Beryl Laserlight – safety through tech

Be visible before you’re seen How the Beryl Laserlight technology keeps you safe while cycling Beryl’s first product, the revolutionary Laserlight, was created to tackle a big problem for city cyclists: being caught in the blind spot. The Laserlight is the safest bike light on the road. It is a front light combined with a…

Climbing the Tate Modern

For when you don’t fancy taking the elevator From the archive: this post was originally published on the SportPursuit blog 21st October 2016.

Interview with Ricky Lightfoot, Fell Runner

Chantelle Kelly speaks to fell running champion Ricky Lightfoot to find out how he felt when he completed the Bob Graham Round earlier this year and the struggles he faced along the way.  This article was first published on 3rd October 2016 and is a feature piece from Totally Active. In January you completed the Bob…

The Kit List – 19th October

What you should be reading, watching and listening to. Plus our top gear picks this week. Read On 30th September of this year Hilaree Nelson and Jim Morrison became this first people to ski down Lhotse, the world’s fourth tallest peak. Read the story behind this historic descent from National Geographic and their interview with…

Moonlit mountain biking

“Riding at speed through the moonlit night is a whole different animal from the daylight… Sure, the lights make it a little easier, but everything just comes at you a lot quicker!” -Enduro World Series 39th-ranked rider Cody Kelley Check out Cody Kelley prepping for the Enduro World Series, riding under Utah’s beautiful night sky. From…

Interview with Diana Nyad, Open Water Swimmer

In 2013, at the age of 64, Diana Nyad became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without the aid of a shark cage, swimming 103 miles in fifty-three hours from Havana to Key West. The film, The Other Shore – The Diana Nyad Story, part of this year’s International Ocean Film Tour,…

The Kit List – 12th October

What you should be reading, watching and listening to. Plus our top gear picks this week. Read If you weren’t following Fat Bear Week, you should have been. As the bears of Alaska’s Katmai National Park stock up on calories before hibernation the world watches, connecting to nature and the outdoors in that fun moment….

The Cape Wrath Ultra

Totally Active Gear Tester Paul Barton is an experienced trail and fell runner and mountain biker but the Cape Wrath Ultra was a new level of challenge. He had three hilly ultras under his belt, two just under 50 kilometres and the 64 kilometre High Peak 40 but how would he fare covering 400 kilometres…

Surfing a highline at 75kph

Check out the Flying Frenchies slicing through the air on a 600m-high highline, reaching speeds of up to 75kph zipline-style before using their BASE-jumping skills to dismount with impressive grace and style. Who’s up next? This article is from the SportPursuit Blog Archive and was first published on 11th November 2016.

Get into: Cyclo-cross

If you’re looking to have some muddy fun this winter, increase your cycling fitness and develop your bike handling skills, give cyclo-cross a go.  This article was first published on 13th October 2016 and is a feature piece from Totally Active. What is it? If you’re old enough, you’ll remember settling down on a Saturday afternoon…

The Kit List – 5th October

What you should be reading, watching and listening to. Plus our top gear picks this week. Read When it comes to cycling performance few people have as much insight as the pros – check out their top tips on Cyclist Magazine and improve your riding now. In the world of professional skiing there is one competition…

Recipe – Banoffee Boost Slices

We all know that fuel is key to performance but it can also be a delicious treat before, after or during a training session. Or, in the case of these Raw Banoffee Boost Slices, with a cup of tea and your feet up on a Sunday afternoon! Using Aduna Banana Boost Energy Bars (awesome on…

The Kit List – September 28th

What you should be reading, watching and listening to. Plus our top gear picks this week. Read Alex Honnold is both an inspirational and problematic figure in climbing. Technically accomplished, a remarkable performance athlete, he is also most well known for incredibly risky “free soloing” ascents climbing alone without any ropes. Outdoor Magazine reflects on…

National GetOutside Day is here!

On Sunday 30 September, National GetOutside Day, organised by Ordnance Survey, is aiming to get 1 millionpeople active outdoors across the UK. Even if it’s just for an hour. Because we all know an active outdoor lifestyle helps you live longer, stay younger and enjoy life more. With the clocks going back, day’s getting shorter,…

Ironman Kona training with Antony Costes

Only a couple of weeks remain before the triathlon event of the season: Ironman World Championships Kona on 16th October.  One man will be utterly focused on this mission – elite triathlete Antony Costes, nicknamed Le Tigre. Having participated in his first triathlon at the age of 9, Costes has since established himself as a force…

Skiers turn Boston streets into urban playground

While most Massachusetts residents were busy digging themselves out from the 68 inches of snow that fell in February of 2015, the athletes at Teton Gravity Research (TGR) were turning the streets of Boston into their own urban playground. This post was first published on 19th February 2016.

How’s this for a bike-friendly office space?

SRAM Headquarters was captured in action over the course of one day with employees providing their perspective on their new Perkins+Will designed workplace. This is “One Day at SRAM” – their space, their story. This post was originally published on 9th September 2016.

The Kit List – September 21st

What you should be reading, watching and listening to. Plus our top gear picks this week. Read It’s been an incredible season of cycling and it feels like the summer has flown past like the peloton at full sprint – luckily Cycling Weekly has put together a recap of the best moments from this year….

Skiers conquer the Tsirku Glacier

From the archive: this feature was first published by SportPursuit 4th Nov 2016. With winter fast approaching we are looking back on some of the gnarliest riding from past season so you can start building up the stoke for this year’s snowy months.  Tsirku is a three-part big-mountain adventure ski series from Sherpas Cinema and…

Nutrition for Triathlon

Ian Craig, MSc, DipCNE, INLPTA is an exercise physiologist, nutritional therapist, NLP practitioner and an endurance coach. Previously a competitive middle-distance runner, Ian specialises in sport from an integrative health perspective. He is the editor of Functional Sports Nutrition magazine and also lectures and writes extensively in the UK and South Africa on the concept…

Interview with Anna Frost, Ultrarunner

New Zealander Anna Frost has been a professional ultra runner since 2004, following a hectic schedule travelling and racing all over the world.  From the peak of setting a new record for the Transvulcania Ultramarathon in May 2012 she hit rock bottom, suffering with female athlete triad, a hormonal imbalance which caused stress fractures and…

Have your say and shape the ski industry

SportPursuit has partnered with Listex, a trade event for professionals in the ski industry, to see what real skiers and snowboarders want from their snowsports holidays. Fill in the survey below to have your say and improve the ski industry for everyone. Listex has created a brand new survey to gather opinions from across the…

Get into: Track Cycling

With six indoor velodromes in the UK find out how to give track cycling a go this winter. Read more articles like this in Totally Active Magazine. If you’re a cyclist, you can’t fail to have been inspired by the sensational success of the Great Britain’s cyclist this year, including standout performances from Team Sky’s…

Calling all adventure seekers – new opportunities at SportPursuit HQ!

Calling all team players, target chasers, adventure seekers, PB beaters, goal scorers – if you are motivated, talented and enthusiastic about sports and the outdoors we may have the role for you! SportPursuit is a fast paced, entrepreneurial team where self-starters have an opportunity to make a huge impact in one of the internet’s fastest…