The untold story…

…begins here


LAND: Anywhere on the earth’s surface that is not under sea; the stuff you cycle over and through.

SEER: A person who has insight and can sometimes predict the future.

LANDSEER: A dog noted for its serene nature; it is a tall, agile and fast breed, with an affinity to water.

LANDSEER: A famous artist who had Scottish associations and a wry sense of humour, but eventually went barmy.

LANDSEER: A bicycle with a riding posture that allows you to see a lot of land around you.


5 Responses to The untold story…

  1. Emmanuel says:

    Great history, great bicycle…
    Splendid bike!
    Will The Landseer ever be on the market?

    • gmacleland says:

      Thanks for that vote of confidence. It is highly unlikely that The Landseer will be on the market. I’m retired now and have the 24/7 responsibility of caring for my frail mother. So, you’ll have to build your own Landseer.

  2. Alan Spencer says:

    Please, is this bike available? It is what I have been looking for as a person who wants to actually ride cross-country; through sand, dirt and mud, while sitting on my saddle!

    • gmacleland says:

      Sorry, you obviously see The Landseer’s potential, but hardly anyone else does, therefore no manufacturer is going to be interested in producing replicas. It is truly a shame that I’ll be the only person in the world to delight in riding this thoroughbred bike.

  3. Stuart Crawford says:

    the reason no manufacturer is interested in producing your design is simple – your design is only for those who are going to drive to an off-road location. As I said a few years ago now, you are trials rider and have never moved from that position.

    All those years ago at Small Dole you got it wrong. You expected your team to ride 30 miles on a hot day on low pressure tyres from Horsham to Small Dole and one of your riders was too knackered, giving the Japanese rep. for Shimano the chance to not award you the team prize, when your bike was streets ahead of the mountain bike, in fact al the mountain bikes went arse over tip and all your team made it to the finish on what was a very dicey chalk track.

    Where were your team mini buses, the first to transport the team and the other the bikes, where was the professional photographer with both stills and movie camera which would have provided you with shocking proof of just how superior your design was to show prospective importers from other countries, not least the USA and where were the plans for production – you did none of this and blew it, sad but so often true of British designers of so many potential world beating products.

    You only have to alter your design a little, that in on way would interfere with performance to make a great all round bike that no one else is offering but you will not. You live in Scotland and if you were capable of making a rational business presentation to the appropriate government dept. you would get funding.

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