The meanderings of an outdoorsy sort of person




The Bealach na Ba

Photo by Northsport Photography

2009 A (not quite so) Sportive Year

2009 - Some fantastic rides and some dour struggles with a virus and the weather

©Peter Main 2009

2008 A Sportive Year

2008 - A fantastic year of enjoyable and challenging events.

©Peter Main 2008

Things to Do Around Peurto de Mazarron

Our guide to to the Puerto de Mazarron area on the Costa Calida, Spain

©Peter & Kathryn Main 2007

The Bealach na Ba Challenge (A View from the Back)

My impressions of a demanding, interesting and well organised cycling challenge event in Wester Ross. The route taking in the longest mountain pass in Britain

©Peter Main 2006

Orkney Saga

A five day cycling trip from Newtonmore to the Orkney Isles via John O'Groats and back home through Aberdeenshire in May 2004.

©Peter Main 2004

The Western Isles

A six day cycle tour undertaken in April/May 2003  from Newtonmore through the Western Isles from Barra to Lewis. Involving four ferry crossings and two train journeys.

©Peter Main 2003

Reduce, Re-use, Recycle

Our efforts to run our hostel in an environmentally friendly way

©Peter Main 2002

The Story of Newtonmore Hostel

How and why Newtonmore Hostel was built

©Peter Main 2002

On-Yer-Bike (and so to work)

My cycle ride to work at Lagganlia Outdoor Education Centre

©Peter Main 1998

Comeback Kid

My return to cycle racing in 1993, after a gap of 25 years

©Peter Main 1998

Crawley Wheelers - Those Were the Days

Using information gleaned from my diaries this is a look back at how life in a cycling club was for a young man in the1960's

©Peter Main 1997

Another Day, Another Dollar

The pleasure and problems of taking a group of teenagers climbing in the French Alps. Some thoughts on Outdoor Education, which still apply after over 20 years as an instructor.

©Peter Main 1984

The Haute Route

An article published in Footloose Magasine in March 1986 summarising a ski traverse of the Haute Route by Peter Main and John Armstrong in spring 1984.

©Peter Main & Footloose Magasine 1986

The Shop

A sideways look at staying in small village, in the French Alps, during summer 1984.

©Peter Main 1984