kent as … well … if not David Beckham’s then at least […]

FOUR SEASONS: WHY MEALL A’BHUIRIDH MATTERS

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 20 February 2010 IF YOU want to find out how the Glencoe ski area came to be, the best place to start is in the corridor outside the toilets at the Log Cabin Restaurant, next to the main chairlift. Here you’ll find three articles from the Scottish Ski Club Journal, framed […]

GLENCOE GOES LOCAL

Published: Scotland on Sunday (Business) 7 February 2010 SCOTLAND’S oldest ski resort, Glencoe, will get access to previously unavailable funding if its application is approved to become one of the largest Community Interest Companies in Scotland. Falkirk businessman Andy Meldrum led a consortium that bought Glencoe for an undisclosed sum last October from investment fund […]

Four Seasons: In search of the perfect wave

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 12 September 2009 I DON’T like lying – it invalidates my karma insurance and I’m terrified of being reincarnated as a beetle – but for the last few weeks, for the sake of an easy life, I’ve been telling the same porky over and over again. As I work on the arts desk at […]

Mountain Bike World Cup: Glorious descent

Published: The Scotsman (TSMAG) 6 June 2009 DOWNHILL mountain biking: there can’t be many sports where the gulf between amateurs and pros is wider. Consider the course at Fort William, where the best downhill racers on the planet will be competing this weekend on the fourth stop of this year’s Nissan UCI Mountain Bike World […]