Split into three sections (Southern & Central Scotland, North West Scotland & Islands, and North East Scotland) this book includes challenging mountain passes, endless singletrack, lochside cruises and more, all in a country named a ĎGlobal Superstarí by the International Mountain Biking Association.
Researched, ridden and written by Scottish Mountain Bike Guide Phil McKane, each route features clear and easy to use Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 maps, easy-to-follow directions, details of distance, timings and difficulty gradings, and refreshment stops, and local knowledge.
The book is illustrated with stunning action photography from top pro photographer Andy McCandlish, and also features a detailed Appendix. Phil McKane has been addicted to riding mountain bikes since his fluorescent Emmelle was systematically rattled to pieces beneath him, around 1991. Since then he had dabbled in many aspects of mountain biking, from cross-country racing to wilderness touring.
Phil is a Scottish Mountain Bike Leaders Association (SMBLA) qualified trail cycle leader, mountain bike leader and expedition leader and runs Scottish MountainBikeGuides, leading mountain bike holidays and skills courses all over the country, from the 7 Stanes to the Western Isles.