Mark started off his riding career in a quiet village riding his bike with friends in Central Scotland, like most youths, they would build jumps out of almost anything they could get their hands on. Whether it is Dirt-jumping, Free-ride or Downhill, he does them all, and after getting hooked on racing and riding Downhill for a while, it led him to travel to the Highlands of Scotland where he later studied Adventure Tourism. Of course, being the home of Downhill for the United Kingdom, Mark found himself chasing the mountain bike dream in Lochaber, developing the knowledge and experience in order to set up Alba|Mountainbike. From working within this industry for some time now, Mark has built up his expertise in the landscapes of Scotland and gained many mountain based qualifications, thus turning his passion into his career.
Come and join Alba|Mountainbike in Scotland for some of the most breathtaking scenery the country has to offer. Find yourself immersed in the rugged wilderness throughout the Scottish Highlands. Experience first hand what Scotland feels like to travel through, feel the culture, history and spirit of the country. Your guide will introduce you to the environment, language and landscapes, including how they have formed over the past centuries.
Proudly, Scotland was built for mountain biking. There is not many places in the world where you can travel in one day and experience such variety in landscape, from low wetlands, forest floors and high alpine environments. As a destination is of a world-class status, from rolling hills with stunning views, to hair-raising Downhill runs on the big stage. The back-country that we have to offer here is top quality, awesome climbs take you by ancient paths, leading you over passes to reep the benefits of those world-class single-track descents.
Here at Alba|Mountainbike, passing on our knowledge and experience has become a way of life. Both guide and rider feel the benefit from developing skill on the mountain, striving to develop everyone we meet is something we are passionate about. We have worked tirelessly over the years to allow us to produce the very best in day adventures, from bike fundamentals to competition. Holiday makers have said, that a day spent with us becomes a highlight in their holiday. It is this that we strive to create out of every experience we deliver.
Ba Hons Degree in Adventure Tourism Management.
Cytech Level 2 Bike Mechanic
BASP Outdoor First Aider
Mountain Bike leader
British Cycling Level 2 Coach