Bothy Trip – Cadderlie

ChrisJ is organising another exercise in misery bothy ride on 7/8th April.  See FB for more details but here’s his summary:

April 7/8th. It’s time for another bothy night. Thinking of Cadderlie on the north shore of Loch Etive about 2 hours drive away. Plan is to go up on Friday night with a short easy ride in with a further ride along the north shore on Saturday leaving your kit at the bothy. If the weather is good we could do a bivvy closer to home.

If this sounds like your idea of fun then contact ChrisJ.

CJ’s Ardgartan Bothy Ride

Chris Johnston is planning a ride to a bothy on Friday 22nd (Mark Cottage).  It’s not a big ride apparently and there’s the option to extend on Saturday.  You’ll need to pack all your gear; clothing, bedding, food, water, drink, whisky, banjos, gimp mask etc.  If you have any questions about what’s involved please contact Chris or post up here or on FB.

Think of it as the opposite of a summer solstice ride (you know the sort of ride; long lazy days, light winds, dry trails, shorts & t-shirt, the smell of suncream, carefree cycling) and you’ve got the idea of what it might be like in winter.  😉


Here’s a video of what to expect from your accommodation*

. * work safe video, no gimps or bothy weirdos** present

** you really need to hear Tom Downie’s stories of bothy trips and always sharing remote, dark bothies with at least one “weirdo”.  If it’s just you and Chris on this trip you can decide between yourselves who the weirdo is.

There’s No Business Like Snow-business

Grab bikes, pack gear, drive to Pitlochry, ride a circular loop in the nearby hills.  Sounds easy?  It wasn’t.  Good scenery though?  You bet!  Lots of fun?  Absolutely.  1300m of climbing over 34km looked a bit like this:

More photos in the Flickr album:



Proper summer rides – Shindig Route and Cairngorm Loop

I’ve put up two events in the calendar, both of which are 200km/1 day mtb affairs:

It will be the mountain bike equivalent of this

Looking for a team of 5 max to keep it quick.  If you’re interested post up on the event page.