Diabolo fun

It all depends on how you look at it. It can be a child’s toy. Or juggling props. Or fitness equipment.   Consequently, it won’t surprise you to learn that, on bidorbuy, diabolos are most likely to be found in the sports …

Driving tips: How to adjust side mirrors

The chances are, you adjust your side mirrors the way whoever taught you how to drive told you to do it, blissfully unaware of the controversy that has been raging through the motoring world ever since 1995. That is when George Platzer, an engineer from …

2016 Olympic spotlight: Basketball

If Goliath had been born in the modern age he would quickly have drafted by the NBA. Basketball numbers the worlds tallest athletes in its ranks and modern giants have been attracted to the sport by the lavish paychecks that come with the …

Top three bags for long distance travel

Different trips call for different bags, even if the trips are of the same duration. A family vacation suitcase is going to be all about volume and will almost certainly need rolling wheels to manage the weight, while a business trip suitcase should …

The low-down on the 2016 T20 cricket tournament.

  Cricket at its most exciting   The 2016 ICC World T20 is underway. The formidable teams will aim to give big hit and take many wickets. The T20 form of cricket has been described as the most exciting form of cricket. The tournament …

Cycling as a pastime

Everybody that’s anybody in health and fitness is telling us that getting on a bicycle and pedalling around is an excellent physical activity which offers many health benefits. In a nutshell, cycling in fresh air:   Makes you stronger and …

The world’s meanest SUVs

Gone are the days of SUVs as bulky, truck-like vehicles with big engines  which move at a snail's pace, but still guzzling all your fuel. Not too long ago, an SUV clocking 0-100km/h in less than 8 seconds was completely unheard of. Gone are those …

2016 Olympic spotlight: Fencing

Wounds of the flesh a surgeon's skill may heal but wounded honour can only be cured with steel 19th century challenge to a duel   The sword is two things – a weapon and a symbol. The blade itself inclines to deeds of violence, says Homer …

2016 Olympic spotlight: Judo

Although Mike Myers makes constant (and highly effective) use of judo chops in the hilarious Austin Powers series, judo competition makes no use of strikes at all. The first Asian martial art to be included in the Olympics (1964), judo is now the opening …

The 2016 sporting calendar: Part 1

With so many sporting events lined-up, the only worry you should have is that of your eyes turning square shaped from watching too much TV.   No matter what your favourite sport is, regardless of age or gender, I’m pretty sure we can all agree …