3 Things You Need for A Cross Country Cycling Trip

Heading out on a massive cross country cycling trip is a rewarding experience. You will see beautiful sights as you take the less-traveled roads and get a serious workout along the way. But it is also a difficult experience and you need to make sure you are fully prepared for it. Not just physically but practically as well. So here are three things you need before you set out.

 

Repair Kit

Nothing is worse than your bike breaking in the middle of nowhere. With poor phone service and little chance of anyone stumbling upon you, you’d be forced to carry your bike and all your possessions on foot. A horrifying thought. So, make sure you have a basic bike repair kit. This includes chain oil and spare links. Tire patching equipment and a pump. And even some spare nuts and bolts in case something comes loose.

 

Water

This is necessity number one! Cycling is a physically draining exercise and you will need to stay hydrated. Even if the weather is cold you need to make sure you are regularly topping your body up with large amounts of water. So make sure you always have a few bottles filled. An insulated one that can keep your water cold is a good idea.

 

Cargo Trailer

A nifty little device designed to make hauling all your equipment much easier. It attaches to the back of your bike and rides along with you. You will want to make sure you get a sturdy one that can survive any terrain. We suggest you read up on cargo trailers to know what one to purchase and how they work. You need to make sure they have all-terrain wheels if you are going along a particularly rough route.

Wilderness Survival: 6 Tips to Improve Your Camping Experience

Camping is something that every outdoor lover should experience at some point in their lives, whether it is out in the wilderness of the great outdoors or just in your back garden. You don’t have to be an expert to pack up and head out camping, however, there are a few things that you should bear in mind before heading out, in order to make the most of your camping experience. By the end of your trip, you want to be able to tell stories about the fun that you had and the sights that you saw, not how you forgot to bring fuel for the cooker or a spare blanket to keep you warm. To help you ensure that your camping experience is the best that it can be, here is a shortlist of tips to consider before going.

 

Put together a camping essentials box

It is very easy to forget something important in the packing process before you go camping. That’s why it is a good idea to always have a camping essentials box ready to go that is packed with all of the things you are definitely going to need. This box can include things like a torch, matches, a first aid kit, or anything similar; that way you can pack it away easily, and if a situation arises on the trip where you might need one fo these objects you know you definitely have it with you.

Invest in a good backpack

When camping, it is very likely that you are going to want to spend time seeing sights and taking in nature, you may go for a simple walk or a long hike but either way, you’re going to need a good backpack. There are many good brands and styles to choose from but you want to make sure that you choose one which can hold a lot without having too much extra weight as you do not want to have to carry something very heavy around with you whilst walking. There are a number of backpacks made by The North Face, which come highly recommended by an Italian traveler, and if there’s one person to trust the most when it comes to fashion and recommendations for the best fashion or clothing brand to buy from, it would be an Italian, as they are notoriously known for their stylish ways. If you are in need of a new bag, learn more about these backpacks with a breakdown of the best backpacks you can get.

Choose your campsite carefully

Something that you may not think too much into when camping but definitely should is where exactly you plan to go and the campsite where you want to set up your tent. Campsites vary hugely, with some being more family-friendly and filled with play parks, cafés, and small shops, whilst others are a lot more rural and basic that provide just the basic amenities. Knowing which one would suit you and your campmates best, whether it’s a group of your friend or your family, is a key part of planning your camping trip to make sure you have the best experience possible.

Consider your comfort

Whilst it may seem fun to have a go at sleeping in a sleeping bag, if you’re camping for more than one or two nights it will begin to get very uncomfortable and you may return home with a bad back. Investing in an airbed or even just a foam pad can improve your camping experience tenfold as you not only are provided with a bit of comfort but it can also keep you warm as nights in a tent tend to find temperatures plummeting. Pack a few extra blankets or some ground pillows to really maximize your comfort and to make your tent as cozy as possible.

Plan your meals

Planning meals in advance of leaving is a fool-proof plan to ensure that you don’t leave any cooking essentials behind. If you plan your meals it means you know exactly what ingredients and utensils you will need to cook them and thus will save a lot of hassle and stress of trying to decide what to cook and what you need whilst on your trip. If you’ve ever been camping before you may be familiar with the feeling of realization that you’ve forgotten one essential ingredient or utensil but by baring your meals in mind whilst pack, you can be assured that you won’t leave anything behind.

