• Cycling in Assynt

      This weekend we took a trip to Inchnadamph for a weekend of cycling, whisky and wine. Our previous memories of this area were of a gruelling 138mile sportive ride from Ullapool taking in almost 18,000ft of climbing organised by Hands On Events. This time our rides were shorter, but we did discover what can only… Read More

    • The Cairngorm 100 Sportive

      Skinny Tyres takes on the Cairngorm Sportive 58th out of 240 riders wasn’t bad over the 100 mile course. I rode it in 5hrs 30mins, but had been on for a close 5hrs 10 and was flying only to blow in the last 25miles. When will I learn to keep eating and pace myself early… Read More

    • The Markinch Highland Games

      Skinny Tyres was back again at the Markinch Highaland games for more grass track racing on the weekend 7.6.09. The track was smoother, but the racing was still full on and hard going. Still not won anyting yet. No more events until the end of July, so time still to train.

    • The Blackford Highland Games

      Skinny Tyres swapped to slightly thicker knobbly tubs for our first go at grass track racing at the Blackford Highland Games. The first games of the season. The day was a scorcher and the racing was fast and furious of the shoulder to shoulder kind. It was certainly a shock to legs that had been… Read More

    • Great cycling quotes #1

      Albert Einstein on the theory of relativity: I thought of that while riding my bike