Archive for October, 2012

Motorcycle Sport in the UK

Motor Sport is popular across the world and is split between four wheels and two. The later, Motorcycle Sport has a very rich and proud history. The first motorcycles started being manufactured in the second half of the 19th century and came about as a result of the  “safety bicycle,” which is a bicycle with […]

Winter Sports in Europe

It’s coming up to that time of year again, where skiers and snowboarders start looking for the best snow holiday deals. Skiing and snowboarding is big business and you don’t have to travel far to find the white stuff. Many European ski resorts offer some fantastic affordable skiing and snowboarding such as Chamonix in France, […]

History of The Americas Cup

The history of The America’s Cup stretches back a long way and it is regarded as the oldest “active” trophy in international sport. The Cup is actually a trophy which is awarded to the winner of a series of match races between two sailing yachts. One of the yachts is the defender, and it represents […]

Bupa Great Birmingham Run 2012

The Bupa Great Birmingham Run, is probably better known as the Birmingham Half Marathon. The organisation of the event by Bupa is now in its second year, and it is the largest half marathon in the Midlands and one of the fastest growing half marathons in the UK. It was originally known simply as the […]

Outdoor Pursuits Equipment & Clothing

If you love outdoor pursuits and also love sport then it’s likely you will be familiar with the winter an how the cold can affect you when you’re out either participating outdoor sports or even just as a spectator. Outdoor recreation or outdoor sports activity is leisure pursuits engaged in outside. Examples of these include […]

Choosing the right Football Boots

Without the right football gear you won’t be at your best. The basic FIFA rules regarding football equipment and clothing is simple: A player must not use equipment or wear anything that is dangerous to himself or another player – that includes any kind of jewellery. Footballers should also use shin-guards that must be fully […]

Watches for the Sporty and Fashionable Man

When you consider accessories for most sports, rarely do people think of a watch. Wearing ‘jewellery’ can be a health hazard in some sports, but in others a watch is essential. Activities such as racing, mountain climbing and diving require a watch to keep track of the time when a phone or mobile device is […]

Equestrianism and Sport

In the UK, equestrianism covers a wide variety of horse riding and one of the most popular areas of equestrianism is through sport. Using horses in sport or as part of sport in the UK dates back hundreds of years, from dueling and racing, to horse riding during hunting. The main sports in which a […]

Triathlon as a Growing Sport

The 2012 Olympic Games in London highlighted one of the UK’s fastest growing and most enduring sporting events “the triathlon”. A triathlon is a multiple stage competition which involves the completion of three continuous and sequential endurance disciplines. The word “triathlon” comes from the Greek language and was made up of two words which were […]

Mountain Biking Past and Present

Mountain biking first started becoming popular in the 1970s.  The term ‘mountain bike’ is basically a bicycle which is designed for off-road use, travelling over rocks, through woods, steep inclines, dirt trails and generally rough terrain. The history of mountain biking is a bit of a mish mash of cyclo-cross from Europe and the Roughstuff […]