Photos courtesy of Andy McCandlish
Andy’s a dedicated mountain biker and has been since the mid 80’s, spending way too much time poring over maps, exploring the mountains of Scotland and beyond - he turned his passion for two-wheeled adventures into an award-winning Scottish mountain bike guiding & tour business in 2008.
He was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) one year earlier, and although he didn’t know it then, far from being the end of his mountain bike career and his life, this (apparently) incurable degenerative neurological disease was the start of a different kind of mountain bike journey. A hysterical, ridiculous, rewarding, precious one. Andy’s an experienced mountain bike guide and a reluctant administrator who along with his wife Aneela juggles managing their close-knit clan of professional guides with getting out of the office and onto the hill on his bike for his daily dose of medicine.