Tom Hutton

Tom Hutton

MBR’s resident routes guru. Also runs a mountain bike guiding company covering the whole of the UK (mainly the cool bits for mountain biking!)

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Endura MTR Shell

The Endura MTR shell is a superb lightweight, packable jacket that definitely bridges the gap between packable and all-day waterproofs.

How to find the best place to mountain bike near London. Look a bit closer through the urban sprawl and you’ll find some little gems hidden away.

We revisit this iconic Lakeland route but this time we mix classic Walna Scar Road with some detours from the back of an envelope...

One of the toughest routes here, although nowhere near the longest. 30km/19 miles Ride time: 6-8 hours Why ride it? Challenging granite trails and some great climbs Where to eat?…

There are a few classic Brecon Beacons loops, but none that really match this one for a big day out. This really is among the best rides in the country.…

Ben Damph's 24km doesn’t sound much, but this is a tough route, with a big climb and a big descent. The days are really short here in winter.

lynmouth route

Slippery singletrack, rocky horror shows, huge sea views and some delightful wooded combes; this Lynmouth route has the lot.


According to Benji Haworth, West Yorkshire is the best county for mountain biking in the whole of the UK. Here's a classic Calderdale route.