The Kit List: June 2019

Sunshine, long summer days, and some epic adventures – that’s what we’re hoping for in the next month. Here’s your dose of monthly news, inspiration, and gear tips…

Roll on, summer riding

It only took the first couple of days of the Giro d’Italia to get us really excited to be back in the saddle for summer. Whether you’ve been suffering through training all winter or have just dusted off the bike for your first fair-weather miles, we all love those balmy summer evenings and sunny cafe stops. SportPursuit HQ will be heading to Richmond Park for morning laps before work, but we can’t help dreaming bigger – maybe it’s time to head to the continent for a summer adventure with All Things Ride… watch this space!

Merino Madness

A ewes-ful technical layer that is also baaa-rilliant for relaxing with your flock? That’s merino wool!

If you haven’t tried the natural wonder fabric of merino then it’s time to join the herd. We’ve been looking at what makes merino wool so special and the top new brands that are changing the way people see natural fabrics. With the British summer bound to be typically unreliable, we think you can trust nature to have your back.

Give it a Tri!

May saw the Suunto Adventure Triathlon Series get off to a flying start with the SportPursuit Slateman Triathlon. The incredible trio of endurance events from Always Aim High Events is worth adding to your race calendar – athletes praise the stunning scenery, fun and supportive atmosphere, and varied routes.

Will from SportPursuit crosses the finish line at the Slateman Triathlon
Will from SportPursuit HQ crosses the line smiling at the Slateman Triathlon – read how he got on in our monthly team update.

Also coming up this month for triathletes seeking glory on the podium is the Cardiff Triathlon – check out the details and enter at Always Aim High Events.

Cody Townsend: The Fifty

For anyone missing the snow too much, you can still keep the stoke high by following pro skier Cody Townsend’s latest project. The Fifty is charting Cody’s attempt to ski all of the lines in the iconic American ski book, “Fifty Classic Descents of North America“. The best part? There are all impressive ascents as well, with some serious mountaineering, ski touring and avalanche safety skills on display in each episode.

If seeing those big mountain lines gets you excited for next winter, maybe it’s time to start looking at travel options for your first trip of 2019/20? Protect Our Winters UK has one way you can minimize the impact of your travel to and from resort: take the train!

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