4 ways you can be kind on your adventures for National GetOutside Day

Each year people across the UK come together to celebrate National GetOutside Day. It’s a chance to appreciate the outdoors, share it with friends and family, and celebrate all the reasons we love it so much. This year National GetOutside Day takes place on Sunday 26 September 2021 and the theme is “Be Kind”. The…

Green Outdoors Magazine: Leaving Less Trace

If, like us, you love the outdoors, escaping to nature, and enjoying all the awesome pursuits it has to offer, then we think you will also love Green Outdoors. The magazine brings together the latest green news for outdoors enthusiasts, how to travel and purchase gear with sustainability in mind, as well as profiles and…

The Brilliant Moment

“All your preparations, all the early mornings and later nights will lead you to a place you’d only imagined. Be bold. Reach for new experiences. Find The Brilliant Moment.” 0

The ultimate list: sources of inspiration for outdoor enthusiasts

Source: Asaf Antman (Flickr Creative Commons) What inspires YOU to get outdoors? Earlier this week, we asked the SportPursuit community to share with us their favourite sources of inspiration. From the movies that they watch to the people that they follow on Twitter, we wanted to find out what gets our community pumped up and…

Enjoy a walk in nature!

Modern day living in today’s hyperconnected society can be draining even at the best of times. Sometimes it’s essential just to slip away from the weekly work cycle and escape the city. Stepping away from Facebook, turning off the smartphone and reconnecting with nature revitalises and rejuvenates. With its thumping soundtrack and inspiring visuals, this…

Strangest athlete superstitions and rituals in sports

  Friday the 13th is possibly the most superstitious day/date combo known to man.  Whether your rituals for this day involve fearlessly embracing ‘just another day’ in the Gregorian calendar, something quirky with horse shoes or locking yourself in your bedroom and nervously browsing the Internet, this list of the strangest athlete superstitions and rituals…

SportPursuit & Cyclebeat: The Blogger Spin-Off

Earlier this week, certain members of SportPursuit HQ decided it was high time the office got out together for some group exercise; and ever ones to share our love of sport, we decided to invite some of our favourite bloggers and writers along to local spinning club – Cyclebeat – for our inaugural SportPursuit Spin-Off!…

How to become a morning person in 8 steps

Source – Riley Kaminer (Flickr Creative Commons) Becoming a morning person is pretty difficult if it doesn’t come naturally. At SportPursuit, we try and get up nice and early, but it’s easier said than done as the difference between being a morning person and a night owl can often come down to genetics. It’s all…

10 Inspirational Places To Run In Britain

1. Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh Image credit: Lawrence Murray A mountain amid a city, a volcanic plug, a tourist honeypot. Run over grassy ramparts, slip beneath the towering Salisbury Crags, try not to stop running on a steep, winding, unending staircase, scramble the final steps to the rocky, breezy summit of Arthur’s Seat. While you are unlikely…

In A Different Light: Notorious Drug Cheats – The Before & After

After the revelation this week that both Tyson Gay and Asafa Powell – once both strong proponents of ‘clean’ competition – had been caught out in drugs testing earlier this year, we’ve pulled together quotes from some of the world’s most famous athletes, both before and after they were caught doping. Ironic and humourous, it’s…

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…

Donhou Bicycles: Experiments in Speed – New Teaser

Following up from our post on record-breaking legend José Meiffret last month; Donhou and Spindle Productions have just released this teaser on a project they ran earlier this year; featuring a similar motor-paced bicycle. The video is due to be released later this month; but even the clip out today has us excited: We can’t wait to see…

San Boldo Pass – The Road of 100 Days (in 100 Seconds)

One for the avid climbers this week – Welcome to the San Boldo Pass in Northern Italy! Comprising of 706m of elevation spread across 17km – and featuring this very unique mountain feature – the San Boldo Pass is known colloquially as the ‘strada di cento giorno’, or ‘Road of 100 Days’. This title was…

Aspect Media tease us with their latest preview of Antidote

UK action sport film-makers Aspect Media have been beavering away the past couple of months on their latest mountain bike offering, Antidote. Today they’ve just released a teaser segment from the film, featuring British pros Danny Hart, Sam Pilgrim and Sam Reynolds – We’re particularly big fans of the Sam P’s caravan jump!   Doug…

The Best Mountain Bike Blogs No Rider Should Miss

We love all sports here in the SP office; between the 40 of us we’ve got triathletes, runners, climbers, slackliners, skiers, snowboarders, swimmers, golfers, hikers, footballers, rugby players and even skydivers. However, above all else there’s one sport that just about everyone in the office enjoys, and that’s cycling. Five times as many of us…