Olympic inspiration

09 August 2021

If you're anything like us you'll have had your eyes firmly glued to the television for the last two weeks as Great Britain took home an impressive 22 gold, 21 silver, and 22 bronze medals!

Instead of reminiscing about days gone by why not take inspiration from these incredible athletes to get more active?

Think you're too old to get involved in sport? Then think again! We've pulled together a list of activities for all ages and links to how to find your nearest club to get involved. From swimming to cycling we're sure there is something for everyone!


Finding the motivation to run is often the hardest part. Why not try a park run? With 1066 events globally and a community of over 100,000 runners, you can walk, run, skip or jog surrounded by like-minded individuals. Find a full list of events here.

Looking for something a little more competitive? Then head to runtogether.co.uk to find your local running club!


Looking for a slightly slower pace then swimming might be for you. Best of all on average, an hour of swimming burns 817 calories.

To find your local pool head to swimming.org/poolfinder


Whether you are a complete beginner or semi-pro, cycling more could be the key to increasing your fitness. It's a simple as riding a bike.

If you're looking for a bit of company check out these websites for your local cycling club in Britain, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.

Be inspired

If you have a sport in mind then head over to the BBC Be Inspired webpage. Here you'll find a full list of sports and how to find your local club.