Team M:X is a collection of hand-picked ambassadors who share our passion for the outdoors and understand the impact nutrition and hydration has on performance. They come from various backgrounds, covering a range of sports and activities from Professional Mountain Biking to Trail Running as well as general outdoor pursuits. Read more about them below and check out their pages for some inspiring and exciting content.
“I’m looking forward to working with M:X, having sampled their products over the past couple of months it’s fair to say they’ve helped my riding especially on the longer days out. I can ride further faster, reduce the fatigue and having that little extra in the tank means I can recover quicker to do it all again. It’s a great match-up and I can’t wait to use it out on some longer, more ambitious rides.”
Ali is an Englishman who’s been adopted by Scotland. He’s a professional cyclist who has chosen trials riding as his discipline of choice.
“Trials riding is a slightly odd type of cycling where the goal is to traverse a variety of obstacles in the streets or countryside without putting your feet down.”
Ali has competed in a number of trials competitions and was the British Champion, also ranking 3rd in the world. These days his focus is on a more freestyle approach – riding the streets with a few BMX moves thrown in.
“I perform in shows with the Drop And Roll team around the world and started a weekly YouTube series which I’ve been building for the past 4 years. It’s now grown to be one of the biggest cycling-related channels in Scotland.”
“When I’m out riding, be it competing, performing in demos or just enjoying a long day out filming, it’s important to keep hydrated, M:X have created great tasting drinks which really do work and are easy to recommend. I’ll be using M:X from now on and I’m stoked to be riding for an exciting new Scottish Brand!”
Mike is a former Military Physical Training Instructor and rehabilitation specialist, fitness expert and sports rehabilitator. Widely known as ‘The Endurance Physio’, he has a strong reputation in the therapy world, having had many articles published in national magazines and is a regular speaker at conferences and shows on top of running his own courses and workshops.
Mike holds an MSc in Physiotherapy as well as degrees in Sports Rehabilitation, Strength Conditioning and Sports Science. His passion is helping athletes understand the evidence base by sharing his message into practically understandable and applicable content. He is an accomplished endurance athlete, having completed 200+ marathons and ultra-marathons, many trans-country and trans-continental bike rides, 15 Ironmans, a double Ironman and a triple Ironman, as well as many open water swims including the fabled English Channel crossing.
“As the name suggests, I am so passionate about all things endurance. I continue to strive towards completing many personal challenges, with my short term focus being towards the 2021 Marathon Des Sables. Now, as a dad of two young sons, most of my spare time is spent trying to introduce them to an active and healthy lifestyle that they can learn to enjoy and embrace throughout their lives.”
“I love everything that M:X are about. The innovative and revolutionary hydration system coupled with the exceptional performance concentrates allow me and all athletes to tailor their fluid intake like no other product can. I’m very excited and proud to support M:X as part of Team M:X and cannot recommend them highly enough.”
Julia Ferguson is a mountain biker and enduro racer who rides bikes for fun and fitness. It’s all about smiles, and the amazing places we can access on two wheels.
She competes in Enduro racing, which has given her a love for steep, muddy and techy trails, and has an impressive number of titles to her name including the Scottish Enduro Series Overall winner in 2016 & 2017. She has also won Macavalance in 2016 with a 2nd place following in 2018 before a broken arm put her streak on hold. She is now back riding and has her sights on the Scottish Enduro Series 2021 and the Tweedlove triple crown.
Julia recently discovered road biking, and found the need for proper hydration became more important than ever.
“I’ve always relied on water but never found a sports drink that agreed with me until I tried M:X. Now I have more energy for the 60+ mile rides and the hot days mountain biking. M:X tastes fresh, is non-chalky and has zero residue.”
Julia is based in Dumfries, and enjoys being part of the strong Scottish female MTB scene. She rides regularly on local trails in Southern Scotland, and likes to explore further afield as much as possible.
Ben "The Deakinator" Deakin
Ben is a Professional Mountain Biker, former Royal Marine Commando and Ex Elite Downhill Racer.
He’s raced at Regional, National and International level in Downhill Racing with a number of titles and podiums to his name. Ben is now finding the time to enjoy his riding on various trips and travels around the world documenting these in various fun videos on his YouTube channel and various other social media channels whilst still dipping into a few races here and there.
“I try and live life to the full and do not have much time to stop so using M:X as part of my lifestyle whether that be training, racing or just general messing around on my bike is the tool I need to stay well hydrated!”
Outside is when Katie is happiest – whether that’s running the trails in the South Downs National park or swimming along Brighton’s ever-changing coast, which is a million miles away from where Katie started her sporting journey. As a junior, Katie competed in the pool and on the Athletics track over sprint distances and has represented Great Britain in both disciplines.
In 2017, Katie took on her first off-road marathon – Beachy Head as she was keen to discover new sporting opportunities. She joined her local Athletics club and competed in a variety of running distances over a mix of terrains before deciding to try her hand at multi-events. In 2019, Katie qualified for the Team GB Aquathalon Team and will be representing Great Britain in the European and World Championships in 2021.
“I’m excited to be part of Team M:X, an innovative brand that is passionate about their products and put athletes’ needs at the forefront of the design process, producing high quality sports nutrition that tastes good and will take you where you want to go.”
“When competing in Enduro races or out on long training rides, keeping hydrated and consuming enough carbohydrates are the most important factors to ensuring peak physical performance. With M:X, both of these bases are covered. A perfect balance of carbohydrates blended with an optimal electrolyte content – M:X is the perfect fuel source for big days on your bike. There is also the added bonus of the flavours which are delicious! With their innovative Dual Hydration System also coming soon, it’s very exciting to be a part of Team M:X!”
Sarah works for the emergency services but when she’s not charging around the Midlands, she can be found swimming laps of her local lake, running the trails or cycling enthusiastically around the lanes of Warwickshire. Sarah has qualified to race for GB in triathlon 4 times and is looking forward to racing middle-distance triathlon again in 2021 and representing Great Britain in the European Championships.
“I’m not the fastest runner or triathlete but I have a very broad streak of stubbornness which helps me achieve my triathlon and racing goals. A few years ago I was 5 stone overweight and a smoker, but a photograph of me and my friend gave me the shock I needed and I made a drastic change to my diet and nutrition.”
Sarah started running after losing the weight, but needed to implement healthy nutrition changes to support her goals. After running her first marathon, she tried ultra running (completing several 100 mile events) as well as triathlons and has recently got into ultra-cycling.
“I really love the idea behind M:X and it’s great to have a product which is so innovative and also tastes great. It’s a definite plus to have nutrition that you look forward to taking on during an event!”