Indoor Cycling

Cycling legend Graeme Obree was once quoted as saying that, if his house was on fire, the first item he’d rescue from the flames would be his turbo trainer. We’re not saying you have to cherish your indoor trainer to quite the same extent as Mr Obree but, for maintaining consistency and quality of cycle…

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…

Ironman Kona training with Antony Costes

This post is from the archive and was originally posted in October 2018. Only a couple of weeks remain before the triathlon event of the season: Ironman World Championships Kona.  One man will be utterly focused on this mission – elite triathlete Antony Costes, nicknamed Le Tigre. Having participated in his first triathlon at the…

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…

Always Aim High Events 2019

You may have heard the exciting news that we are partnering with Always Aim High Events and their amazing series of UK endurance events. From mile to marathon, trail run to triathlon, they produce amazing races and fun occasions in some of the most stunning scenery in the UK. And with a range of distances…

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…

Interview with Lucy Gossage, Triathlete

Lucy Gossage is a cancer doctor who last year put her career on hold to become a full-time, professional triathlete.   A self-confessed late starter, Lucy didn’t do any sport seriously at school or university. Her first triathlon a decade ago was a New Year’s challenge to herself and she only tried Ironman after a bet…

Chairlift Chat – Our Competition Winners in Chamonix

A special winter competition this year gave one SportPursuit customer and three of their friends the chance to escape to Chamonix with J.Lindeberg and Flexiski. We caught up with the lucky winner, Vivienne, to hear about the experience. SportPursuit: Hi Vivienne! How did it feel to win our prize draw and head off on a…

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…

Tour of Flanders Sportive

With a love of cobbles, mud and beer, Totally Active Editor Nik Cook heads to Belgium to tackle the 239 kilometre Tour of Flanders sportive. This is a feature article from Totally Active Magazine originally posted 3rd October 2016. Like all cycling fans I’ll avidly watch the Grand Tours but the races that really fire me up…

Interview with Anna Frost, Ultrarunner

From the archive: New Zealander Anna Frost has been a professional ultra runner since 2004, following a hectic schedule travelling and racing all over the world.  From the peak of setting a new record for the Transvulcania Ultramarathon in May 2012 she hit rock bottom, suffering with female athlete triad, a hormonal imbalance which caused…

Afan Welsh Gravity Enduro Mash-Up

A freelance journalist and sponsored rider, polymath cyclist Juliet Elliott loves exploring every corner of the cycling world. Throwing herself into every challenge she finds upon her journey, Juliet’s never happier than when on two wheels. In this feature from Totally Active, Juliet Elliott experiences the thrills and spills of Enduro mountain bike racing. This…

One for the bucket list – skiing in a FOREST!

Check out this clip from behind the scenes ‘Valhalla’ where Matchstick production took the action to the forests with a crew of pro skiers. From the archive: this post was originally published on the SportPursuit blog 4th September 2015. 0

Recipe: Chocolate Protein Pancakes

We love finding new recipes that give you powerful nutrition for your sport. In the case of these delicious Chocolate Protein Pancakes from Peachy Palate, even your Sunday morning treat can be the ideal #WeekendWarrior fuel or a great recovery breakfast after a big workout. INGREDIENTS: Makes one good stack of pancakes For the pancakes:…

Beryl Laserlight – safety through tech

Be visible before you’re seen How the Beryl Laserlight technology keeps you safe while cycling Beryl’s first product, the revolutionary Laserlight, was created to tackle a big problem for city cyclists: being caught in the blind spot. The Laserlight is the safest bike light on the road. It is a front light combined with a…

Moonlit mountain biking

“Riding at speed through the moonlit night is a whole different animal from the daylight… Sure, the lights make it a little easier, but everything just comes at you a lot quicker!” -Enduro World Series 39th-ranked rider Cody Kelley Check out Cody Kelley prepping for the Enduro World Series, riding under Utah’s beautiful night sky. From…

Recipe – Banoffee Boost Slices

We all know that fuel is key to performance but it can also be a delicious treat before, after or during a training session. Or, in the case of these Raw Banoffee Boost Slices, with a cup of tea and your feet up on a Sunday afternoon! Using Aduna Banana Boost Energy Bars (awesome on…

The Kit List – September 28th

What you should be reading, watching and listening to. Plus our top gear picks this week. Read Alex Honnold is both an inspirational and problematic figure in climbing. Technically accomplished, a remarkable performance athlete, he is also most well known for incredibly risky “free soloing” ascents climbing alone without any ropes. Outdoor Magazine reflects on…

Skiers turn Boston streets into urban playground

While most Massachusetts residents were busy digging themselves out from the 68 inches of snow that fell in February of 2015, the athletes at Teton Gravity Research (TGR) were turning the streets of Boston into their own urban playground. This post was first published on 19th February 2016. 0

How’s this for a bike-friendly office space?

SRAM Headquarters was captured in action over the course of one day with employees providing their perspective on their new Perkins+Will designed workplace. This is “One Day at SRAM” – their space, their story. This post was originally published on 9th September 2016. 0