The Kit List: September 2019

A distinct chill in the air and slowly changing colours on the trees – summer is officially on the way out.

Hanging out with Steve McClure

He is one of the most acclaimed rock climbers in the world, a four-time British Lead Champion, and a Marmot sponsored athlete. Steve McClure joined SportPursuit customers for a weekend of climbing and kit testing up in Hope Valley, in the Peak District.

Teaming up with adventure specialists Blackbox Adventures, we got the chance to climb with Steve, test out the latest kit from Edelrid and Red Chili climbing equipment, and enjoy the very best of the #MyPursuit lifestyle. Stay tuned for more highlights!

Cycling is back on home turf

After a summer of dramatic Grand Tour action on the continent it’s great to see professional cyclists turning to the UK for their next challenge. September is a huge month for road cycling on our fair island as the Tour de Britain is quickly followed by the UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire.

Quiet roads and iconic climbs – just a couple of the reasons to visit Yorkshire for your next cycling trip. Copyright Epic Road Rides.

If you find yourself inspired to discover more of the home of UK cycling, you’re not alone. Epic Road Rides have put together a list of reasons why every road cyclist should visit Yorkshire.

Let’s Grow Together

Love the outdoor playgrounds where you can practise, enjoy and push yourself with your favourite pursuits? So do we… In order to help protect the outdoor environments we cherish so much, we are partnering with a number of organisations to support reforestation projects worldwide.

We want everyone in the SportPursuit community to be able to play a part, so to get started we’ll be planting two trees for every new member referred by a friend in the next month.

1. Refer a friend to SportPursuit
2. Your friend joins and gets access to great deals on kit they’ll love
🌳 We plant you both a tree!

We’ll be sharing stories from the projects we are supporting and more about why planting trees is important.

Ben Smith talks to the Totally Active podcast

We’ve been supporting Ben on his journey to the big 401 USA 2020 Challenge raising awareness and funding for anti-bullying and mental health charities. It’s always inspiring to hear Ben’s story and his conversation with Jimmy Hyland on the Totally Active Podcast is well worth a listen.

You can see all the episodes from the Totally Active podcast on their website here or subscribe on your favourite podcast provider.

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