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Junior BMX Rider Scores Medal Success for Team GB.

Junior BMX Rider Scores Medal Success for Team GB.
Whilst the national stars of Team GB’s BMX contingent may have limped away from the recent UCI World Championships in Birmingham, it wasn’t all doom and gloom for the large home crowd. Bethany Shriever, a 13-year-old rider from Braintree, went some way to reversing the British misfortune by capturing the silver in the junior women’s category. Her success marks her out as “one to watch” for... 

The Search For Lost Climbing Guidebooks Is On!

The Search For Lost Climbing Guidebooks Is On!
The British Mountaineering Council (BMC) has appealed to the public to assist in the hunt for a number of rare mountaineering and climbing guidebooks. The organisation is in the process of compiling a comprehensive bibliography of British climbing books and is hoping that their call for assistance will enable the completion of this gigantic literary survey. The end product is likely to reference up... 

Do All Good Skaters Go To America?

Do All Good Skaters Go To America?
The U.K. skate industry is tiny by comparison to that of our American friends. The US has the best new parks and training facilities, the most cohesive media and the biggest sponsors – the list is pretty endless actually. Where America leads, Britain follows; the arrival of skate plazas being a prime example. Add to this the fact that the most successful and iconic skaters are nearly always... 

Why Invest In U.K. Extreme Sports?

Why Invest In U.K. Extreme Sports?
Following an article on the lack of funding for U.K. snow sports, we had a few people get in touch to voice their opinions on the subject. A couple of readers questioned the justification for investment at a time when the country is facing very severe cuts in public services. Without wanting to go all Paxman on you, this question really goes to the heart of the current economic debate. Extreme sports... 

Skateboard Showdown In Ripper Country

Skateboard Showdown In Ripper Country
Downtown Showdown Hits London Think of Spitalfields and you think of Jack the Ripper, London’s favourite mass murderer. Failing naughty Jack, you’d probably think of  hipster types, pouncing about Brick Lane. Either way, it’s not a pretty picture. But worry not Spitalfields, all this is about change, as Downtown Showdown arrives in London. Vans Downtown Showdown is an epic... 

Downhill Biking – Gravity’s Extreme Sport.

Downhill Biking - Gravity's Extreme Sport.
Downhill Biking – Gravity’s Extreme Sport. Downhill mountain biking or DH for short is a time trial event assisted by gravity. Riders start at intervals of 30 seconds and race against the clock, on courses which generally take between two to five minutes to complete. The timing equipment used is similar to that of downhill skiing. Placing is determined by the fastest time, and is often... 

New Single Track Mountain Bike Trail Opens in New Forest

A new mountain biking trail has been opened in the New Forest. The trail is innovative and has been designed by a world leader in the field of track design, yet already the site’s future is looking tenuous. Love Extreme Sports checks out the story behind the new single track trail at Moors Valley Country Park. A new 7km single track mountain bike trail has been opened in Moors Valley Country... 

Recession! What Recession? Extreme Sports defy the economic doom with a financial boom!

As Private Frazer of the Walmington Home Guard famouly said  - “we’re doomed”. Yes, the economic outlook is looking bleak for the United Kingdom. As Cameron and Clegg continue to slash government spending, experts are forecasting a deeply biting recession, involving job losses, a decline in spending and generally large doses of unhappiness all round. Not so it seems for extreme... 

Summer Surf 2010 – looking back at the best of U.K. surfing

The surf season in the U.K. is drawing to a close, but is by no means over yet. Some of the best surf is still to be had throughout September and, if you can take the cold, into the month of October as well.That said, we’ve definitely had the best of what 2010 is going to offer and it’s certainly not been a disappointing year. Once again, it seems Cornwall was the place to be. August 09th... 

British Kitesurfing Championship 2010

This month, the small town of Walney was the focus of national attention amongst the kitesurfing community after the British Kitesurfing championship arrived in town. Enthusiasts from all corners of the U.K. battled it out  as part of the Kite-ival, one of the growing extreme sports based festivals. Earnse Bay was the location for four British Championship freestyle and racing competitions. The three... 
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