Tom Hutton

Big mountain adventures with a small 'a' - less hike-a-bike, more trail to like. Five routes that put the mountain into mountain biking - the easy way.

pearl izumi mtb wrx

Pearl Izumi MTB WRX is a 300g jacket with a fixed hood that would be as useful as an all-day jacket as it would a lightweight, packable waterproof.

pace 3x3 jacket

The Pace 3x3 jacket is a simple garment cut from a super soft feeling eVent fabric – definitely one of the best fabrics out there.

scott trail mtb dryo

The Scott Trail MTN Dryo 20 is light enough and packable enough to be an only jacket for mtbers that ride a wide range of conditions.

madison roam

The Madison Roam is on the heavy side of things and as such the best for colder weather where the mesh-lined 2-layer fabric really comes into its own.

Lairig Ghru, Cairngorms 29km (18 miles) From Inverdruie (Landranger36/SH901109), take tracks S to skip around the N of Loch Mor and on to Loch an Eileen. Loop clockwise around this…

Break your route into legs By breaking the route down into bite-size chunks you should be able to memorise the next section of your ride without having to keep stopping.…

Why ride a UK mountain in winter? For the challenge, the adventure, the views and because it’s hard. Here’s how to stay safe. The most important thing to remember, especially…

No, not an album from the 90s group, but a look at all that’s good and bad about trail stairs. Like them or loathe them, steps are a big part…