Blazing Saddles

When the going gets tough, the best cycle rides are to be had

January 12 2019

Off-Road CC recently voted Scotland’s own Strathpuffer mountain bike endurance race, which takes place next weekend near Contin, as one of the 11 toughest mountain bike or gravel events in the world. Alongside it are events such as the Tour Divide, The Yak Attack and another Scottish event, the Highland Trail 550.

Perth & Kinross

PICTURES: Army of brave ‘yompers’ take on huge trek for charity

June 11 2018

More than 1,000 walkers trooped through the hills and glens of Perthshire and Angus for one of Scotland’s toughest endurance challenges. This year’s Cateran Yomp, which saw soldiers and civilians marching side-by-side on a round-the-clock 54-mile circuit, has raised £250,000 to help soldiers, veterans and their families.

Blazing Saddles

Is the Strathpuffer the toughest mountain bike race on earth?

January 20 2018

Riding for 24 hours - 17 of those in darkness, in the depths of a Scottish winter - may not seem like everybody’s way to enjoy a bike ride, but it certainly has caught the imagination of a lot of cyclists and at 10am today hundreds more will be charging towards their bikes for the 13th annual Strathpuffer.