Andy McCandlish

Andy McCandlish

Andy McCandlish is an experienced professional hotographer and videographer with a taste for adventure. Based in Scotland, he’s worked with MBR, MBUK, Endura, Red Bull and Lezyne, to name but a few, and has clocked up over 20 years of experience. Highlights of his career include shooting Danny MacAskill high on the Cullin Ridge on Skye. He’s also authored or co-authored several books on mountain biking, including ‘Great Britain Mountain Biking’ and ‘Scotland Mountain Biking, The Wild Trails’ so he’s something of an expert when it comes to finding great trails and great locations.

Fizik Terra Artica X5 GTX Winter Boots

The Fizik Terra Artica X5 GTX are, as the name suggests, a winter-ready set of bike shoes. Featuring a Gore-Tex liner for waterproofing, plus insulation, the aim is to stop…

There are certain characters in the world of mountain biking that just seem to define a geographical area. To me, Fort William will always be a place where the riding…

Rab Thermic Neutrino Sleeping Bag Liner

Rab’s Thermic Neutrino is a tapered thermal liner designed to fit in the Neutrino range of bags, but just as happy in any other brand’s offering. It’s superbly well made,…

exposure maxx-d

In a world where external battery packs and endless cabling constitute the norm, Exposure Maxx-D all in one approach is a breath of fresh air.

exposure diablo mk11

The tenth edition of the Exposure Diablo Mk10, this year with 30% faster charging, which throws out a blistering 1500 lumens.

Very little to complain about the simple yet effective Light And Motion Seca 2500 Enduro. If they could just tweak the cable layout it would be perfect.

Eight-year-old adventurer Jim sets off on a bikepacking adventure in the Hebrides, sleeping under the stars, cooking on open fires and riding singletrack.

Knog Pwr Rider

On the surface the Knog Pwr Rider is beautifully sleek - simply a satin black tube with a row of subtle red leds used to show battery status.

Lezyne Macro Drive Duo 700

The Lezyne Macro Drive Duo 700 is everything a helmet light should be - it has compact and sleek proportions with a cable-free fully integrated battery.

infini super lava

Normally 300 lumens would be short for any kind of serious riding, but with a tightly focussed beam the Infini Super Lava does project well up the trail.

ravemen PR1200

Overall the Ravemen PR1200 is a great little unit for the money, and perfect for those on a budget not competing with riding mates toting higher power rigs.

Lumicycle Apogee Extender Kit

Lumicycle Apogee Extender Kit has all new components, increased power and - importantly - new lenses for the four CREE XPL LEDs to improve the beam spread.

Gemini Titan (8 cell battery)

With 4,000 lumens under the hood and a terrifically manly name, the Gemini Titan (8 cell battery) promises a lot before you even strap it to the bar.


Situated in the heart of 7Stanes country, Drumlanrig stands alone. Its natural, rooty trails prove there’s life outside the Forestry Commission bubble.

xeccon zeta 1300r

The Xeccon Zeta 1300R's wide beam pattern smoothly lighting up the trail in front is what we tend to look for in a bar mount.