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ROSIE BAXENDINE
CYCLE & BIKEPACKING GUIDE

 
 
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WHAT IS BIKEPACKING?

Think of backpacking - but on a bike!


Using lightweight kit, the freedom of two wheels and the advantage of a set up that copes well off road - bikepacking allows you to explore an area in a unique and fun way.  


There are no real rules - ride any sort of bike over any terrain to suit you! Go fast, go slow - it doesn't matter as long as you enjoy it!

Kit can be cobbled together for your first trips - then if you love it you can upgrade.   

 

ABOUT ME

I moved to Perthshire, Scotland in 2004 and soon fell in love with the wilderness, exploring on a horse, walking or running. I discovered the joy of off road cycling in 2016. I have been bikepacking around the UK solo and with friends since 2017.


I am not destination focused - I would rather take my time and live in the moment. I am not out to conquer nature or smash a route in the fastest time. I am out there to immerse myself - taking time to appreciate the small beautiful details as well as the vast breath taking landscapes. 

I also love cake!

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Run by Highland Perthshire Cycling. Routes & info for Perthshire.

Launching in Spring 2021

Website run by Markus Stitz with routes and info for bikepacking in Scotland.

A 200 mile (320 km) bikepacking route across the Scottish Highlands, linking the cities of Inverness to the north and Glasgow to the south.

From Edinburgh or Glasgow to Manchester. Rosie & Claire bikepacked this for Christmas 2019. Blog to follow at some point!

All things bikepacking - great inspiration for global travel. Check out the Scotland info page