We’re launching an interactive map showing where Shand riders are having their adventures all around the globe and would love you to get involved.
If you’re a Shand rider and want to help populate our map, head over to this page to see how you can get involved.
Thanks and we’re looking forward to seeing all the awesome, inspiring entries!
If you’re reading this I’ll be well on my way to Kyrgyzstan to take part in the above. I’ve not mentioned previously as with one thing and another I didn’t think I’d actually make it to the start line.
The original plan was to make an attempt on the Tour Divide Race this year, but having done the graft throughout winter (and what a winter it was), I injured my back at Easter, resulting in the decision not to head to Banff. However, as the injury improved, an alternative loomed in the shape of the Silk Road Mountain Race (that we also happen to be supporting).
I really don’t know what the next couple of weeks will hold and I’ve never been so wound up and stressed about getting to a start line, but if the planets finally align in the next couple of days I’m going to be lucky enough to experience an adventure like no other – regardless of outcome.
To follow the race from 18 August, visit DotWatcher/SRMR.
In conjunction with Developing Mountain biking in Scotland we will have the following bikes available to try out at Peel Tower, Glentress (near Peebles) in the Scottish Borders:
There are numerous forest roads and trails to ride (as well as the paved cycle path along the Tweed valley) and bikes will be available to book in 90-minute slots from 9am.
If you’re interested in a demo, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the bike you’re interested in and a rough idea of time you’d like to ride and we’ll be back in touch with details.
Date for demo day is Saturday 1 September.