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Latest study reveals which UK summer sports saw their popularity increase during pandemic
Ridestore Magazine published a study revealing summer sports which saw their popularity increase in the UK during the pandemic. Paddleboarding, open water swimming and skateboarding are among the sports with the highest gains.
Social distancing and health-related restrictions have forced the outdoorsy people of Britain to get creative in their outdoor adventures in these unprecedented times. While grassroots team sports have been forced to take a back seat, solitary sports have seen a huge surge in interest as people languishing during Covid restrictions embarked on new activities to let off steam and keep their spirits up. mental health under control.
The study focused on data from Google Trends to determine which summer sports have grown in popularity. Google Trends is a Google website that analyzes the popularity of top search queries in Google search in various regions and languages. The two summer periods before the pandemic were analyzed relative to the two summer periods during the pandemic to determine which sports thrived during that time.
Angelica Sykes, Editor-in-Chief of Ridestore Magazine, explained: “The Ridestore team is obsessed with outdoor adventures and we have noticed that most of the team have been playing new sports over the past two summers, such as road cycling, mountain biking, kitesurfing, skateboarding, etc. and it piqued our interest to see if others had the same idea as well. “
Angelica continued: “It turns out they did, but we were surprised to see a surge in the popularity of some water sports in the UK, such as stand up paddle boarding, open water swimming, wakeboarding, surfing and windsurfing given the inconsistency of our weather summers. -sage. However, not being able to travel abroad for our regular dose of water sports in sunnier climates is also the reason probable. “
For the full list of summer sports that thrived during the pandemic, please visit Ridestore Magazine: https://www.ridestore.com/mag/outdoor-summer-sports-that-thrived-2020-2021/
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