The Trail Angel

So you might have guessed already. I’m an outdoor soul at heart, who is most at home planning and taking on adventurous exploits. My name is Catriona and I love nothing more than time spent pouring over maps; researching far-flung, future escapades with a coffee in hand.

Cycling is an important part of my everyday life. I’ve also been fortunate enough to spend most of my working career within the marketing arm of the outdoor and cycling industries, working for brands like Salomon, SCOTT Sports and Mountain Hardwear. In moving to the Scottish Highlands, I’ve since taken on freelance life in order to open up a world of other possibilities.

So why the Trail Angel? Well, Trail Angel was a term coined on long distance journeys; they are helpful souls there to provide support along the trail. Whilst I don’t just do one thing (that would be so boring!), be it through adventure writing, mountain bike guiding or marketing expertise, I hope to offer up some inspiration too.

Hugely passionate about getting outside sharing my love for riding, I’m also qualified as a  Level 2 British Cycling mountain bike guide as well as a content writer for – an online women’s cycling community.

My cycling and writing adventures have taken me all over the world. As a result, my work has been published in a number of outdoor and cycling titles, including Sidetracked, Proper Adventure, IMB and Totally Active magazine.