Alternative Summer sports!

It is time to face the cold hard truth, the ski season is over & Summer is well on its way!

Now that skiing isn’t an option, (unless you visit local dry slopes / indoor ski slopes) we thought we would give you a few ideas of alternatives sports for something else to get your teeth stuck in to

Roller Derby 
Roller derby is a contact sport played by 2 teams of 5, roller skating in the same direction around a track. Both teams nominate a player to be the “jammer” and they score points by lapping members of the opposing team. The teams have to hinder and defend the opposing jammer whilst helping their own player. It is a great way to get the blood pumping and have fun doing it – you can even get into roller derby leagues!


Downhill Mountain Biking
The muddy version of downhill skiing! A continuous course is marked out by 2  two strips of tape and riders either have a single or double attempt to reach the finish line as fast as possible, whilst staying between the tape lines. Riders start at intervals going from the slowest to the fastest times – a course can take from 2-5 minutes to be completed and usually winners times are split by seconds! If you fancy being a bit of daredevil this Summer then this is for you.


Mountainboarding, a off-road road sport derived from snowboarding. Similar to a snowboard, mountainboard’s are made up of deck and bindings but with four wheels! Riders compete on specifically designed boarder-cross tracks, slope-style parks, grass hills, woodlands, gravel tracks, streets, skate parks, ski resorts, BMX courses and mountain bike trails. The boards can handle pretty much any terrain, which makes mountainboarding a very popular sport all across the world. Some crazy folk (like RxSport’s very own Filippo) take to Horseboarding as well, mountainboarding behind a galloping horse!

Filippo in action!

 Kite Surfing
IMMENSE FUN! Even if it is a bit nippy this time of year, get yourself kitted out with a decent wetsuit and jump in! Kite surfing is a hugely popular water sport which combines aspects of wakeboarding, snowboarding, windsurfing and surfing. If a trip to the coast is on the cards for you this Summer then book yourself a lesson – you wont regret it and you will definitely burn calories! TIP – Cornwall is one of the best places for kite surfing in the UK.