Alpine Bikes, Scotland’s Bike Specialists is now the biggest independent cycle retailer in Scotland. Our staff are expertly trained in every aspect of cycling, whether you need suspension set up, a puncture fitting, bike fitting or a new bike for the kids. We offer a wide range of kit from brands including Trek, Cube, Endura, Fox, POC, Dakine, Whyte & Santa Cruz. We live and breathe cycling, so whatever your aspirations, whatever your experience, we’ll help you take your cycling up a gear.
At Blues Ski, Scotland’s Ski Specialist, we’ve been providing the finest ski equipment for over 30 years, and we’ve been skiing on every continent. Whether you’re just starting out or pushing boundaries, heading for the Alps or staying close to home, we’ve got the knowledge, experience and passion to help you have the best time on the slopes. With collections from top brands including Fischer, Head, Rossignol, Black Crows, Norrona, Arc'teryx, Scott, Spyder & Kjus, whatever you ski, we’ve got you covered.
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Scotland's Bike Shop | Since 1989
Scotland's Ski Shop | Since 1977
Why should you wear cycling shorts? Simply put, they can offer vastly more comfort over the course of a ride than riding in casual shorts, trousers, or anything else. But let’s get something out of the way up front: you don’t need to become a MAMIL (Middle Aged Man In Lycra) to enjoy the benefits of a good cycling short. Let’s get into it.
As the name suggests, hybrid bikes offer a bit of everything. They're light enough to pedal easily, efficient for riding on tarmac, comfortable enough for rough roads, strong enough for light off-road use, and super practical if you want to carry luggage or shopping. Here we have a look at some of the options in the world of hybrid and leisure bikes.
Friends of Tiso, Ross and Rachel (outdoors.rossnrachel) normally spend their weekends and holidays exploring Scotland, hill-walking, scuba diving and leading Duke of Edinburgh programmes. In this very honest blog, Ross talks to us about their mental health during lockdown, and the solace and benefits they have found by getting outside and embracing the outdoors.
Whether you want to ride fast, ride far, or ride off the beaten track, a road bike is the best form of transport for covering ground at pace. However, with so many variations, materials and jargon floating around, how do you find the bike that’s right for you? Here we look at the different styles of road bikes, and how to choose the right one to suit your needs.
Mountain biking is one of the best ways to enjoy the outdoors. A mountain bike can take you virtually everywhere – uphill, off road, in the forest, in the hills – and more besides. They’re super fun, and great for your physical and mental health. But how do you decide on the bike for you? Have a read through our guide to see the considerations when buying a new mountain bike.
Staying motivated can be difficult when you're stuck at home, dreaming about the hills. To help combat the air of uncertainty and frustration, we've chosen our top ten adventure books so you can sit down, chill out, and let your mind roam the wild places of the world.
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