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.

Distance travelled

1,969 mi

Time in motion

240:09 h

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  1. Tom and Trash Free Trails planned a mountain bike ride.

    October 13, 2020

    11.5 mi
    4.7 mph
    3,000 ft
    2,975 ft
    Trash Free Trails, Eleanor Jaskowska and 7 others like this.
    1. Tom

      Perhaps the most accessible route to Helvellyn summit, via Kepple Cove on the way up, and the more interesting Sticks Pass on the way down. Helvellyn is one of the few English summits reachable by bike: the views from the top and the descent make all the effort worthwhile. Kepple Cove and Sticks Pass are relatively quiet compared to the main hiking routes of Striding and Swirral Edge, but the summit can get busy on a nice day. It's maybe not surprising, given the volume of traffic that the mountain sees, that it gets more than its fair share of litter. As this is the kind of ride you'll want a pack with snacks and a spare layer for, why not pop some litter in that pack on the way down?

      • October 13, 2020

  2. Tom and Trash Free Trails planned a mountain bike ride.

    October 13, 2020

    13.8 mi
    6.2 mph
    1,050 ft
    1,075 ft
    1. Tom

      Taking in woodland on the fringes of Leeds and Bradford – Calverley, Esholt, Dawson and Buck Woods, linked together by suburban bridleways. Most of the woods have multiple options for playing around and following your nose before continuing on your way. The woods and tracks are some real gems and well used by the local communities. Unfortunately, they aren't always as well loved. Litter can be a problem – pick up the odd rogue crisp packet or drinks bottle as you go and leave the trail a little nicer than it was when you passed through.The route contains a few short sections of designated footpath (as well as a lot of trails that aren't official rights of way). As always, be nice and say hi, give way to other trail users.

      • October 13, 2020

  3. Jaimi and Tom planned a road ride.

    August 12, 2020

    57.5 mi
    11.5 mph
    5,400 ft
    5,425 ft
  4. Sam and Tom planned a mountain bike ride.

    July 9, 2020

    11.6 mi
    6.0 mph
    1,825 ft
    1,425 ft
    steqr8, schimmelkapelle and 3 others like this.
  5. Tom and Simon planned a gravel ride.

    June 22, 2020

    54.6 mi
    7.1 mph
    4,950 ft
    4,900 ft
    steqr8 and Petrie W like this.
  6. Tom went gravel riding.

    June 20, 2020

    84.1 mi
    13.7 mph
    4,450 ft
    4,900 ft
    Ash Rahman, Mark Mather and 43 others like this.
    1. Araf

      Smashed it!

      • June 22, 2020

  7. Jenny and Tom planned a bike ride.

    March 5, 2020

    44.9 mi
    10.4 mph
    6,025 ft
    2,875 ft
    Tom, Vitaly and 3 others like this.
  8. Tom planned a mountain bike ride.

    February 7, 2020

    23.8 mi
    5.6 mph
    4,175 ft
    4,175 ft
    Olga K., fkuenst and Petrie W like 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

  9. Tom planned a mountain bike ride.

    February 7, 2020

    11.9 mi
    4.8 mph
    3,200 ft
    3,200 ft
    Olga K., fkuenst and 2 others like 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

  10. Tom planned a mountain bike ride.

    February 7, 2020

    fkuenst and Petrie W like this.
    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

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