Pursuit Picks – top sporting podcasts

We all need a bit of inspiration every now and then. Pursuit Picks is our way of highlighting a selection of things we’re enjoying, sharing and exchanging recommendations across the SportPursuit community. We hope you find something exciting in our curation, and we look forward to discovering new suggestions from you as well – just…

Most Popular Stories So Far in 2020

The SportPursuit community is an amazing world of inspiration – just one glance at our #MyPursuit tag on Instagram shows how many incredible adventures and activities our members get up to. With all these people passionate about their pursuits we never have a shortage of great stories and content to share – here is a…

Totally Active – Spring 2020

The latest issue of Totally Active Magazine is hot off the press and ready to read for free- check it out now! Packed with plenty of inspiration, advice and information, the Spring Edition covers a wide range of adventurous and sporting pursuits. There is something for everyone! Shop our latest sales now > With regular…

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…

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. Shop our cycling collections now > What is it? If you’re…

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…

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. Shop running on SportPursuit now > 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…

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…

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…

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…

All the best ski film trailers for 2019

It’s that time of year – as the snow levels start to build in resorts across the Northern Hemisphere, so does the excitement for the winter season ahead. Skiers and snowboarders everywhere feel that familiar tug of anticipation and eagerly await their first trip to the mountains. In the meantime, an avalanche of awesome ski…

3 reasons every road cyclist should visit Yorkshire

This is a guest feature from Epic Road Rides, the team that create independent guides to the world’s best road cycling destinations. Their website shares firsthand accounts of the top rides in each destination as well as free GPX downloads, tips on where to stay and bike hire. Road cycling in Yorkshire is big news….

Your new favourite ski show – The White Out

Our friends over at InTheSnow are obsessed with skiing. Whatever time of year they are there to bring you top ski content: reviews of all the latest gear, interviews with legends of the sport, new and unique destinations and of course all the latest mountain news from across the globe. This year, they’ve gone one step…

5 Tour de France climbs every serious cyclist needs to conquer

This is a guest feature from Epic Road Rides, the team that create independent guides to the world’s best road cycling destinations. Their website shares firsthand accounts of the top rides in each destination as well as free GPX downloads, tips on where to stay and bike hire. It’s July, which for road cyclists means…

The New Totally Active Podcast

Our friends at the amazing Totally Active Magazine have just launched a brand new podcast that’s sure to excite anyone interested in sports and the outdoors. Each episode host Jimmy Hyland talks to runners, cyclists, triathletes, adventurers and industry professionals about the sports they love. Get ready for inspirational stories, pro advice and some great…

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…

The Kit List: May 2019

To coincide with the glorious weather gracing the UK, we’ve had a strong start to the summer of sport. There is always a real feeling of excitement as the sporting calendar ticks of those grand dates: Paris Roubaix, the London Marathon, the final run of the ski season… Here’s what we’ve been enjoying and what’s…

Preview: SportPursuit Slateman Triathlon 2019

*UPDATE* Read the full race report from the 2019 SportPursuit Slateman Triathlon here. Triathlons come in all shapes and sizes. It’s part of the fun as a first-time triathlete or a seasoned pro that the exciting trio of swim, run, bike can take you to some amazing new places and remarkable courses. Reviewed by 247…

Cactus the dog takes on the Marathon de Sables

It’s renowned as one of the most brutal and iconic ultra events of the calendar, but one four-legged competitor couldn’t resist joining in with the Marathon de Sables this year. Cactus the dog joined in during one of the stages of the desert-running event and continued to the finish! Understandably Cactus has got lots of…

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…

Meet the Professionals Behind the Goggles

Many of us have dreamed of giving up our day jobs and moving to the mountains in pursuit of a life of skiing. For professional ski patrollers, they’ve taken that dream a step further by helping the rest of us enjoy the mountains in safety. Who are these professionals behind the goggles? Ski patrollers wake…

The Bob Graham Round

Claire Maxted is an all-round outdoor lover, runner, cyclist, occasional climber and kayaker who has adventured all over the world but still insists the UK in good weather conditions is the best playground on the planet. She is editor of Trail Running magazine.  This is a feature article from Totally Active Magazine originally posted on 30th September…