Archive for the ‘History of Sport’ Category

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]