Scott Cornish – Cyclist


    Mountain man, biker, bikepacker, physio – Scott is a true lover of adventure. Let Scott inspire your own adventure


Of An Outdoor Mind

Scott Cornish lives in the centre of the French alps, where he works as a writer, guide, specialist physio and all around adventure guru. This mulit-talented mountain athlete is a key member of the Pedalnorth team, writing about all manner of subjects.

As a rider, Scott is not only inspiring, he’s uber-talented, coming second in the 2020 Atlas Mountain Race (pairs class), with his friend, Mitch Jones. If you’re looking for inspiration for your own adventures, then take a look at Scott’s blogs below.

Bikepacking in the Alps

With kit reviews, cycle tour advice, physio advice, general cycling info and bikepacking blogs, Scott has content for everyone.

As a physio, Scott qualified in 2010 from the University of the West of England. Specialising in musculoskeletal physiotherapy ever since and building skills in sports massage. From my background of ultra cycling events, became a specialist bikefitter, not only assessing position, but also addressing cycling related injury and pain. Treat via manual therapy as well as strength and conditioning programmes. Why not follow him on social media too.

Gravel Vaucluse Cycling Route

VTOPO launched the gravel route guide at the end of last year for the Departement de Vaucluse, probably better known for its Provence region, renowned for the fields of lavender and the classic climbs of Mt Ventoux. It’s a paradise for road riding, mtb routes and is one of the first areas of France to have been developed for gravel riding.
March 29, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

Walmer – Wide Drop Bars

Finding the correct size drop bar for a road bike has always been straightforward. Measure the distance between the acromial arches (the bony protrusions on the anterior shoulder) and that is your centre to centre bar width. Following the evolution of gravel and adventure bike geometry, the choice of bar shape and width is expanding with width and degree of flare being the most significant differences.
May 3, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

Cleat Wear

When was the last time you checked the state of your cleats or even fitted new cleats? What is your criteria for deciding to change your cleats or the pedals? With the forces being driven through the pedals and the constant movement from the lateral float, cleats and pedals are an area which are susceptible to significant wear depending on distances ridden, intensity and trail conditions.
May 2, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

The Jeroboam Franciacorta 300km

The Jeroboam Franciacorta 300km is Beauty and the Beast, gravel riding redefined between the shores of lake Iseo and Lake Garda. Spectacular riding and views awaited us, but not without earning them via some hefty climbing.
May 1, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

Winter Miles On Skis

Our team of writers are multisport athletes, and so we thought that we'd tell you what we've been doing over winter. Scott lives in beautiful Chamonix, where the snow means that he skis more that cycling during winter.
April 1, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

Atlas Mountain Race Part 3

It's the final stages of the Atlas Mountain Race in the heat of Morocco. Scott and Mitch have adjusted well, but the riding is tough, thankfully through epic scenery. Follow their riding as they complete one of the toughest bikepacking adventures.
February 4, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

Atlas Mountain Race Part 2

The Cascade de Tizgui sounded idyllic for an early morning food stop, but the river was a trickle and the café not yet open! A few of us had come together by this point, all looking forward to the momentary pause. The way out was a steep hike-a-bike up the access steps, arms feeling almost useless at lugging the loaded bike after days on the trail.
February 4, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

Atlas Mountain Race

From mountain passes to the sea, following a route far from the tourist trail, discovering the more remote parts of Morocco’s backcountry. The Atlas Mountain Race resonates all the creativity of the minds behind the now infamous Silk Road Mountain Race. As with the SRMR, wise planning and a sense of being able to deal with remote riding would count just as much as physical ability, although the temperatures turned out to be warmer than predicted - a nice bonus.
January 27, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

Rotor Q Rings on MTB And Gravel Bike

Rotor Q Rings can be a great addition and upgrade for mountain bikers and for Gravel Bike users, helping those with knee pain issues in particular. The technology and science behind them is constantly developing. Time then for us to take a detailed lookat them with Scott Cornish.
January 13, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

Aeropress Coffee

I used to be a bit of a philistine when it came to coffee, coffee was just coffee and instant tasted okay. That was until I started drinking freshly ground and freshly made coffee. What a revelation and how bad instant now tastes. Far from being any kind of connoisseur, but I can now appreciate the subtle undertones of flavours in different coffees, although this has created a bit of hole for myself, demanding good coffee wherever I travel, even bikepacking.
July 19, 2020/by Pedalnorth Website
Bikepacking in the Alps

Tour du Mont Blanc Cycle Route

This is the Tour du Mont Blanc, so what more needs to be said - it's tough, beautiful and extremely rewarding. Just read the route article below and follow the GPX file, and have an amazing ride!
April 30, 2020/by Pedalnorth Website
Absolute Black chain rings on Praxis cranks

Absolute Black double chainrings

Some riders swear by them, others aren’t so convinced. Oval chainrings can be a bit marmite, but are certainly here to stay, with Absolute Black dedicated to the cause.
January 22, 2020/by Pedalnorth Website
Scott Cornish bikepacking

Osprey Katari 1.5 hydro pack and Ultralight dry bags

Osprey are well known for their innovative packs covering a wide range of sports, with their cycling pack range having evolved over the years. Time to take a look with Scott Cornish
January 22, 2020/by Pedalnorth Website

L’Ardechoise 2019

The Ardéche is well known amongst those seeking to explore it's spectacular gorges and relax by or explore its meandering rivers. Many are unaware that the region consists of high mountains too, further south, reaching over 1750m
November 2, 2019/by Pedalnorth Website

Bikepacking gear – Revelate Designs Fuel bags and Gastank

A company whose DNA is in adventure and bikepacking, Revelate Designs have been at the forefront of bag design and manufacture for the past 10 years. Originally manufactured from their base in Anchorage, Alaska, founder Eric Parsons has years of bike touring experience behind him across tough, high mountain ranges with cumbersome touring gear which led him to design a lighter and more versatile bag system. His constant thoughts and ideas and athlete feedback constantly feed into new designs and the current range offers bags from the durable, to the super light weight to speedier access.
May 15, 2019/by Pedalnorth Website

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