Currently a professional Photographer in the Armed Forces and living on the West Coast of Scotland with my Wife Karen-Anne.
Started cycling in my 40’s after many years of walking and climbing, as a way of keeping fit as my knees couldn’t take much more running, bought a hardtail to commute and started exploring the local areas.
Over the years I gravitated to road racing but returned to the dirt to combine my passions of the outdoors, cycling and photography by taking up bike packing. The network of forestry tracks, drovers, old military roads and single tracks allow a multitude of route options over multiple days.
Since the purchase of a pack raft, the surrounding lochs, rivers and coastal water no longer present themselves as a barrier, but only to further my adventures. In the summer months I use a tent but in the winter I like to use bothys or hostels for my overnight trips.
Scotland offers riding on every type of terrain and with the right to roam, offer the perfect ingredients for all year round adventures.