Scottish Avalanche Information Service (SAIS) supported by Off Beat Bikes

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An electric mountain bike is the answer to assist Avalanche forecasting in Lochaber!

Local bike shop, Off Beat Bikes, are helping Scottish Avalanche Information Service (SAIS) Observer, Graham Moss, reach the snowy slopes of the North Face of Ben Nevis, where he gathers vital information for assessing the avalanche risk for winter climbers, walkers and skiers. The Scottish Avalanche Information Service (SAIS) reports daily forecasts of the avalanche hazard for the 5 most popular areas of Scotland.


Off Beat Bikes have supplied Graham with a 2018 CUBE Electric Mountain Bike called a Reaction Pro 400 which enables him to cycle up to the track to the Ben Nevis Alt na Mullian Car Park in full winter walking and climbing gear. The bike’s super gripping 29″ plus tyres and market leading Bosch motor allow Graham to reach his work in all weather conditions with a lot less effort than if he were pedalling a normal mountain bike.


Graham is delighted “This fantastic bike is saving me time and energy on my daily trip to observe the snow and ice. It has enabled me to cycle in a mere 10 minutes from the North Face Car Park at Torlundy to the high fence by the Alt na Mullian Car Park! I can’t thank Off Beat Bikes enough as ultimately it is assisting me with my forecasting which keeps climbers and walkers safer in winter”.

You can read more about Graham’s story as well as see the most recent Avalanche Report on the SAIS blog here.
If you would like to test an electric bike, CUBE bikes are bringing a selection to Off Beat Bikes Fort William for customers to try on Wednesday 18th April. Register your interest to try one with or pop into the shop and leave your details; we’re open 7 days.