Jason and Infamous James, South Uist

Bikepacking in the Outer Hebrides – South Uist, Eriskay and Barra

Days: 8-11 Miles cycled: South Uist: 16 miles Eriskay return: 7 miles South Uist, Eriskay, Barra: 18 miles Barra, return to Oban: 5 miles Total miles: 197 miles On Day 8, we finally woke earlier, with the promise of an early start on the road. However, by the time we'd finished breakfast, chatted some more, swapped contact … Continue reading Bikepacking in the Outer Hebrides – South Uist, Eriskay and Barra

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North Uist

Bikepacking in the Outer Hebrides – North Uist, Benbecula and South Uist

Day: 7 Miles cycled: North Uist, Benbecula and South Uist: 32 miles Total miles: 151 miles Our overnight wild camp on a headland in Lochmaddy had been a fun location. It was right next to the ferry terminal, with access to the amazing (and spotless) toilet facilities of the marina near by. In hindsight, I wonder whether that … Continue reading Bikepacking in the Outer Hebrides – North Uist, Benbecula and South Uist

Hebridean Way - start

Bikepacking in the Outer Hebrides – Barra, Eriskay and South Uist

Days: 3-4 Miles cycled: Vatersay to North Barra: 16 miles North Barra, Eriskay and South Uist: 30 miles Total miles: 51 miles Loading up the bikes after a good rest on Vatersay, we left our island retreat, stopping briefly for a photograph in front of a sign marking the start of the Hebridean Way. We … Continue reading Bikepacking in the Outer Hebrides – Barra, Eriskay and South Uist

Berm Baby Berm, Glentress

Berm Baby Berm

What's your favourite type of mountain biking at a trail centre?  For me, it's swooping, flowing, berm laden singletrack - and Glentress in the Scottish Borders has this in spades. Over the last year or two, I'd seen pictures of friends spending time mountain biking at one of the 7 Stanes MTB Trail Centres.  It … Continue reading Berm Baby Berm