We’re really very passionate about all of our sports, and of course, the kit we rely on every day. We love the latest gadgets and gear just like most people. This summer, we’ve been helping people do their thing for 40 years. That’s right, it’s our birthday, and as part of our celebrations, we’ve been looking back at the evolution of the kit we rely on every day.

In the 1980s, when we sent our first guests away, sailors were only just cottoning on to the notion of apparent wind, mountain bikes were fairly new, and shock absorption was giving skiers a new lease of life.We’ve always strived to be at the forefront of sports technology, from being the first to own a commercial 505 fleet, in the 90s, to working with Mark Petchey in 2015. So the aim of these guides is really to celebrate how far our sports have developed.

We wouldn’t have been able to offer the holidays we do without our brilliant sports brands. We’re hugely grateful to all of our partner brands, but here are just a few comments on the evolution of sports from Topper, TREK, and Salomon. We’ve also got videos to show how far each sport has come.