Tom Hutton

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Tom Hutton

To say Tom Hutton is a bit of an expert in finding the best mountain bike trails and routes would be something of an understatement. With over 20 years experience as a route planner, he’s adept at finding trail gold here in the UK and overseas. He is also a qualified mountain bike guide, and runs his own mountain bike guiding and holiday company – Tom Hutton MTB – which he started in 2016. Some of his most popular tours include the Wales Coast to Coast and the appropriately named Torridon and Sky Epic Mountain Bike Tour. He regularly contributes brilliant routes to the mbr mountain bike route section of the magazine and website, so if you want to find great places to ride, check them out!

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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.