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    Alasdair Cain aka Cube

    Enthusiastic | Passionate | Inquisitive

    Mini Bio

    Based in Kingussie, a small village in the Scottish Highlands, I have been called Cube far longer than my ‘normal’ name. I have worked and climbed as a mountain guide for the last 30 years in various capacities in many parts of the world including here in the local Cairngorm Mountains.

    In my spare time I have also explored Scotland in my sea kayak and on a tandem bicycle with my partner Shona.

    Place to Play

    Road biking in Perthshire, loads of permutations in this varied and scenic landscape.

    Not a lot of people know this

    Once upon a time I used to go to work in a suit.

    Adventurer's Stories about Alasdair

    Encouraging and chilled, always knowledgeable too

    Julie Ness
    Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
    Reviewed on 16/08/2021

    Dan and cube were a great combination , very helpful and knowledgeable and good fun to be with , thank you very much to them both for making the trip extremely enjoyable

    Caroline Gallimore
    Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
    Reviewed on 16/08/2021

    Pretty damn fine - Dan and Cube were a lively, fun, organised and surprisingly good combo ! They were also good at giving us the heads up on the various 'undulations'....to expect. I was also impressed at their managing to arrange mainly dry and sunny weather .. up until the Cliseam Hills of Harris .... and then they let us down :(... Overall the boys did good !

    Jenny Atkinson
    Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
    Reviewed on 16/08/2021

    The guides were always cheerful, very helpful and attentive, and had information about the places we were visiting. They made sure everyone was always OK.

    Robert Mitchell
    Road Cycling - Outer Hebrides
    Reviewed on 09/08/2021

    Cube and Craig were stellar!

    Mitzi Klukvin
    Road Cycling - North Coast 500
    Reviewed on 07/10/2019

    Cube and Craig were terrific!

    Tom Slover
    Road Cycling - North Coast 500
    Reviewed on 03/10/2019

    Cube and Craig were terrific guides! They are extremely capable and well organized, and did a wonderful job creating a team dynamic that meant everyone had a great time biking, even with different levels of fitness, expectations and weather challenges!

    Juliette Gundy
    Road Cycling - North Coast 500
    Reviewed on 27/09/2019

    Excellent doesn't cover it - OUTSTANDING!!!
    I suspect we weren't a difficult group to manage, but their professionalism, enthusiasm and constant availability really made the holiday.

    Gareth Crapper
    Road Cycling - North Coast 500
    Reviewed on 23/09/2019

    Already mentioned. My daughter was unable to cycle for 2 days (chest cold) and
    Alisdair was most accomadating in showing her tourist sights while I cycled. He also
    got milk for me for our picnic lunches.

    Fred Davison
    19WSTM Tailor Made trips
    Reviewed on 16/09/2019

    John and Cube worked very well together. Both were obviously very experienced and worked hard to make the trip the best it could be for all of us.

    Pam Chislett
    Road Cycling - North Coast 500
    Reviewed on 21/05/2019

    Our guides were great. They looked after us really well and spent every evening chatting with us. I felt really spoiled. All I had to do was pedal!

    Cathy Warwick
    Road Cycling - North Coast 500
    Reviewed on 20/05/2019

    Our guides were great and added a lot to the trip. They were experienced, insightful and knowledgable about the geography and history of the area. And best of all they were just fun people to hang out with.

    One specific- I liked that they took turns riding and driving the van so that we got to spend time with both guides during the ride.

    Colby Van Vooren
    Road Cycling - Coast to Coast
    Reviewed on 10/07/2016

    Both excellent with vast and complimentary range of knowledge.
    Have got me hooked on cycling,cleats and a cycle camp in Mallorca next Spring,wonder if I'll still be singing Cube's praises slogging up 'lumpy' Mallorcan terrain?

    Victor Johnston
    Road Cycling - Arran, Islay and Jura
    Reviewed on 08/07/2016

    From the moment we met up with the guides at the start of the trip to when we were dropped off at the end, we had a very relaxing time and knew that everything had and would be taken care off..... even my marmite request for breakfast was answered!!
    We very much enjoyed hearing about the wildlife and geographical points of interest along the way too. Both guides were very encouraging and it was lovely to be complimented at the end of each day that we had done well!

    Mark Hynes
    Road Cycling - Arran, Islay and Jura
    Reviewed on 26/06/2016

    Alasdair and Henry were excellent, Alasdair guided us on the bikes ensuring that we were well informed about the landscape and local history whilst keeping us safe. Henry was always there in support making sure that everything ran smoothly in the background. Both were great company for the whole trip.

    John Tite
    Road Cycling - Arran, Islay and Jura
    Reviewed on 28/09/2015

    Alasdair was a first rate guide and very sensitive to our needs at all times. He was very reassuring and we felt very safe in his hands.

    Jane Riddell
    Road Cycling - Arran, Islay and Jura
    Reviewed on 28/09/2015

    Book a trip with Alasdair

    Trip / DepartureAvailabilityStatusPriceBook
    Road Cycling – The North Coast 500: Highlights
    6th May - 12th May 2023
    6 place(s) leftUNCONFIRMED£2,495Book Now
    Road Cycling – Tour of the Scottish Borders
    19th Aug - 25th Aug 2023
    8 place(s) leftUNCONFIRMED£2,265Book Now

    Make Trip Private

    Sometimes it's nice to get family and friends together and travel privately for some quality time. This means you benefit from all the features of the group departure, including hand-picked accommodation and expert local guides and we'll take care of it all. Then you can make your choice of departures dates and we'll get back to you to finalise the details.

    We work together with our team of guides to decide which departures they lead each year. As part of that, guides provide available dates that they are free to be booked. This means that any of the dates you see in the first field of the form below, could be perfect for your private departure or customised tour.

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