Like a Ferrari with a moped engine - that's how I would describe It looks

Could be bonnier....
Like a Ferrari with a moped engine - that's how I would describe It looks damn good, but there's not much under the hood.

The site's aim is to "show to everyone the high quality of riding and courses there is to offer up here in Scotland." It does this by providing photos of the various major Scottish downhill courses: Innerleithen, Ae forest in Dumfries and Galloway, Strathyre, Fort William, Alvie near Aviemore and a new venue at Dunkeld. Unfortunately there is no mention of places such as Glentress and Peebles, all of which are fairly major DH Mecca's.

The photos are, in the majority, clear and well composed, and show both the rider and the course. But what the site could do with is more info about each course: the number of marked routes; length of the courses; terrain type; whether it's a fast course or slow and technical. Perhaps a few pics of any big jumps or notorious features, rather than lots of photos of riders and sky/floor.

Add that sort of stuff and you'll have people flocking to the land of Haggis and Midges in their droves. And don't forget to tell us about all the great North Shore stuff you've got up there. We know you've got it hidden away somewhere, don't be shy ;)

Overall - a good site, but with a bit more information to go with those good looks, it could be excellent/Jamie Carter rating: 5/10
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