Marion Shoote

Hometown

Peebles, Scotland

Biography:

‘I’ve always found my escape in the mountains and in wild places. Whether it’s spinning along a winding singletrack or a strip of tarmac over a high pass, scrambling over rocky ridges, dropping powder lines on my snowboard or just finding a corner of wilderness to pitch my tent, there I’m in my element.

I got into bikepacking as the best way to explore new places. I love the pace of travelling by bike, the things you notice about the environment as your mind wanders, and the unexpected encounters each day brings. And the amount of ice-cream you feel justified in eating as you go. It’s the best sort of freedom.’