Lifestyles, identity and young people's experiences of mountain biking

This source preferred by Katherine King

Authors: King, K.$FILE/FCRN007.pdf

Publisher: Forest Research

Place of Publication: Farnham, Surrey, England

ISBN: 978-0-85538-820-1

It has been widely recognised that, for young people, experiencing the natural environment may hold multiple benefits for well-being and the future development of healthy lifestyles. The Active England programme awarded funding aimed at increasing participation in sport and physical activity at Bedgebury Forest in Kent, with a particular emphasis on young people as a key target group. Mountain biking, as a popular youth sport that often occurs in woodlands, was promoted under the scheme and provides the case study upon which this Note is based.

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