Scotland Mountain Biking
The Wild Trails
- Phil McKane
- Paperback (208pp)
- 20 May 2009
Scotland Mountain Biking – The Wild Trails is the 11th title in Vertebrate Publishing's bestselling series of UK mountain biking guidebooks. This book features 24 of the best and most adventurous mountain bike rides in Scotland, between 6 and 290 kilometres in length, suitable for all levels of mountain bikers. Scotland has been named a 'Global Superstar' by the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) on a number of occasions, and the variety of terrain, the locations and the jaw-dropping scenery mean it is an incredible place to ride a mountain bike.
The author of this guidebook, Phil McKane, is a Scottish Mountain Bike Leaders Association (SMBLA) qualified mountain bike leader and expedition leader. Phil has over 15 years of experience in all aspects of mountain biking, from cross-country racing to epic tours. The book is illustrated with stunning action photography from MBR Magazine photographer Andy McCandlish, a name synonymous with images of mountain biking in Scotland.
Split into three sections, Southern & Central Scotland, North West Scotland & Highlands and North East Scotland & Cairngorms, this book includes challenging mountain passes, magical woodland singletrack, Munro peaks and idyllic spins past ancient lochs.
Each route in this guide is described with easy-to-follow directions and details of distance, grade of difficulty, refreshment stops and is plotted on clear and easy to use Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 mapping. A Bonus Section includes details of the sought-after Coast-to-Coast tour from Fort William to Montrose.
Phil McKane is a Scottish Mountain Bike Leaders Association (SMBLA) qualified trail cycle leader, mountain bike leader and expedition leader, and has over 15 years of experience in all aspects of mountain biking, from cross country racing to epic tours. Phil runs Scottish Mountain Bike Guides (www.scottishmountainbikeguides.com), leading mountain bike holidays and skills courses all over the country, from the 7Stanes to the Western Isles.
- Title: Scotland Mountain Biking
- Sub-title: The Wild Trails
- Author: Phil McKane
- Imprint: Vertebrate Publishing
- ISBN: 978-1-906148-10-2
- Rights: Worldwide
- Publication date: 20 May 2009
- Edition: First
- Size: 175mm x 120mm
- Extent: 208 pages, full colour with Ordnance Survey mapping
- Cover: Paperback
- Weight: 260g
- Retail price: £15.95
'If you are looking to take your mountain bike riding out into the boonies then this book is a superb start. It's well laid out, easy to read, with superb descriptions and images of the suggested routes.'
George McEwan, Scottish Mountaineer
'Sampling even just a handful of the routes included here will provide a flavour of the sheer variety of wild riding on offer in Scotland - and also test your technical skills to the full.'
Scotland Outdoors Magazine