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    Guide Pete smiles into the camera while out in the hills on his bike.

    Pete McNeil

    Enthusiastic | Pragmatic | Inspirational

    Mini Bio

    I grew up constantly moving around, both in the UK and overseas. I never quite grew out of this habit until I landed back in my ancestral homeland of the Scottish Highlands.

    Always drawn to the outdoors and adventure (and never far from a bike), I studied for a degree in Outdoor Studies and have since been working in the outdoors as a Mountain Bike Leader, guide, and expedition leader for the past 15 years in both the UK and overseas.

    I love to explore wild spaces, usually by bike or on foot; I’ve sought this by travelling the world over, competing in some of the world’s toughest self-supported bikepacking races and leading groups in destinations such as Peru, Bolivia, Morocco, Nepal & Finland. Some of my greatest personal adventures have been here in the Scottish Highlands. I’ve been lucky to make the region my home with my wife, dogs, and two budding ‘adventure toddlers’.

    Place to Play

    You can’t beat a good day up high on the West Coast! Living just 45 minutes from Torridon, I get out this way as much as possible.

    Not a Lot of People Know

    I’ve (probably) had the most extended cycling honeymoon ever. We rode our bikes for two years, 22,000 km/13,700 miles, and through 20 countries from the UK to end up in New Zealand with not much money and more than our fair share of cycling adventure stories!

    Qualifications Read More
    • Scottish Mountain Bike Leader
    • Wilderness First Aid
    Biggest Adventure Read More

    Aside from the 22,000 km/13,700 mile honeymoon bike tour, and completing some of the world’s toughest bike races – including The Silk-Road Mountain Race, The Atlas Mountain Race, and the Highland Trail 550 – my biggest adventure has undoubtedly been introducing my two little adventure buddies, Pip & Mae, to the world and watching them (& me) grow in the process.

    Specialist Subject Read More

    I’m currently studying for a PGcert in ‘Outdoor and Adventure Therapeutic Practice’, and I’m fascinated by the power a connection to nature and the outdoors can have in all our lives. I also love understanding where we came from, so local history is of great interest to me.

    Book a trip with Pete

    Trip / DepartureAvailabilityStatusPriceBook
    Road Cycling – The North Coast 500: Highlights
    14th Sep - 20th Sep 2024
    6 place(s) leftAvailable £2,795Book Now
    E-bike – The Orkney Isles
    22nd Sep - 27th Sep 2024
    12 place(s) leftAvailable £2,395Book Now

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