And professional sport is often the inspiration – for example the London Marathon, Andy Murray’s heroics at Wimbledon or the Tour de France. Indeed, according to a survey from Sustrans, last year’s Grand Depart inspired almost a quarter of the UK population to get onto a bike for the first time or to ride one more often.
And after the phenomenal Games in London in 2012, Sport England said that the number of people in England playing sport at least once a week grew by 750,000.
While it’s great news that the nation is getting up and getting moving, the loss of a few pounds around the waist might be offset by the loss of a lot more pounds from your wallet – because it costs quite a bit to get started, or you get carried away and buy all the latest gear. Continue reading