Racing And Training As A Vegan Athlete

Source – Mike Haller (Flickr Creative Commons) Ten months ago as a cash-strapped student, I changed my dietary habits and gave up meat in a bid to save up some money for a new time-trial bike and the rapidly escalating maintenance costs of road cycling and triathlon. After a few weeks off the meat, I…

Do One Thing, Do It Well – Cyclebeat

Fitness Craze Forget Bikram Yoga, Zumba and Bootcamp classes. Indoor spinning is set to be the next major fitness craze to hit the capital. Most fitness addicts have tried indoor spinning at their local gym. For those of you who are new to the concept of spinning – think indoor cycling machines, loud music, disco…

Surviving The 2013 Club Relay Championships

Where? National Water Sports Centre, Nottingham What? Relay x 4: 500m swim – 15k bike – 5k run The Club relay championships are legendary now in the UK, having started in 1991 and growing in size and reputation ever since. In 1991 there was just 120 competitors, whilst last year saw over 2000 lucky athletes…

Product Profile – Beet IT SPORT – Concentrated Beetroot Juice Shots!

Here at SportPursuit, we understand the importance of good nutrition as part of an overall healthy lifestyle.  In an ideal world, we would probably prepare everything from scratch, but practicality tends to get in the way.  Amongst the hustle and bustle of modern life, we appreciate products that offer good nutrition on the go.  Always…

The UK’s Best Mountain Bike Trails (As Chosen By You)

image credit: Natash Ramasay Like all cycling, mountain biking is on the up in the UK; a recent estimate put the worth of the UK bike industry at over £900m. Whether you’re a hardened downhiller replete with full-face helmet and neck-brace, or a lycra-clad cross-country climber, as a pastime riding off-road is hugely varied; and…

The Best Ways To See The Tennis At Wimbledon (Tickets Or Otherwise!)

We can hardly believe it, but it’s that time of year again; when strawberries, cream and camping on the streets of one of London’s leafy western suburbs temporarily usurp football and the queen as Britains most quintessential symbols. That’s right, the dull thud of lime-green felt-lined balls means Wimbledon is back!   The Championships are…

The SportPursuit Splash & Dash – Round 1

Last weekend was the first round of our multisport swim/race series, the SportPursuit Splash & Dash. With around 150 competitors coming out to the West Reservoir Centre bright and early; we had a great time supporting them in the challenges – and it didn’t take long for our supplies of jelly babies and bananas to…

The SportPursuit Splash – Round 1

 Last weekend, a hardy group of swimmers joined us down on the banks of the West Reservoir Centre in London; to help us kick off our 2013 event season, at Round 1 of the Sport Pursuit Splash! Click here for full event results Click here for the photo album   Arriving at the West Reservoir…

The SportPursuit Splash – Round 1 – Results

  We had a great time hosting the SportPursuit Splash – the inaugural round of our 2013 event series – last weekend! Well done to all who took part! Click here for the full event report Click here to book for the next round Full Event Results The SportPursuit Splash – 3km Place Bib #…

Bespoked Bristol

Who made your bicycle? This weekend just past, Bristol hosted the 2013 UK Handmade Bicycle Show, known as Bespoked Bristol. Promoting the international talents of independent bicycle makers and designers, there was an amazing array of ideas and craftsmanship on display; so we sent Chris over to check it out. Said Chris: “Bespoked Bristol is a…

Introducing: The SportPursuit Splash & Dash 2013

Hot on the heels of last month’s announcement of the SportPursuit Open Water Swim Series, we are again proud to announce a new aquathlon event, the SportPursuit Splash and Dash! In conjunction with triathlon event specialists Capital Tri, the aquathlon will be taking place across two dates this summer – 16th June & 11th August…

Introducing: Cyclebeat…and the Beatboard.

Last weekend our Marketing Director Bryn headed to the novel Cyclebeat indoor cycling studio just by London Bridge, to try his hand at their great new approach to spinning classes. Indoor Cycling is Cyclebeat’s thing, and they do it well. Open to beginners and experts alike; their twist to the tried and tested spinning bike is the…

Triathlon Survey: We Need Your Help!

Triathlon is a thriving sport in the UK, with the profile of the sport continuing to go from strength to strength. The popularity of icons like the Brownlee brothers and Helen Jenkins have helped to further enhance the profile of the sport. We’re excited by the growth and love to see so many people rising to…

SportPursuit Pledge Ledge Victory!

We’d like to wish congratulations to Paul Smith, the official winner of the 2012 SportPursuit Pledge Ledge. Paul has pledged to run 12 half/full marathons this year, culminating in the ‘Thunder Run’ – a 24 hour running challenge – and came out tops with 507 votes. Paul’s enthusiasm towards his personal challenge and the competition…

The SportPursuit Pledge Ledge – Voting Heats Up!

Things are heating up on the SportPursuit Pledge Ledge with the top five entries currently neck and neck according to votes. The £500 prize is still any of theirs to claim. Overwhelmed by the positive response we received from the entrants and having been quite moved by their incredible ambitions for 2012, we have decided…

Tell us your 2012 Sporting Pledge, win £500!

What ambitions, challenges or escapades do you have planned for this year? Head to our Facebook Page and add your Pledge to our Pledge Ledge Challenge. The entry with the most votes will win £400 of kit toward helping them achieve their goal, with a further £100 to a charity of their choice. So what…