Learn how to pitch a tent

This one may seem very obvious but you would be surprised how many people go to the campsite without first learning how to pitch their tents. I’m sure we’re all familiar with the funny TV trope where the men pick a fight with a tent and lose, and its something that no one wants to replicate. Learning how to pitch a tent and taking the time to read the instructions for your specific tent will make the set up so much easier and slightly less embarrassing when it comes to pitching it at the campsite.

 

Although some of these camping tips may have seemed more obvious than others, they are all essential and will hopefully help to improve your camping experience so you can enjoy a stressfree trip. Sometimes it really is the simple things that you may not initially think of that will completely change up how smoothly things go.

How Diving is Making a Comeback in 2020

Ocean diving is not an activity that is for the faint of heart, as you leave the relative safety of the land for new aquatic surroundings. Diving rose to popularity in the late 1940s as a cheap new hobby introduced to the British isles by WW2 veterans. Diving took Britain by storm with the youth choosing to have a swim in the freezing North Sea and British Channel. Thankfully, other countries with warmer oceans decided to incorporate scuba diving into their national diet making it a far more pleasant experience. Though it is no longer the gargantuan activity it once was, due to a number of factors, mainly due to a number of stereotypes that began to surround the hobby. This cloud is beginning to clear though and scuba diving is again starting to pick up steam, as this passage will explore.

Knowledge

What has been pivotal in the resurgence of scuba diving is the re-education of the general public. The 1970s saw the release of Spielberg’s Jaws, the film is seen as the original summer blockbuster and it followed a killer shark that plagued an American beach town. This tricked the mass American public into seeing sharks as dangerous killers. An idea that could not be further from the truth. Of the 130 shark attacks in 2018 only 5% of them involved scuba divers, and of this 5 %, none of the incidents resulted in a fatality for shark or diver. With events like Shark Week, the general public has started to realize the fact that there is nothing that really wants to harm you close to any scuba diving spots. The last Shark Week bagged the Discovery channel 30 million viewers; this means 30 million new possible scuba divers. This reeducation is pivotal in saving scuba diving, as much as jaws want you to think otherwise sharks and ocean life are both friendly and beautiful, and many scuba diving companies will let you get far closer to the wildlife than any safari.

Accessibility

Globalization has been extremely important in the growth of ocean diving. It is no longer a hobby for those who are lucky enough to live in a coastal town, but anyone can choose to travel to the coast and join in. There are also numerous educational sources now available for potential divers. The scuba diving subreddit currently has just under 80 thousand members, where people will share photos and experiences from there scuba diving journeys; and with websites like divingpicks.com giving potential divers a real deep dive into numerous different diving topics and the hottest new diving spots; the website is a must for any new diver due to the sheer depth of education.

Price

Finally, the drop in the price of scuba diving has been extremely important in the revival of the hobby. A scuba dive back in the 80s and 90s would likely cost just over a thousand dollars; this price is now sitting at a friendly $200 to $300. This price drop has made people more likely to take a risk on an activity that they are not guaranteed to enjoy. This is not just $200 to $300 in a simple pool of water, but some of the most luxurious spots in the world. This includes the Grand Cayman which is one of the most expensive islands in the Caribbean. This price drop is important in bringing in newcomers to a beautiful sport, for people to have the opportunity to experience some of the most amazing scenes in the natural world is such a wonderful thought and it is important in creating a world that is equal in opportunity and chance, everyone should get to experience scuba diving.

Winter Vs Summer: Sporting Outfit Guides

Any athlete will tell you that preparation is one of the biggest, most vital parts of any sport or fitness regime. You can’t simply run a marathon, you need to train. You can’t simply swim the English channel, you need to be prepared. And preparation comes in many different shapes and sizes. They will also tell you that sports and fitness are often beholden to the ever-changing and uncontrollable seasons. Weather is the greatest ally and biggest enemy of any athlete. The winter seasons bring joy for people who love to ski while bringing ruin to footballers and tennis players. Summer is a surfers paradise but puts a damper on the mood of snowboarders. Weather is unpredictable and changeable, but there are ways to deal with it.

One of the biggest parts of sport preparation is having the right gear. You can’t go out in the winter wearing summer gear and vise versa. It’s impractical and often dangerous as well. Heat-stroke is a very real and serious issue that can stop you dead in your tracks. So we are going to take a look at a sporting outfit guide for both winter and summer. We won’t be looking at many brands or prices, as this guide aims to be useful to athletes of all financial backgrounds. There are many great sites and shops out there like tiux that can cater to everyone.

