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  1. Jenny and Tom planned a bike ride.

    March 5, 2020

    162 mi
    13.8 mph
    10,250 ft
    6,700 ft
    Tom and Vitaly like this.
  2. Tom planned a mountain bike ride.

    February 7, 2020

    23.8 mi
    5.6 mph
    4,175 ft
    4,175 ft
    Olga K. likes this.
    1. Tom

      A loop from Staveley with two chunky hike-a-bikes sections.First up (after a decent warm up) is Gatesgarth. The descent down to Haweswater isn't my favourite, it's just fast and loose, but the views are good.Hike up Nan Bield pass to enjoy a great, varied downhill, starting with rocky switchbacks before opening out.

      • February 7, 2020

  3. Tom planned a mountain bike ride.

    February 7, 2020

    11.9 mi
    4.8 mph
    3,200 ft
    3,200 ft
    Olga K. likes this.
    1. Tom

      Goat Fell is the highest point on the beautiful island of Arran. This route takes the most rideable route up, but the last section still involves some shouldering of the bike. The first section of descent will also require some carrying down, but once the terrain eases slightly, it's a great trail back to Brodick.The route even finishes at Arran Brewery for a celebratory beer – best enjoyed on the beach, watching seals play.

      • February 7, 2020

  4. Tom planned a mountain bike ride.

    February 7, 2020

    1. Tom

      Four up-and-overs, all different in style. Only the climb up Honister is rideable, and even then, it's a challenge. Refuel in Wasdale in prep for the last haul. Proper big day out stuff, with varied and technical descending – each worth the bike-on-shoulders time beforehand.The loop starts at Seathwaite, where you'll find parking, public loos and a cafe.

      • February 7, 2020

  5. Tom planned a mountain bike ride.

    February 7, 2020

    Olga K. likes this.
    1. Tom

      A mostly rideable loop, with a few short sections of hike-a-bike. If it's been wet, then Gleann Gniomhaidh can be a boggy slog following a vague path.That and the true hike-a-bike that follows is more than worth what I think *might* be the best singletrack descent in the UK – just be ready for the usual Scottish water bars to hop on the way down.The Tour is a circuit from the car park at Morvich.

      • February 7, 2020

  6. Tom planned a mountain bike ride.

    February 7, 2020

    30.0 mi
    6.5 mph
    2,700 ft
    2,675 ft
    1. Tom

      A long and committing ride – there are slightly shorter versions, but no shortcuts once you have set off. Best saved for good weather and plenty of daylight. But... you are treated to the most remoteness of big Scottish mountains at their very best, as well as some of the very best trails in the UK. Technical climbing and descending, interspersed with quiet roads and tracks. Remember there is nowhere to resupply on the ride and no bail out options, so you'll need to plan ahead for that and take plenty of snacks!

      • February 7, 2020

  7. Tom planned a mountain bike ride.

    February 7, 2020

    1. Tom

      There are a few options for routes up England's highest bridleway-accessed peak. This is probably my favourite 100% legal option though. Starting in Glenridding, the worst of Sticks Pass is early on. There's some more hike-a-bike on sections of the ridge. The Dollywagon descent isn't a classic; stepped with big drainage channels at awkward angles. Once you hit Grisedale tarn, the descent is a natural joy – a mix of high speed and more technical sections.

      • February 7, 2020

  8. Tom went on a Tour.

    January 30, 2020

    21.1 mi
    8.3 mph
    20,100 ft
    16,650 ft
    fkuenst, Jona David Seibert and 10 others like this.
  9. Tom went on a Tour.

    January 29, 2020

    10.1 mi
    7.8 mph
    11,025 ft
    8,075 ft
    Ben Thompson, Jona David Seibert and 7 others like this.
    1. Julian J.

      Tom you really should bring your cycling gear along next time you come to Gressoney. We could arrange a bike for you in Turin and show you our local trails before you jet back to Blighty 😉

      • February 9, 2020

  10. Tom went on a Tour.

    January 28, 2020

    9.61 mi
    7.9 mph
    7,625 ft
    7,500 ft
    Ben Thompson, Danny and 4 others like this.

About Tom

Happiest playing outside – whether that's on foot or two wheels... ideally getting a little lost in the mountains.Currently based in Yorkshire, but like playing wherever by bike or running shoes take me.

Tom’s Tour Stats

Distance1,885 mi
Time234:01 h