Video: Sailing The Scottish Isles in Search of Untouched Singletrack!

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July 27, 2016

It looks like Pete Scullion wasn’t the only person wanting to sail boats and ride bikes.

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Here is episode four of the “Chasing Trail” series. The team head out to the Scottish Hebrides in the search of sweet, sweet singletrack.

If this has tickled your fancy then why not order the latest issue below, where Pete Scullion takes his bike on a boat to some of the most remote trail riding the UK has to offer.

Order Issue 107 here.

More in the mag…

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Ride for days to get here – or just take the boat

International Adventure: Southern nights, endless trails.
Rickie Cotter’s truly epic trip down the length of New Zealand, complete with beautiful watercolour illustrations by Beate Kubitz.

UK Adventure: Be careful what you wish for…
We nearly broke our editor while riding some of the Howgill Fells remotest singletrack.

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Howgills: Handy cafes, bike shops and Mountain Rescue, not pictured

Classic Ride: The Dark Peak.
The riding around Hope Cross in the Dark Peak is definitely on the ‘must do’ lists for every UK mountain biker. It’s a Classic Ride for a reason. Not ridden it for a while? NEVER ridden it? Then you need to get yourself to the Peaks…

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Rocks, trees, trails – and ice cream at the bottom. The Peaks has it all.
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No prizes for being able to recognise this view. It’s a classic!

Grouptest: GPS Units
David Hayward puts six GPS units through torture to see which is the best for trail use, mapping, Strava and finding yourself again.

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Bike Test: Proper mountain, mountain bikes
Barney looks at three 160mm bikes from Focus, Scott and Specialized designed to get you up the big hills and back down again with fun and style.

And, as they say, much much more: Product reviews, columns, tests and random burblings for all!

And for all of you lovely subscribers…

Every subscriber issue comes with a whole 16 pages of extra content. Here’s a taster:

Racehead: Scotland the awesome.
TweedLove and the Fort William World Cup are proof of Scotland’s superiority over all – at least for a month every summer.

Last Word: A question of perception.
Tom Hutton and Matt Letch go head to head in discussing how mountain biking needs to be presented to the wider world if we’re to increase (or even defend) our trail access.

Order Issue 107 here and be sure to check out the Singletrack shop where you can buy a number of replacement copies or even subscribe from as little as £15 a year!

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