14 good reasons to turn back before the summit

Live for the Outdoors (LFTO) wrote a serious, advisory post following an article in Trail Magazine about reasons that should make you think about turning back before reaching the summit.  Whether you are a walker, mountaineer, mountain biker, skier, runner or other, these reasons are certainly worth considering: Bad Weather - snow, rain, cold and … Continue reading 14 good reasons to turn back before the summit

£1 million for Mountain Biking in Scotland

Mecca for Mountain Biking The 7stanes are eight mountain biking centres in southern Scotland. The public sector organisations behind the mountain biking scheme have recently announced that they will provide £1 million of funding over the next three years. The BBC have reported that the announcement has been praised by Environment Minister Mike Russell, who … Continue reading £1 million for Mountain Biking in Scotland

iRoc Race: Run, Cycle and Orienteer on Durham Downs

The iRoc Race is a new race set-up by inov8, a UK company specialising in trail running shoes for UK running conditions. The iRoc race is an adventure race relying on competitors to run, mountain bike and find their own way around a course.  We think this is great news considering how it will put … Continue reading iRoc Race: Run, Cycle and Orienteer on Durham Downs

Outdoor sports athlete looking for sponsorship?

Help getting sponsorship... We realise it's not easy breaking into the professional world of outdoor sports.  The British Mountaineering Council have been lobbying for many years for more funding and increased status of outdoor sports, so we know it's not easy. We can help you increase your profile... If you're an amateur outdoor sports person … Continue reading Outdoor sports athlete looking for sponsorship?

2008 Outdoor Industry Consumer Survey Results

The Outdoor Industry Association published the results of an industry-wide consumer survey today, providing a great insight into consumer buying decisions.  Are you a bite-size outdoor sports enthusiast or a fully-committed one sports person? What outdoor sports and activities do you do? Respondents claimed to regularly participate in outdoor sports and activities.  These include: 91% … Continue reading 2008 Outdoor Industry Consumer Survey Results