Missed Summer – Autumn is Here!


1st season has seen us out on bikes lots, coaching, guiding and hiring bikes. Our success has been not in how much money we have made but the smiles we have seen on others faces due to the amazing landscape we work in and the trails for riding.

Here are some smiley faces from the summer:

Thank you to all our customers, and we really hope you will spread the word about how good cycling is, how good the west coast of Scotland is for cycling and how much fun you can have with us, making your holiday run smoothly with bikes to gaining top tips from coaches so that you can start to ride faster and smoother.


Gravel Bike – Pinnacle Arkose

Gravel Bike riding in Lochaber is endless, with fantastic networks of track. I put together an amazing adventure with a fantastic group of folk all connected to Evans Cycles to promote a bike – The Pinnacle Arkose.

I took them on bumpy single track, smooth quiet roads, loose rocky tracks and undefined bog trotting trails all of course with stunning views. A film has been released and below are two links to pieces written about the trip by writers who can actually make a sentence make sense rather than my witter!



Route is here OS Map of Route  (GPX file also available through this link) – Guide very much advised to get the most from the route and to be able to adapt it for weather conditions and group abilities, plus we have several others up our sleeve, please get in touch – info@westcoastbiking.co.uk

Our Torridon Base for Adventures


#GatewaytoTorridon we purchased an ugly run down bungalow in Kinlochewe last year. This year its getting transformed into a practical cyclists base for adventures. We are very excited, the property is at a focal point in the village and cannot be missed due to location and its current ugly image it has.

I’ve not been on my bike much due to so much going on with skiing to renovating houses to dog walking. The house is my priority just now as this is where the business is going to run.


I will show some progression over the next few months below is the interior of the annex sitting room starting to look homely from the inside:


Cycle Touring Idea

Ardnamurchan Exploration & Beyond

Day 1 An Ardnamurchan circumnavigation taking in the remoteness, unspoilt and undisturbed peninsula’s scenery.

Day 2 Take a trip to the coast at Arisaig passing through Glenfinnan following the route of the Harry Potter Steam Train, passing under some of the spectacular viaducts until you reach the white sands of Morar.

Day 3 Explore out to the most westerly point on British Mainland on Ardnamurchan, again with a visit to perfect white sands at Salen.

Day 4 Time to cross the water to Mull to explore the island via its quiet single track roads, with a good cafe stop at the colorful village of Tobermory.

Day 5 Circle the roads that travel under and around the towering mountain that is Ben Nevis in the Fort William area, some fun and friendly roads to take you to very scenic locations.

Day 6 Cycle south in the direction of Oban, stop off at Castle Stalker and  then take a passenger ferry across to the Island of Lismore, which is all lush grassland sprinkled with wildflowers, with grey blades of limestone breaking through the soil.