Every now and then a campaign comes along with a message that I love. Decathlon‘s new Sport for Every Body initiative champions getting active without being held back by body image, fitness level, shape, age or size. Let’s do this!…

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It was the coldest day of winter and I had decided that meant the perfect time to go for my first solo surf. I psyched myself into pulling on my cold, damp wetsuit, chucked my board in the boot of…

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A touch of frost in the air is no reason not to get on your bike. Just get prepared properly to make sure you stay safe in poor conditions with my guide to safe winter cycling. Cycling in the winter…

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Ready to hit the pistes? I’ve been testing out the best snow jackets, salopettes and base layers for The Independent. My top picks will keep your warm and happy in the mountains all winter. Snowsports kit isn’t cheap, so if…

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Itching to learn to ski this winter? The Alps is the perfect place to give riding the white stuff a try, and SnowTrex‘s guide to the best beginner-friendly resorts in France will help you pick the perfect base for a…

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Grab your trainers and explore some of the best scenery the UK has to offer with my pick of the seven best trail runs in Britain, chosen for Red Bull Adventure. Swap pounding the pavements for the chance to roam…

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They say salt water can cure anything, and a week of catching waves, napping in hammocks and toasting the sunset at a remote surf camp is definitely a salve for the stresses of daily life. Never caught a wave before?…

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I’ve been running up a storm in Shock Absorber’s seriously supportive new Ultimate Fly bra, £45 from Next. This brilliant bra is ready to take you further and #ShockYourSystem.

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I headed down the River Wye in a canoe, pretending to be in Swallows and Amazons.

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There more pockets of wilderness in Britain than you think – you just have to seek them out. There’s no better way of exploring Welsh valleys, Scottish highlands and Ireland’s fairytale valleys than on horseback on a long-distance ride. These…

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Party animals, unite. A mecca for snowboarders, a playground for skiers and home to a weird and wonderful apres scene – Laax should be your next winter destination.

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My favourite spring surf kit, the best British beaches to learn to catch waves on and where to escape to on an exotic surfari this summer. Salty hair, don’t care!

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Know your goggles from your goose fat? I’ve chosen the 10 items you should have in your swimming kit bag for Red Bull. Whether you’re training for the gruelling Red Bull Neptune Steps event or just dipping your toe into…

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If you’re lacking motivation to get out and exercise in the cold and rain, I hear you – I’m currently mainlining chocolate digestives and watching another storm approaching on the horizon. However help is to hand! Try togging yourself up…

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In September I got a grip on the limestone of Mallorca for wonderful adventure journal Wild Bounds (if you haven’t yet, check them out). Read my story of a magical week free climbing on the coast above the aquamarine ocean…

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The quiet trail. The crunch of rubber wheel on scree. Dirt on your face. Mountain biking is an incredible, adrenaline-filled way to explore on two wheels, and once you’re hooked the next step is buying your own beauty of a…

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Fancy a chukka? Try a spot of polo at the gorgeous Cirencester Park Polo Club with a day at their academy. Perfect rounded off with a stay at the cosy and charming Kings Head Hotel in the heart of the…

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Inspired by the Olympic swimming heroes to get into the water? Whether you’re planning for your first triathlon or just want a dip in the river, get kitted out by winning £100 to spend at Simply Swim on swimsuits, racing…

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Ever felt the urge to swap city life for snowy hills, chalet living and skiing in your lunch break? Kat and Al Judge did too, and in 2010 they upped sticks to the beautiful snow-clad mountains of Morzine to start…

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I spent a month gadding about with the Polar A360 fitness tracker, £149.50, attached to my wrist. Here’s my review of a gadget which feels a bit like having a small, waterproof personal trainer on your person at all times.

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I’m totally addicted to sweaty-faced, jelly-legged, all-weather running. From massive mental health benefits and city mapping to living out Taylor Swift fantasies, these are all the reasons you should lace up your trainers and hit the city streets or woodland…

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If you’re dreaming of a summer spent getting to grips with granite or just fancy giving climbing a try, now’s the time to get training at Britain’s best indoor walls and bouldering centres. From rad bouldering warehouses to UV climbing…

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Three hours south of Perth you’ll find the beautiful winery and surf mecca of Margaret River. Wave-chaser Karina Kold explored the rolling breaks and hidden vineyards of this Western Australian gem and wrote a little guide to her favourite places…

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Testing out Arcteryx’s new Atom SL Hoody (£170). Super light at just 235 grams and compact enough to fit in a pocket, this is an efficient and reliably warm mid layer. But is it worth the hefty price tag?

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An all-girl ski trip to St Anton Am Arlberg in the gorgeous Tirol region of Austria to celebrate Snowsport England’s fantastic GO SKI GO BOARD initiative, encouraging everyone to give snowsports a try in partnership with the #ThisGirlCan campaign. We…

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I’ve been tearing around the Austrian pistes and the Welsh mountains in Odlo’s Blackcomb Evolution range of winter sport underwear, partly made from recyclable materials. I tested out the long baselayer pants (£65) and baselayer shirt (£65). Cosy, comfy and…

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Another summer, another awesome climbing weekend on the stunning Dorset coast. Gavin, Beren, Pete and I headed to the Isle of Purbeck to conquer some rock, indulge in some salty sea swims and try some mental local cider.

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Off on a ski season this winter? You don’t need warm pants, extra scarves or photos of your dog. Trust me, I’ve seen enough emergency care packages get delivered to Cadbury’s-starved seasonnaires to know that if you’re off to work…

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Get seriously inspired by Angelica Sykes, a British pro snowboarder who is tearing up the mountains are a freerider. I first met the lovely Angelica when we were both seasonnaires in Cervinia, in Italy. She was already getting into boarding…

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I’ve found the dream way to get about in busy London – paddling along the Thames. Last week I spent a fantastic day with my mates at Tenderstem® and a gang of active girls trying out standup paddleboarding on the…

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In May I took to the turquoise waves of the Caribbean with the lovely lot from Girls For Sail for a week of dolphin spotting, plentiful rum and pirate lore. Here’s the story of our voyage around the magical British…

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Yoga is just posh stretching, right? I definitely thought thus before signing up to a class to try to solve my climbing-induced backache. Two years later and I’m totally hooked, to the point that I get nervous if I can’t…

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Reader, meet Earth Kind Originals. Founded by outdoors-minded designer Helen on the Cornish coast, EKO‘s gorgeous collection of organic cotton pieces are perfect for everything from summer lounging to yoga and pilates, and I’ve got two £50 vouchers to give…

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Sticking my oar in with a row on the glorious Welsh coast. My arms hurt a lot but I think I’m addicted.

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Learning to snowboard with Aimee Fuller at the Ultimate Ears megaboom launch. That’s right, sometimes I party with the cool kids.

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An huge, eco-friendly climbing CASTLE in London, complete with coffee, community garden and dogs. Yes please.

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Why I love Sport England‘s new #thisgirlcan campaign, which comes with an empowering message for women who feel scared to try out new sports or venture into the outdoors.

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Keen to get kitted out for the slopes? Here’s my roundup of the best ski gear for 2015 that’s both snow and pocket-friendly. Now, if only the Alps had some decent powder…

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