The Winter West Coast Biking Office

A few words about the life in the office world of West Coast Biking which is run by Emma Holgate …..

Over the winter I ski as much as possible, giving me a break from the biking to come back in March/April with rejuvenated enthusiasm and excitement.

I work from different locations across Scotland over the winter as I use my time to complete other jobs that don’t get done over the cycling season on the west coast of Scotland. I also take on a part time/flexible role on the ski hill in Fort William – Nevis Range Mountain Resort –

I work 3 days a week on the ski hill as a ski patroller with a great team of people, with often stunning office views from the summit of Aonach Mor. We are currently lacking snow, so a lot of people are doing the snow dance to encourage its arrival!


This winter the other big job is to get a house in Kinlochewe, Torridon habitable with a bike workshop. New windows & roof, lots of decorating and kitchen fitting. We have lots of ideas for the house and hope that we will have the UK & wider world wide cycling community calling in on us for spares and repairs, advice about best routes to take on any sort of bicycle on the west coast of Scotland, plus we hope to be able to provide practical and convenient accommodation for cyclists.

Currently I am writing this post from a hotel room in Austria where I popped out too for a last minute week of blasting about on my skis.

For more photos and what I am up to then please check out our instagram account –

Further blogs to come explaining life as a Ski Patroller in Scotland and Ski Touring.

Emma on Skis…..



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I am the owner of the business West Coast Biking. A company providing tailor-made cycling trips on the west coast of Scotland.

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