Summer

Summer is one of the most popular seasons. The sun and fair weather is the perfect outdoor environment and nothing beats hanging around with your friends, playing your favorite sport, and having a good time. But for those with a more serious approach to sports, summer can be difficult. The increased heat puts a massive strain on your body. Exercise naturally heats up your body and makes you sweat. Normally this is great. But during the summer months, this can be dangerous. To that end your outfit needs to work for you.

Shorts are your friend. For more casual sports you could look at baggy shorts with plenty of room for air to circulate through the legs, keeping you cool. If you are looking for something more form-fitting, make sure it is made of breathable material.

Porper sporting socks and shoes are also important. Most of our body heat escapes through our feet, so having a breathable sock on and breathable shoes will allow your body to cool itself down easier.

When it comes to accessories, you will want to invest in a water bottle holder, either one that can attach to your arm or belt, if you are running, or one that can attach to your bike. Staying hydrated is the most important part of summer exercise.

Winter

The winter section is a bit trickier. For normal sports and exercise you will be warming up while you compete so you can’t go wrong with a simple tracksuit outfit. Something that is warm, but not insulated, is a great idea to allow your body to start off warm, but cool down when you warm up naturally.

For those taking part in winter sports, such as snowboarding, you need to invest in some seriously warm gear. Large winter coats with insulation are great. You will want some firm gloves that allow your hands to move still without sacrificing warmth.

In terms of shoes, you will need grip. Falling and injuring yourself is a serious risk, so something with studs or rough soles will be ideal to create the friction needed to keep your balance. lastly you will want to invest in warm headwear. Keeping your head and ears warm is going to help you concentrate massively.

Biggest Charity Sports Events of 2020

For humanity, sports is one activity that truly brings the world together. No matter where you go on this planet someone will be playing some form of sport. So why not incorporate charity? You do not need to ask yourself 21 questions to realise if this is a good thing, as this is the perfect time for a charity in this climate. This popularity has been used to raise money for some extremely important causes; which this passage will detail.

Run For Heroes

Run for Heroes is a UK charity that is relatively new; the event involves a participant strolling, walking or jogging for 5 kilometres to raise money for the coronavirus pandemic. The most famous participant of the Run For Heroes charity is the 99-year-old Captain Tom Moore who has managed to raise over 30 million pounds to fight this virus as this is posted. Run For Heroes has really captured the imagination of the United Kingdom with everyone from the young and old joining in or donating, it is a real light of hope in these dark times.

Big Battlefield Bike Ride Dunkirk

This bike race is not for the faint of heart. The race will consist of 70 miles of daily cycling through the battlefields of World War Two, as 2020 marks the 80th anniversary of the famous British evacuation of Dunkirk. The question you must be asking is what is this gruelling task for? Well, it is raising money for the veterans of the world, aiming to care for their health, their welfare and their families. Surely that is worth the 70 miles of cycling.

The Dart 10 Kilometre Swim

The 10 Kilometre Dart Swim is one of the most renowned swimming events in the United Kingdom. For reference swimming 10 000 meters is one-third of the British channel, so obviously this is an event is for the more athletically gifted, but it is still for an absolutely brilliant cause. The charity aims to raise money for children with physical or sensory disabilities who will be given the chance to learn how to swim. The charity aims to build the confidence of the less fortunate through the use of the pool.

Sahara Trek

On the surface, this may seem like a gruelling task, but the Sahara trek is one of the most life-changing experiences you can participate in. Now do not worry you will not be stranded out in the Sahara on your own, you will have an expert guide taking you through the beauty of the desert, transported by camels and the chance to sleep under clear starry nights. This may seem like more of a holiday and less of a charity event but it is important to realise what this is all for. The charity supports the St. Catherines Hospis which provides the elderly with a peaceful way of leaving the earth. For such a good cause this charity event would simply be amazing to participate in.

London To Brighton Challenge

Another challenge that actually sounds quite nice. As the title would suggest it is a pleasant stroll from London down to the south coast of Brighton. The journey should take an estimated 100 kilometres, but the beautiful views of the south of England and the bonds you will make along the way should more than makeup for it. It must be stated that if this 100-kilometre trek sounds a little too daunting there is always the 50 kilometre and 25-kilometre options. The trek aims to raise money for the British Heart Foundation which supplies support for those with life-threatening or life-affecting heart conditions. A beautiful stroll for a beautiful cause.

