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Bucket List Rides, Featured, Journal, Routes

Second City Divide – A ‘fast’ ride to the Finishers Party.

Some avid endurance cyclists have been making up for lost time and miles this year, and Marcus Nicolson seems to be hurriedly ticking off the miles list, while spending less time actually...

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Clothing, Opinion, Reviews

Vulpine Men’s Gravel Shorts Review

Just as the summer started to heat up in Scotland, Marcus Nicolson and friends set out on A 4-day gravel bikepacking trip, there perfect opportunity to test out a new offering from Vulpine...

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Accessories, Opinion, Reviews, Saddles

Ergon SR Pro Saddle Review

Contact points are what make sure we are comfortable, and when things go right, its all rainbows and lollipops. Marcus Nicolson tells us of his experience testing the Ergon SR Pro saddle....

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Journal, Routes

FKT on the Badger Divide

  Not more than a month following on from an incredible top 10 position on the Dales Divide, Marcus Nicolson seemingly had the hunger for another bite of some long distance cycling...

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Bikepacking Gear, Featured, Reviews

Ortlieb Frame-Pack Toptube bags review: zip vs roll closure

Ortlieb announced a second model in their Frame-Pack Toptube line up last year with an added rolltop closure (RC) option. Curious about the differences between these two options, ADVNTR...

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Featured, Journal, Routes

48 hours on the Dales Divide

After tackling the first major British ultra since the Covid outbreak, we caught up with Marcus Nicolson to hear about how he bagged a top 10 place at the 600km Dales Divide. The Dales...

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Bucket List Rides, Featured, Journal, Routes

A gravel blast up Argyll’s ‘secret coast’

With lockdown restrictions easing and the worst of the April freeze over, a spontaneous plan saw us set off to hit the gravel roads of Argyll for an overnight adventure. Photography by...

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Featured, Guides, Routes

Glasgow Inner Circle gravel route

The Glasgow Inner Circle route is a 200km (3,000m+) off-road mega ride that circumnavigates the city and takes in some of the best and most challenging terrain in the surrounding area. Here...

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Featured, Journal, Routes

Touring the North West Scotland Coast: Fixed

Many of us dream of touring in Scotland: the mountains, rugged beauty and remoteness of the land and coastline. For some riders, like Marcus Nicolson, this is their back yard. Enjoy...

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Bucket List Rides, Featured, Journal, Routes

Racing Badlands: 720 km of Spanish high mountains, desert and coastline

In early September 2020, Marcus Nicolson from Glasgow, Scotland, took part in the inaugural Badlands self-supported gravel bikepacking race around the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Southern...

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