Colin Gray from Mountain Bikes ApartHi there, on the slim chance that someone’s actually clicked the ubiquitous, but mostly ignored phenomena that is the About Page, I suppose I need to tell you a little about me, Colin Gray, and my website, Mountain Bikes Apart.

This blog is all about my adventures in mountain biking, from great trails and trips to outright fiascos and racing disasters. For some reason I can’t explain the latter tend to outnumber the former… Anyway, hopefully the trails I find, the kit I test or the fiascos I endure can help other bikers.

Outside of biking, my background’s a bit computer geekery. I’m a web developer by trade, creating websites and working on internet marketing and SEO for clients around the country. I also do a lot of work in online education working part-time for a university in Scotland. All of this leads to an inordinate amount of time sitting on my ass at the desk and makes me even more keen to get out on the bike and fend off the ever more threating belly.

Recently I’ve been getting a bit more into the dark side of biking, namely those skinny frames that seem to prefer the tarmac, and I have a bunch of races planned for next year around those lines, including triathlons and sportives. Have no fear though, the mountain bike will always be my first love, and lycra has no place in my heart, so off road capers will continue to grace the pages of this site.

Anyway, feel free to write back about anything, either on the blog or at the links below. I’d love to hear your own trail tips or just comments about anything

Colin on Google+ | Colin on Twitter | Mountain Bikes Apart on Facebook

See you all out there!


Colin started mountain biking in the early 2000s and has haphazardly, and with barely increasing skill, dragged his bike around the majority of Scotland's trail centres since then. Colin has oodles of hard earned experience in how NOT to do things - listen, be warned and don't repeat his mistakes...   More about Colin... Google+ Colin