Guatemala Impact Marathon

The final introduction to this passage is perhaps the most gruelling of them all; with the Guatemalan impact marathon. As the name would suggest this one is all about distance and endurance. After a six-day exhibition around a Guatemalan, volcano participants are expected to complete either a 10 kilometre, 21 kilometres or a 42 kilometre! Race through the lava fields that surround the volcano, even I do not know if this one is worth it! The money raised is used to put local children through education but even then, do you think you are up to the task?

5 Outdoor Sporting Activities for the Summer

Rounders.

Rounders is a classic childhood game that we all must have played at one time or another in our lives, picture this, the sun is out with you and all your friends burning off some steam with a competitive game of rounders. There are two teams, the batters and the fielders, the batters each take turns to have a go at hitting the ball as far as they can and making their way around the course. The fielders have to get the ball once it has been hit and tap the batter to catch them out. However, if the batter makes it all the way around they get a point for the team, and if they make it but have to stop at a post they get half a point. Teams take turns at batter and fielding roles and the team with the most points wins. This outdoor activity is a great way of getting some exercise, burning some energy and testing your competitiveness against y0our competitors. Perfect for a hot summer day!

Bushcrafting.

Bushcrafting is a great opportunity to test your survival skills in an outdoor environment, the concept refers to learning to survive in a natural environment without the use of modern-day luxuries that are taken advantage of. With limited resources such as a knife, water, limited food, rope, first aid kits, matches test your knowledge to explore a natural environment and create basic luxuries yourself such as a campfire and shelter. A knife for bushcraft can be found at an outdoor supply store such as Go Outdoors and would be an essential tool to purchase before you attempt any bushcraft. Having a knife for the purpose of bushcraft aids you when you attempt things like creating structures for shelter, cutting wood for fires, cutting through dense foliage and other requirements you may come across whilst being outdoors.

Walks/Jogging.

A great way to get out of the house and get some fresh air whilst getting some exercise and seeing the outdoors would have to be going out for a walk, jog or run. It has been scientifically proven that changing your environment and getting outdoors for a little while can drastically improve your mental health and overall cognition. Doing this regularly is a great way of getting some regular exercise and really does pave the way towards a healthy mind and a healthy body. As well as having a variety of health benefits, running, walking and jogging is a great opportunity to socialise with friends and family. It kills two birds with one stone providing the chance to get a workout in whilst catching up with family and friends. Walking as a form of exercise is very important for dog walkers especially, it is crucial to get your pet exercising as well as yourself, taking your dog out for regular walks not only keeps you healthy but ensures your loved pet can live a long and healthy life.

Football.

Football is a classic, whether it is played in a smaller variation as opposed to competitively, it is certainly one to get the blood and adrenaline flowing. This highly competitive game dates back years and I’m sure that we have all had an encounter with this popular sport even if you aren’t the biggest fan of playing. Teams must play in two teams against each other kicking a ball into the opposing nets to get goals, with squads organised into different skill sets from striker to goalie teamwork is vital in being a footballing success.

Golf.

Something a little more on the relaxing side and maybe catered for a more seasoned player is golf, now don’t get me wrong golf can be enjoyed at all ages but because it doesn’t require as much strenuous exercise it is highly favoured by older age groups. It is also a great opportunity to do some walking around the grounds and a great means to get outdoors, which as previously mentioned is great for mental health. There are many ways you can get into golf and you will find that there may be a golfing club near to you where you can enjoy socialising with like minded golfers.

Run your Own Charity Soccer Match

Soccer is loved world over. It is a great way to exercise and it brings communities and families together over the love of the sport. And raising money for charity is a virtuous and fulfilling activity. So putting these two activities together is a perfect way to get communities together to raise money for a worthy cause. Organising an event like this, while fun, can also seem daunting. So below are a few things you can do to make sure your event is both fun and raises plenty of money for charity.

Getting the Players Together

This is the first and simplest step. And a great way to also get people intrusted in fundraising and donating. Ask around your local community. Find people who are interested in taking to the field. While some may not be the best players, you’ll find many people love playing regardless and with members of the local community involved in the match, they are able to fundraise them selves and get more people involved and coming along for match day.

Organising fund raising

Beyond the match itself and the sponsoring the players will collect, there is so much fun to be had off the field and plenty of opportunities to raise money. Approaching those in your community and seeing what they can offer in terms of activities Everything from bake sales and cooked goods, to selling handmade crafts.

