How planting trees can help tackle climate change

We all know climate change is real, and it has been caused by human activity. The natural playgrounds we know and love are under threat, from mountains to oceans and everywhere else; the question is, what can we do about it? We’ve been learning from organisations like Protect Our Winters how we can take action…

Ride Rivelo heritage with these iconic British roads

Originally published on 14th November 2019 With events like the le Tour de Yorkshire and Tour Britain bringing more pro cyclists to the United Kingdom, the British cycling scene has a growing reputation across the world for superb routes, stunning views, and some brutal climbs. It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who has…

2020 Ski Clothing Gear Guides – the highlights

This article is part of our series of 2020 Ski Clothing Gear Guides, in partnership with Collett’s Mountain Holidays. We tested key products from our ski collections in the heart of the Dolomites – giving you advice and insight about the best kit for snowsports this winter. To find our latest snowsports offers, head to The…

Gear Guides: 2020 Ski Accessories

This article is part of our series of 2020 Ski Clothing Gear Guides, in partnership with Collett’s Mountain Holidays. We tested key products from our ski collections in the heart of the Dolomites – giving you advice and insight about the best kit for snowsports this winter. To find our latest snowsports offers, head to The…

Gear Guides: 2020 Ski Baselayers and Midlayers

This article is part of our series of 2020 Ski Clothing Gear Guides, in partnership with Collett’s Mountain Holidays. We tested key products from our ski collections in the heart of the Dolomites – giving you advice and insight about the best kit for snowsports this winter. To find our latest snowsports offers, head to The…

Gear Guides: 2020 Ski Trousers

This article is part of our series of 2020 Ski Clothing Gear Guides, in partnership with Collett’s Mountain Holidays. We tested key products from our ski collections in the heart of the Dolomites – giving you advice and insight about the best kit for snowsports this winter. To find our latest snowsports offers, head to The…

Gear Guides: 2020 Ski Jackets

This article is part of our series of 2020 Ski Clothing Gear Guides, in partnership with Collett’s Mountain Holidays. We tested key products from our ski collections in the heart of the Dolomites – giving you advice and insight about the best kit for snowsports this winter. To find our latest snowsports offers, head to…

Get into: Cyclo-cross

From the archive: 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…

Get Fit To Ski with Dave Ryding – leg strength

Get Fit to Ski with Dave Ryding is a new series of ski fit videos to get you in shape for your trip to the mountains. We teamed up Snowsport England and Great Britain’s number one skier Dave Ryding, with the help of David Lloyd Clubs, to prepare you for your next day skiing or…

Get Fit to Ski with Dave Ryding – Active recovery

Get Fit to Ski with Dave Ryding is a new series of ski fit videos to get you in shape for your trip to the mountains. We teamed up Snowsport England and Great Britain’s number one skier Dave Ryding, with the help of David Lloyd Clubs, to prepare you for your next day skiing or…

The Cape Wrath Ultra

From the archive: 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…

Get Fit To Ski with Dave Ryding – body and core strength

Get Fit to Ski with Dave Ryding is a new series of ski fit videos to get you in shape for your trip to the mountains. We teamed up Snowsport England and Great Britain’s number one skier Dave Ryding, with the help of David Lloyd Clubs, to prepare you for your next day skiing or…

Interview with Diana Nyad, Open Water Swimmer

From the archive: 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…

National Running Show, 25th-26th January

As a special offer for SportPursuit members, you can register for free tickets to the National Running Show – use code PURSUIT to redeem your tickets for free here. The National Running show is taking place 25th-26th January at The NEC, Birmingham. It’s your chance to get stuck in with all the exciting activities and exhibitors in the…

Interview with Tamara Lunger, Alpine Climber

From the archive: Tamara Lunger is one of the stars of the European Outdoor Film Tour 2016. The two hour special edit of the year’s best outdoor and adventure films includes the 28 year old Italian’s ascent without supplemental oxygen of K2.  The rising star of the alpine climbing world also held the World Champion…

Win your Christmas Shop with our Christmas Treesure Hunt!

Sleigh bells ring, are you shopping… it’s the time when everyone is busy stuffing their stocking with sporting treats or searching for the perfect deal for that certain someone. We decided to spread the Christmas cheer and do some good with an exciting Christmas Treesure hunt! While you hunt down your perfect Christmas deals we…

The Kit List: December 2019

There’s a lot to look forward to in December: festive activities and pre-Christmas training, seeing friends and family and maybe a bit of indulgence in food and drink. For skiers and snowboarders, winter has properly come to the Northern Hemisphere; for everyone else, it’s time to settle into your winter training plan and dig out…

Gear Guides: everything you need to know about merino wool

You may have noticed more and more clothing being made from merino wool: base layers to insulated jackets, socks to casual shirts. The recent trend has led to more people thinking about the different properties of wool compared to synthetic materials and how they might be suited to different activities. Brands continue to experiment with…

Black Friday 2019!

It’s here, after all that waiting… Black Friday 2019 has arrived! Forget fighting your way through the high street this weekend – we’ve got you covered with hundreds of great deals at up to 80% off on SportPursuit. Sit back, relax, and get stuck in to our Black Friday shop > Not found what you’re…

Arrive in style in any weather

Don’t let the winter ruin your love affair on two wheels. The colder months can be tricky – it’s not always pleasant to be out on the bike in the cold, wet, or dark (or all three) – but there’s not much that can beat being on a bike. The team at Vulpine, creators of…

Sustainability in snowsports

As skiers and snowboarders we care about protecting the mountains – after all, that’s where all the fun is! Finding ways to reduce the impact of our winter pursuits is an important part of taking action to tackle climate change and there are plenty of innovative companies, resorts and brands trying to help as well….

The new Totally Snow magazine

Started in 2015, Totally Active Magazine brings together highlights of our favourite pursuits and active outdoor adventures in one place. Now, just in time to get you stoked for winter Totally Active is launching a new magazine focusing on skiing and snowboarding. Welcome to Totally Snow! Stoked for winter? Shop the pre-season Snowsport Clearance now!…

Interview with Andy Cave, mountaineer

As Lowe Alpine celebrates its 50th anniversary, Totally Active speaks to legendary British mountaineer Andy Cave about his 20 years as an ambassador for the brand and how he was first introduced to climbing. This is an extract from an article first published in October 2017 in Totally Active. You left school to work as…