By day, Sanny plies his trade as a Chartered Accountant and Non-Executive Director. By night, however, give him a map and the merest whisper of a trail "that might go" and he'll be off faster than a rat up a drainpipe on some damn fool mission to discover new places to ride. Rarely without his trusty Nikon D5600, he likes nothing better than being in the big mountains, an inappropriately heavy bike on his back, taking pics and soaking up the scenery. He also likes to ride his bike there too although rumours that he is currently working on his next book, "Walks with my bike", are untrue (mostly). Fat biking, gravel riding, bikepacking, road biking, e biking, big mountain adventures - as long as two wheels are involved, you'll find him with a grin on his face as he dives off the side of a mountain, down a narrow lane or into deep undergrowth in search of hidden trails and new adventures. His favourite food is ham and mushroom pizza and he is on a mission to ride all of the Munros, mostly as it allows him to indulge in eating more pizza. He has no five year plan, is a big fan of the writing of Charlie Connelly and reckons that Kermode and Mayo's Film Review Podcast is quite possibly the finest bit of broadcasting around.

There and back again – putting the mountains back into mountain biking

In association with… There are some places you ride that stick in the mind long after you’ve brushed yourself down, cleaned the dust off your bike and moved onto places……

Singletrack Issue 126 | How to lose friends and alienate people

Sanny takes on a Lake District pass too many, nearly breaks Mark and makes Nick Craig swear. Words & Photography Sanny This feature was originally published in Singletrack magazine issue...

Singletrack Magazine Issue 125 | The Art Of The Possible

Has your biking mojo taken a knock of late? No longer quite feeling the love? Sanny reckons you might just need a wee challenge in your life to fire you...

Singletrack Magazine issue 123 : In Praise Of The Trail Less Travelled

Sanny heads off the beaten path to Glasgow’s Campsie Fells and discovers that the best rides don’t always need the best trails. Words & Photography sanny What makes the perfect……

Singletrack Magazine Issue 123 : Budget Bolognese

Sanny, Dave and Matt tackle the Veneto Trail to see if it is possible to have an overseas adventure without sending the credit card into meltdown. Words & Photography sanny……

At Home With Canyon Bikes | Part 2

In association with Canyon Bikes UK In part 1, Sanny got up close and personal with Canyon Bikes Koblenz HQ. This time round, he gets to find out about the……

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At home with Canyon Bicycles: Part 1

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Inventing the future: At home with Canyon Bicycles – Part 2.

In association with Canyon UK [the_ad id=”10400300″] In part 1, Sanny got up close and personal with Canyon Bicycles Koblenz HQ. This time round, he gets to find out about……

Inventing the future: At home with Canyon Bicycles – Part 1.

[the_ad id=”10400300″] In association with Canyon UK Inside The  Canyon Bicycles Factory In my hand is a torque wrench. Nothing unusual in that. They aren’t exactly rare in the bike……

Singletrack Magazine Issue 121: There Be Dragons Here! Probably …

In search of trail treasure, Sanny and chums tackle what is reputed to be ‘the worst trail in the Lakes’. Do they find a hidden gem or should they have……

Flying the flag for British design – a visit to Ison Distribution – Part 2 – Halo wheels.

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Singletrack Magazine 121: The Not So Nutty Professor

Sanny takes a step into the alternative bike world of Ben Cooper. What he finds is that it isn’t just about the bike. Not even close. Words & Photography Sanny……

Flying the flag for British design – a visit to Ison Distribution – Part 1 – Gusset Components.

The skies are bigger and there seem to be people everywhere. It’s not somewhere that I would have expected to find one of the UK’s most progressive and innovative bike…

Feeling Flat? 12 Tubeless Repairs that nearly all work

Back in the not so dim and distant past, when it came to repairing punctures, life was pretty simple. Pull out your half deflated tube, pore over it to find……

Back to the Future: From Singletrack Issue 120

Sanny dusts down his old ’90s race bike and takes on the quintessential Peaks route. Was the bike as good as he remembers, or is it a case of distance…

Notes from a small island: A Scottish sea to sky adventure

Sanny and friends head to the Isle of Arran in search of big mountain adventure. But is it a ridge too far?

Smores and brews? The Solo Stove does both!

Truth be told, one of the best aspects of bikepacking or long days out on the bike in the hills is the point at which you decide to stop and...

Battle of the mats – can you really get a good night’s sleep bikepacking?

“Sanny!” It was Mark on the blower. “We have a couple of sleeping mats we want you to test. It should be right up your street for all your bikepacking...

Review: Bikemonger’s Happy Bottom Bum Butter – definitely not for toast

Bum Butter. Flash in the pants or cracking good product?

Review: Ortlieb Frame Pack – A truly waterproof option?

One of the great things about the increasing popularity of bikepacking is that it is no longer confined to small volume producers with long lead times. That is not to...

Could this be the final nail in the coffin of online scammers?

Produced in association with YOTI Enter the Ejit – like Enter the Dragon with neither the Kung Fu nor the intelligence! I will hold my hands up from the start….…

Miss your twin rings but nowhere to hang a mech? The Vyro FrEn 1 could be the answer

Is this the future of front shifting? Sanny takes a look at the latest tech from Austrian design gurus, VYRO.

9 tips to unlock the trail-slaying potential of your fat bike

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Into The Wild: Backcountry Essentials – Part 2

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Into The Wild: Backcountry Essentials – Part 1

If you’re planning on going into the back of beyond, Sanny has some top tips that should keep you rolling, no matter what There\'s more to this story BUT IT\'S…

Who says you need to travel far to have a big sky adventure?

Sanny heads out from his front door to prove you don’t have to travel far to have adventures. There\'s more to this story BUT IT\'S A MEMBER-ONLY STORY. JOIN US…

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Longterm Test: Is the Rock Shox Bluto the fat bike fork of choice?

Two years of testing and a questionable service history - how do these fat bike forks fare?

Weight Weeny Wheels For Fat Bikers! Reviewed: DT Swiss BR2250 Wheels

Are these superlight fat bike wheels from DT Swiss a game changer?

8 hacks from World Cup mechanics: top tips to try at home

Maintenance tips, or budget beating hacks? You decide There\'s more to this story BUT IT\'S A MEMBER-ONLY STORY. JOIN US TO UNLOCK IT AND MORE. Full Member Benefits Singletrack magazine…

Getting up close and personal with JOBY Gorillapods

Sanny took the entire Joby range of mini phone and camera holders out on the trails to see just how creative they allowed him to get.