Another great way to get people involved is to look into selling custom silicone wristbands. A perfect way for people to show the cause they are supporting while staying stylish too. A great place to find wrist bands like this is at SleekWristbands.com.

Getting support from Stores

Don’t be afraid to approach different sporting stores and see if they are willing to donate to the event. Anything from kits and shoes to providing balls or water bottles. Often these stores are more than happy to be associated with charity work and get their name out there for increased advertising. It is a great way to build up hype for the event and make it feel more offical.

Going further, look at other large businesses that might be willing to lends a hand. See if they are willing to donate any products that could be used for a raffle for the day. Raffles are a great way to raise a bit of extra money alongside the match and they get people excited and committed to showing up.

Bases Loaded: Getting Started in Baseball

America is built on many great traditions. It is a proud, bold nation of people who hold their values close to their heart and wear their traditions with pride. And one of the greatest, most famous American pastimes ever? Baseball. No sport screams America quite like baseball. Some of the most well known Americans are baseball players. Babe Ruth. Ken Griffey. Barry Bonds. There are so many legends hanging in the baseball hall of fame and nothing makes an American prouder

But this article isn’t just a love letter to the great sport. This is for all those people who either have never heard of baseball and are keen to try it or those who want to finally take the plunge. Watching baseball and playing baseball are two different beasts. It can be daunting trying to step up to the base and swing that bat for the first time. So this guide is designed to help you get started in baseball, covering all the things you need to do before taking to the diamond and the things to remember while out there.

The Gear

When you are hanging with your friends and want to have a quick game of baseball, it makes sense to just go out in whatever you are wearing, grab a makeshift bat and have a good time. Nothing better. But when it comes to playing the sport for real, that won’t fly. You need gear.

The first thing you will want is the most famous object of the sport. A baseball bat. Sure, you could just use whatever old bat the stadium or team has laying about, but you want something personal. Firstly because the weight and strength will be different from player to player. Someone with more power behind their swing will want something heavy while a quicker runner might want a lighter bat to keep to their weight class. Places like https://www.baseballbible.net have in-depth guides on different bat.s

Next, you’ll need a helmet. The helmet is worn when you step up to bat but it is perhaps the most important piece of gear. Safety cannot be understated. Pitchers practice for years to hone their throw. They become so adept at it that the ball if it made contact with your head, could cause serious damage. So the helmet is necessary and also regulation. It is against the rules to play without one while batting.

Know the Rules

Baseball isn’t as simple as swing and run. There are more intricacies to the rules when it comes to competitive level baseball than your average backyard game. To that end, you need to be clued up on them before you take to the Diamond. This is one of the easier steps as there is a wealth of baseball information out there for you. But you will have to put in the time to study the rules. But the best way of doing this is to simply watch more baseball. I know, a difficult task!

General Fitness

Baseball, like any sport, will ask a lot of you physically. Your stamina and endurance will be tested. Your strength will be pushed and your reflexes tried. It is not something you can luck your way through. You need to hone your mind and body to be at their best when you step up to the plate or take to the outfield. Whatever position you are in, you need to be at the top of your game. Not just for your sake, but for the team.

To that end, you want to start a fitness regime. This includes changing your diet to include more healthy and protein-filled meals that work for your weight class. You will need to engage in regular, personal exercise, and make sure you are attending a team practice too. Working out as a team is proven to improve the result of a workout and motivate an individual to keep going when things get rough. Which leads to the next point.

Finding a Team

Baseball is not a sport that can be played alone. Even at its bare minimum, you need two people at least. But a baseball team is normally made up of nine players (with a couple more on the bench in case of injury or exhaustion but there are only ever 9 of each team on the field at any one time.

So you will need to find a team to join, or go ahead and create your own team. The most incredible part of baseball is the teamwork involved. No one player is enough to win a game alone, no matter how good they are. Everyone has to come together and give their all. If you can find a team like this, you will have found yourself a home run.

4 Surprisingly Difficult Sports We Think You Should Learn in 2020

2020 brings in a new decade and new opportunities. With this refreshing spirit it might be a good idea to sample out these four different and difficult sports.

