Introduction - how this blog works

The idea of this blog is to share some of my favourite bits of mountain biking with the world. Principally so that you too can enjoy the bits I've enjoyed. And avoid the bits I've hated. So many people have given us advice on biking since we started - what bikes to buy, where to ride, how to ride. So this is my chance to feed a bit back to that body of knowledge.

I'd really welcome your comments - what have I raved about that you thought was awful? What gems did I miss when I visited your local riding spot? Is a bit that I said was awful actually sweet singletrack in the summer or when you're riding well? Comments will help this resource be improved for all readers, and also give me some hints as to where to ride next!

I've written a load about what we've ridden over the last year, and grouped it geographically. My plan is to add to it in the future, hopefully using the tags to keep each region together, though I haven't quite worked out how it will work yet. I may just need to start all over again in a year to keep things organised more sensibly - I'm not really sure a blog is the most sensible format - but it seems the best for me as I'm not terribly motivated to learn any more code than the day job necessitates.

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Glen Sligachan

The Sligachan circuit on Skye often pops up in "best routes in Scotland" features, but inspection of the map suggests a long day with loats of road, and further research suggests a lot of bog too.   Also, it was a really minging day, so we went to the distillery instead.   However, on the way back it looked like it was brightening up so we rode up Glen Slig (from 487298) up to Loch na Creitheach and back again.   You'll notice there's barely any ascent, but do not fear - this will be the most fun flat bit of mountain biking you will ever do.   The path does undulate a bit, so there's constant mini sized techy climbs and descents, which obviously become the opposite on the way back.   And plenty of drainage bars, but once you get confident about popping oveer them it's ok.   It doesn't have the satisfaction of a big mountain day, but once the Sligachan Hotel disappears round the corner it feels very remote!

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