Taking on Scotland: Mountain Biking UK issue 263

By Ric McLaughlin, Mountain Biking UK | Wednesday, April 6, 2011 4.16pm

Mountain biking in Scotland is special – there’s no getting away from it. Whatever your riding poison you’re never far away from a great ride and epic scenery.

This month's Mountain Biking UK (on sale now) features a Scotland Special section, the boys headed north and returned with an essential guide to getting the most out of a northern adventure.

Ric headed to the deepest, loamiest depths of the Tweed Valley to sample some amazing natural riding only minutes from the trail centre car-park.

Enduro mentalist, Matt Page, took on the Strathpuffer. Firmly in the grips of the infamously harsh Highland winter it’s the UK’s toughest 24-hour race.

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We also got all misty-eyed as we retraced our top Fort Bill moments. There was an office list as long as Doddy’s Intense as we thrashed out just what have been Aonach Mor’s greatest moments – will this year's World Cup round be a future star?

Oh yeah, there’s a guide to that as well.

Read all that alongside Rob Jarman taking on the Royal Marines, 26in and 29in bikes going head-to-head, our indispensible guide to getting the most from your trail centre riding, Joe Smith’s CRC Nuke Proof Scalp and a whole lot more besides! God, it’s been a busy month…

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