Pete McNeil

Alpkiteer

Pete McNeil

Alpkiteer

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Pete is a Mountain Bike Guide, Bike Adventurer, Racer, and Expedition Leader with over 16 years experience of working in the Outdoor Industry. He has worked as a Mountain Bike Guide in the UK, Spain, Nepal and NZ and as an expedition leader he's worked with youth groups all over the world. Since being inspired to get out on his own adventures at the tender age of twelve he has embarked on countless ambitious personal challenges and expeditions in a vast array of environments; from Scotland to Nepal, Lesotho to Patagonia. Not least in cycling from the UK to New Zealand with his wife Alice as their honeymoon... In recent years he has also been a successful self-supported bikepacking racer, finishing at the pointy end of some of the world’s toughest off-road bike races; including both the HT550 and Silk Road Mountain Race.

Pete has an infectious enthusiasm for getting out and having adventures, whether big or small, and even more so for inspiring and facilitating others to do the same. He achieves this through public speaking events, facilitating workshops, writing, film-making, guiding and coaching courses. In setting up his own company 'Adventure Pedlars' in 2015 Pete has built a strong brand through a range of social media platforms, brand marketing campaigns, events, successful media relations, excellent customer service and positive word of mouth.

With an approach that couples his extensive experience, knowledge and skill-set with a down-to-earth pragmatism and humility; he firmly believes that the best way to inspire others through adventure (and perhaps in doing so helping to address some of the world’s more fundamental problems) is not in over-dramatising tales of ‘daring do’ but in presenting challenges, achievable to all, that inspire a first step into a lifetime of adventure.

Pete McNeil On Film

Pete McNeil

Sonder Frontier: Rugged Country Riding

Big cross country days out or lapping the trail centre, Frontier's responsive geometry balances with big wheels for a sharp feel and 'roll over anything' confidence. Its beauty is in its simplicity, but don't confuse simple for basic, Frontier is ready for anything.

Pete McNeil

The Silk Road Mountain Race with Adventure Pedlar Pete McNeil

This year was the inaugural running of the Silk Road Mountain race, a 1700km race across the wild and remote mountain roads and trails of Kyrgystan.

Pete McNeil

How to Pack for the Highland Trail 550 Bikepacking Route

What kit do you need to pack to ride the Highland Trail 550 route in under 5 days? Pete McNeil of Adventure Pedlars, an Alpkiteer and HT550 Route Vet talks you through his bikepacking setup for the 2018 event.