We thought it was about time that we introduced you to the team behind our company, so first we shall introduce the guides starting with Alex!
Take it away Alex:
Aka ' Cheshire cat'
I’m probably not the only one who disputes the claim that mountain biking started in the hills of California, but the real truth is that it began in the early ‘80s in the woods behind my house, a stripped down red shopping bike with the fattest tyres I could fit through the frame. There began my life long love affair with bikes. Through my 20’s I went touring for 3 years – the Middle East, the length and breadth of Africa, the Himalayas; a free agent with my tent and my mountain bike.
I was well in my 30’s by the time I discovered the joys of competitive Cross Country racing and succumbed to lycra. Now it’s my burning passion, and recent results have been getting better – British Veterans Champion in 2009 and 4th in the World Masters Champs.
I ride a lot, and am lucky enough to live in the heart of the rugged West Coast. From my back door I can ride straight onto the trails, I’m less than an hour from the Cuillins and from Torridon, both with superb natural trails, and a classic Coast-to-Coast starts from right here. This is my playground, and I am very happy to show you the toys.
Name: Alex Glasgow
Home town: Plockton, west coast of Scotland
Family: wife Lauren, kids Ash and Poppy
Bike: Santa Cruz Nomad (really wants a Cove Hustler!)
Riding since: early 1980s
Mtb triumphs: British veteran XC champion, and 4th in world 2009
Favourite trails: other than my own backyard; Torridon
Most known for: constantly grinning like a Cheshire cat