I have been bike mad for about 10 years now, mainly road cycling but over the last few years, I have also embraced the chunkier tyres and baggier clothes for plenty of fun mountain biking action. I enjoy cycling all over Scotland and also travel to Europe to seek out the smoother tarmac and sunny climbs when I can. I have a passion for all things outdoor and adventure. When I’m not out my bike, I’ll be out climbing or in the hills.
I have studied Physiology and Sports Science at University, worked as a landscape gardener, trained as a chef, travelled around on my bike and become a qualified Mountain Leader and Mountain Bike Guide. Instructing, guiding and introducing people to the outdoors in Scotland is now proudly what I can say I do for a living.
Everywhere and anywhere that there is rolling roads or scenic single-tracks for the bikes or mountains and crags to walk and climb. Having lived in different areas across Scotland there is something special and appealing to all of them but the West Coast and Islands certainly have a bit of everything for my tastes, including the food and the whisky!
I used to be a keen rugby player and played at a fairly high level until I realised getting broken a few times a week wasn’t the best idea
“I am incredibly fortunate to have experienced many wild and wonderful places across this country and overseas: from mountain biking through the incredible pine forests of the Cairngorms to rock climbing in the Alps to riding some of the most famed road bike climbs in Europe.”
I am incredibly fortunate to have experienced many wild and wonderful places across this country and overseas: from mountain biking through the incredible pine forests of the Cairngorms to rock climbing in the Alps to riding some of the most famed road bike climbs in Europe, and a whole lot more in between. I have worked with children and young people in educational programmes in the outdoors. I have guided and lead trips and expeditions to many amazing spots throughout the Scottish Highlands and it is here where I continue to spend most of my time. It is a part of the world that holds so much charm, intrigue and almost endless possibilities…
Hard to pick what I would call my biggest adventure. Certainly, the longest one I’ve undertaken was a bike packing trip around Spain. Cycling almost every day and carrying everything you need in a small bag or 2.
Food. I love eating (and cooking) as much as I love the adventures. The local produce available around Scotland is superb, sampling local delicacies is an important part in getting to really experience the culture of anywhere you visit.
If there was something above excellent, I would select it. Scott and Tim were just fantastic--thoughtful, knowledgable, accommodating, a pleasure to talk with and be around--the type of people who I thought "why don't I have friends like them back home".
Road Cycling - The Grand Tour
Reviewed on 08/12/2019
Craig and Scott are awesome and a tribute to the quality of guides you employy
Reviewed on 11/08/2019
Pros: Everything we did.
Reviewed on 08/08/2019
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Road Cycling – Casks and Castles
16th May - 22nd May 2020
|5 place(s) left||CONFIRMED||£1,995||Book Now|
Road Cycling – Skye and the Inner Hebrides
15th Aug - 21st Aug 2020
|7 place(s) left||UNCONFIRMED||£1,895||Book Now|
Road Cycling – The North Coast 500 – Highlights
22nd Aug - 28th Aug 2020
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Road Cycling – The North Coast 500 – Challenge – with Mark Beaumont
31st Aug - 5th Sep 2020
|12 place(s) left||UNCONFIRMED||£2,500||Book Now|
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