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.

 
Scotty Laughland

Scotty Laughland

Professional Mountain Biker
Scotty is a professional mountain bike athlete with a rich history in racing national and international events. More recently his love for riding adventurous and challenging terrain has made his focus switch to content creation and creative storytelling through online platforms.  When he’s home – in Stirling – you’ll probably find him lapping out all the local trails which are a stone throw from the M:X’s HQ.

“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 Clarkson

Ali Clarkson

Professional Trials Rider

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!”

Lisa Wells

Lisa Wells

Outdoor Enthusiast

Lisa is a HR Advisor for a National Outdoor Centre in Snowdonia. When she’s not sat at her desk, you can find her wandering over mountains, on her mountain bike, Stand Up Paddleboarding, swimming in the sea, wild camping or in her campervan, she’s usually accompanied by her two dogs The Beast and Billy.

“I’m a huge advocate for benefits of getting outside and support Ordnance Survey and The Ramblers with their campaigns to encourage more people to find ways to enjoy the outdoors. My days always start and end on the beach with my dogs, I find it sets me up for my working day and relaxes me at the end of it. I’m a Mountain Leader and love helping groups or individuals who lack the confidence to enjoy the outdoors on their own. It doesn’t have to be a huge challenge or a speed race, it’s about enjoying the day and making memories along the way”

“Going forward, I’d love to do more long-distance hikes and attempt a multi-day canal or sea route on my paddleboard. The dogs go everywhere with me and have taken to paddleboarding really well although Billy spends a lot of his time jumping in the water. The outdoors is where the three of us thrive and being properly hydrated will make all the difference to our future adventures”

“Previously I wouldn’t give much thought to what I drank or ate when I had a long day out. I’d throw a pack of biscuits and a bottle of water in my rucksack and soon be tired and lack energy very early into my day. Older and wiser, I finally realised that there was no way my body had a chance of completing what I asked of it without fuelling it properly (bit like a car!). I love the idea behind the Performance M:X Concentrates, I noticed a huge difference after trying them on a long mountain day and can’t wait for the Dual Hydration System to be launched. I’ve also revamped my food and now take a pack of sandwiches which the dogs usually end up sharing”

Mike James

Mike James

‘The Endurance Physio’

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.”

James Shirley

James Shirley

Professional Mountain Biker

James has been riding and racing all of his life and has managed to squeeze in a Masters in Mechanical Engineering for good measure. He likes to put his skills to use to help develop mountain biking products for the future.

James is based in the harsh lands of Fort William during winter and normally living the van-life lifestyle in the summer whilst travelling between races. He is also a member of the “Dudes of Hazard” where media content, video creation and all round good times are key.

“I’m stoked to be a part of Team M:X. Hydration is important for all sports and M:X products are super clean, simple and tasty. Easy portability is another big bonus since most of my races involve big days in the hills where self-sufficiency is a necessity. It‘s exciting to be a part of a growing company and I’m proud to say that they’re based in Scotland too!”

Julia Ferguson

Julia Ferguson

Enduro Mountain Biker

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 "The Deakinator" Deakin

Professional Mountain Biker

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!”

Katie Wright

Katie Wright

Aquathlete

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.”

Lachlan Blair

Lachlan Blair

Professional Mountain Biker
Lachlan is a Professional Enduro racer who rides for Hazzard Racing. He started out racing Downhill , placing 21st in the World Cup. Lachlan recently shifted focus and now mostly races Enduro – where consistency, fuelling and nutrition are key to a successful race day.

“When I’m not training for races, I’m a passionate fan of playing around on my bike or ‘jibbing’, and will happily spend hours and hours hopping around on any of my bikes trying to learn new tricks.”

“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!”