Matt Hunter and Thomas Vanderham ride Scotland
Matt Hunter and Thomas Vanderham share our epic coast-to-coast Scotland adventure
It’s early February and it’s snowing outside. Summer and the riding season in Scotland seem like a long way away. I’m sitting at my desk working on the year ahead when I receive a call from an old friend from Anthill Films, whom I worked with a few years ago on a segment for Strength in Numbers, based around Gee Atherton at the Fort William World Cup event.
He mentioned a top secret video idea with Matt Hunter and Thomas Vanderham and immediately I was interested!
“They want a destination that will challenge them, their kit and their mental strength, and they like the sound of your coast-to-coast Scotland adventure – and the whisky, of course!”
Our coast-to-coast Scotland mountain bike tour is a challenging adventure as it is, but we decided to amp this up a bit for two professional riders from British Columbia; extra hike-a-bike sections, more sweet singletrack descents, bigger river crossings and longer days – make it really epic! After all they said they wanted to push themselves and their equipment…
At H+I Adventures we spent a few months preparing for the trip, the weather was starting to warm up, and it was soon May. The team was arriving from Vancouver, made up of riders Matt Hunter and Thomas Vanderham; photographer Sterling Lorence and two videographers from Anthill, CJ and Matty.