The first of the four would be ice hockey, a sport most commonly associated with North America it has become more and more globalised over recent years, which has made it extremely accessible to newcomers. The sport is obviously quite complicated to casuals, with a number of obstacles to get past upon entrance, not only do you have to learn how to play hockey; but also, how to skate. The sports scoring system is the same as field hockey with one score past the goalie counting for one goal. What sets ice hockey apart from field hockey is the inherent violence involved, with players constantly smashing into each other and fights regularly starting, which are actually not broken up by any official. For entering this sport I would highly recommend purchasing the Bauer Vapor FlyLite Hockey Stick and the BAUER Supreme 2S Hockey Skates, offering a lightweight and durable performance, this gear will allow you to whizz around the pitch. The sport will improve your discipline and balance, and also give you a new found team ethic; as ice hockey is probably the sport which will require you to rely on your teammates most.

The second sport you should try learn is bowling. Perhaps the fastest growing worldwide sport bowling is experiencing a renaissance in its popularity. There are leagues for casuals popping up around Britain and North America, allowing for an easy entrance. For new players it might be a good idea to try enter these leagues in a team, so you can quickly learn from more established players. The goal of the sport seems quite simple, knock down as many of the ten pins as possible, but as anyone who has actually played can tell you this is not as simple as it seems. For bowling gear, it is perhaps most important that you pick the right ball and it must be said that the columbia is a great choice. The ball is currently the most versatile available in the bowling ball market. With an extremely high base speed, and yet an extremely high hook potential, this ball is bound to knock most of the pins over from the first hit and will be able to swerve into any leftover corner pins. Truly the perfect bowling ball. Taking a while to truly master the sport does have countless benefits, offering you a nice after work hobby and with the new growing competitive market perhaps even a nice pay day.

To take this list into another field I would highly recommend giving trampolining a try. Perhaps the biggest pro of the sport is the health benefits it can provide, a trampolinist can expect an easy form of weight loss and a newfound cardio level. Unlike the two previous sports mentioned in this list the sport will give you a new form of independence. As it just you and your leotard on the trampoline, this will give you a self-discipline, as you will become more inclined to take responsibility for yourself and your actions. The sport of trampoline is the perfect boost in your physical and mental abilities, as it does require intense focus. We all remember how much fun playing on your trampoline was during childhood, so why not try out the adult version.

The final sport in this list is Football, or soccer for our American readers. Though it may be the most popular sport in the world many who do not watch can find the whole process quite confusing. The sport of football has many rules that new players will find hard to understand, stereotypically this is the offside rule. Once you actually start to play these apparently confusing rules will become extremely easy to understand. Perhaps the best part of football is how easy it is to play, all you really need is a ball. You can go out with your friends for a simple kickaround anywhere, making it the ultimate social sport. It can be said that footballers are the ultimate athletes, as when the sport is played in an official match it will require a player to run around for a full 90 minutes. As the sport has a litany of positions you should be able to find the perfect role for you.

All four of these sports will give you new skills that you are unlikely to find in other less difficult sports, which is why they are perfect to learn. As it is a new decade why not give them all a little try and see what is right for you.

The Coolest Skateboarding Events Around the Globe in 2020

2020 may be the most important year in skateboarding history, for the first time ever in the summer Olympics it will be officially recognised and countries from around the world will compete. This is instrumental in finally giving skateboarding the recognition it deserves. Many of us probably have quite fond memories of Tony Hawk and his ilk when we were kids, but this recognition will allow even more legitimacy and perhaps even bigger stars to rise from this true sport.

It is quite strange to see skateboarding at the 2020 Olympics, a sport that does represent rebellion and counter culture to finally see the mainstream recognition it deserves. The Olympics have allowed for this rebellious attitude to remain with skaters allowed music to accompany their ride. Many skaters did push against the sports inclusion but the international recognition the sport will now receive can only be seen as a good thing.

Though I felt it was quite pressing to put this news of skateboarding at the Olympics at the start, we should not forget the classics. Perhaps the most famous extreme sporting event in the X-games will be taking place in Aspen for its twenty fifth anniversary. The X-games is the biggest extreme sporting events hosting everything from surfing to rollerblading, but it is skateboarding where it truly collects most its fame and legacy. The host to so many iconic moments, this being the twenty fifth anniversary will surely only see bigger and more ambitious skaters to truly honour the games legacy.

2020 may be the most important year for the sport in it`s long history from an idea, a piece of rebellion to this international recognition. The sports growth and appeal may peak in 2020 and the future of skating can only be seen as bright.