Scotland Mountain Biking – The Wild Trails

Author: Phil McKane Andy McCandlish

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Paperback publication date: 20 Apr 2009

Paperback ISBN: 9781906148102

Scotland Mountain Biking – The Wild Trails features 24 of the best and more adventurous mountain bike rides in Scotland, including a classic Torridon Circuit, Glen Sligachan on Skye, and man-made and natural trails around Innerleithen. Also includes the Fort William to Montrose Coast to Coast route. Features Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 maps.

Revised reprint 2019 Scotland Mountain Biking – The Wild Trails features 24 of the best and more adventurous mountain bike rides in Scotland. The routes range from 6.5 to 290 kilometres in length, and are suitable for all levels of mountain bikers. Split into three sections, Southern & Central Scotland, North-West Scotland & Highlands, and North-East Scotland & Cairngorms, this book includes challenging mountain passes, magical woodland singletrack, Munro peaks and idyllic spins past ancient lochs. The routes include a classic Torridon Circuit, Glen Sligachan on Skye, man-made and natural trails around the Minch Moor at Innerleithen, Munro Mount Keen, the end-to-end Corrieyairack Pass, and a big-mountain loop around Ben Alder. A Bonus Section includes the Fort William to Montrose Coast to Coast route. The book is written by Scottish mountain bike guide Phil McKane and includes stunning photography by Andy McCandlish. It features Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 maps; easy-to-follow directions; details of distance, times and difficulty; and refreshment stops and local knowledge. Reprinted in 2019 with updated mapping and revisions.

Phil McKane has been addicted to riding mountain bikes since his fluorescent Emmelle was systematically rattled to pieces beneath him, around 1991. Since then he has dabbled in many aspects of mountain biking, from cross-country racing to wilderness touring. After completing his Masters degree in Sports Science, Phil set up Scottish Mountain Bike Guides, operating mountain bike holidays and skills courses all over the country from the 7Stanes to the Western Isles. He has written two guides to mountain biking in Scotland: Scotland Mountain Biking – The Wild Trails and Scotland Mountain Biking – Wild Trails Vol.2.

Andy McCandlish is one of the UK’s top mountain biking photojournalists, and an expert on Scottish mountain biking. His articles and photography feature regularly in the cycling press, including MBR magazine, What MTB and more. He is the co-author of Bike Scotland Trails Guide, published by Pocket Mountains, and he has contributed photography to Vertebrate Publishing’s two Scotland Mountain Biking guidebooks.

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