03 October 2015

EOS 2015 activities announced- free for all delegates

Running, rock climbing, bouldering, mountain biking and cultural walks on offer in the surroundings of the beautiful Peak District

The organisers of the European Outdoor Summit 2015 (EOS 2015) are pleased to announce a superb line up of outdoor activities on offer to all delegates during the course of the three-day Summit, which takes place from 13-15 October 2015 in Sheffield, UK.
The activities tie in perfectly with the European Outdoor Group’s current #itsgreatoutthere campaign, to get Europe active outdoors.  Powered by Europe’s leading outdoor brands, the campaign encourages everyone within the outdoors industry to send out the message that ‘It’s Great Out There’ to as many people as possible and motivate them to get outside and experience the joy of outdoor sports. The EOS 2015 activities offer a good mix for all and show great support for the #itsgreatoutthere campaign. See more on the initiative here www.itsgreatoutthere.com

With 280 delegates already signed up, the EOS 2015 is intended to inspire, motivate and inform and the activities on offer, which complement the range of engaging break-out sessions, panels, workshops and impressive line-up of motivational speakers, are designed to let delegates experience Sheffield’s local outdoor pursuits and give them the opportunity to get into the great outdoors and blow away any cobwebs ahead of Summit events.

The activities on offer are suited to varying abilities and tastes and range from low impact city walks, to adrenaline pumping mountain biking, rock climbing, bouldering and fell running - all in the beautiful surroundings of the Peak District, which is on Sheffield’s doorstep.


Offering great value, the activities are all included in the delegate rate, letting everyone get involved at no extra charge, and take place on Tuesday 13th throughout the day and the morning of Thursday 15th October – ideal to get you psyched up for the last day of the EOS!
Available on a first come, first served basis the line-up of activities include:

Tuesday 13th October:

Rock Climbing - at the Foundry Climbing Centre, Foundry Mountain Activities will take you out to sample the delights of the Gritstone edges, be it leading, seconding or top roping.  (Wet weather plan is a trip to the Foundry climbing centre).

Mountain Biking – a 20km ride from the city centre into the Peak District. Local riders will lead a ride out from the city centre into the Peak District, riding some of the choice bridleways, single track and purpose built trails that the city has to offer.

Fell Run - a 10k run around the Sheffield hills with some steep climbs and breath taking views of countryside and city.

Thursday 15th October – early morning activities will include:

Mountain Biking - join MTB legend Steve Peat and a few friends for a quick early morning lap or two of Parkwood MTB trail.

• Bouldering - join World Cup athlete and Sheffield resident Shauna Coxey for an early morning Boulder at The Climbing Works.

• Run - a short 5km City centre run out into the local parks to stretch the legs and get the blood flowing.

Activities to carry out at your own leisure pre and post Summit:

• Sheffield City Tour – a self-service city tour, which lets you download a PDF of all the key sites of Sheffield City centre as well as a list of all the main outdoor and sports retailers in the city. This can be accessed and carried out at your own leisure and in your own time. You can download it HERE.

• Sheffield City Centre Run – carried out at your own leisure, this self-service 5km City Centre run will let you take in the sights while you work up a sweat. You can download it HERE.

• Sheffield Millennium Gallery Going Public Exhibition – if you prefer something a bit more slow paced, then this is the activity for you. Venues across Sheffield will partner with major European art collectors this autumn to bring a programme of world class exhibitions and unique events to the city. The Millennium Gallery will host a range of works from the Cattelain Collection by artists including Sol LeWitt, Do Ho Suh, Dan Flavin, Anthony McCall and more. Entry is free and the exhibition is open from 10am-5pm Monday to Saturday. For more information click HERE.

Further details on how to book the activities has been sent to all delegates via an email survey, which lets delegates select activities, workshops and meal choices during the course of the Summit.

Early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.
In addition to these exciting activities, delegates can look forward to keynote speeches and presentations from speakers including; former UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, Pentland Brand Chairman, Andy Rubin, National Lead for Adults health and Wellbeing in Public Health England’s Health and Wellbeing team, Dr Justin Varney, Director of Performance from The Centre for Health & Human Performance, Professor Greg Whyte and President and CEO of Camelbak, Sally McCoy. With such high calibre speakers and exhilarating activities secured, EOS 2015 promises to be an exciting and informative event and the perfect opportunity for delegates to learn more about how to better their businesses and network with industry colleagues.

If you haven’t yet booked your place, then now is the to get the date in your diary and sign up now at www.europeanoutdoorsummit.com

The European Outdoor Summit management, organisation and marketing is handled by specialist outdoor PR and event management agency MCS which already handles all the administration for the OIA.


About the OIA www.theoia.co.uk

The Outdoor Industries Association (OIA) is the trade membership body that represents manufacturers, retailers and other organisations that provide products and services for the outdoor leisure pursuits market in the United Kingdom. It provides leadership and promotes the outdoors, persuasively representing the

industry's interests in all outdoor recreational activities and at every level and is a high profile, campaigning and lobbying organisation that has developed a strong voice and credibility within government. Its objectives include:

Supporting outreach programmes to encourage more people to enjoy the outdoors
• Lobbying and informing on issues pertinent to the industry in the UK and Europe
• Promoting careers and training in the industry
• Providing up to date and relevant industry research and insight to help inform and direct strategies
• Promoting and collaborating on sustainability and environmental good practice
• Providing value for money for members

About Sheffield www.welcometosheffield.co.uk/conference

Sheffield lies at the heart of the UK with easy access by:

Road – using the UK motorway network including the M1, M62 and A1(M)

Rail – fast connections to London (2hrs), Paris (5hrs by Eurostar)

Air – serviced by Manchester, Doncaster and Leeds/Bradford

Sheffield’s’ ‘Climbing Works’ is the biggest ‘Bouldering Wall in the UK’

Sheffield is the only core city with a national park within its city boundary: a third of the city lies in the Peak District National Park

Sheffield is regarded as the ‘Climbing Capital’ of the UK with both access to gritstone climbing and bouldering in the Peak District – five miles from the city centre

Sheffield is home to Steve Peat – Downhill Mountain Bike World Champion

Sheffield has conference facilities for 15,000 delegates

Sheffield has 2,000 hotel rooms within five minutes walk of the main city centre venues

About EOS 2015 https://vimeo.com/108601768

Andrew Denton talks about winning the 2015 bid.

Sheffield Host City https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVM6JUT62C8&feature=youtu.be

A short video of the host city

The European Outdoor Summit and the European Outdoor Group (EOG)

The European Outdoor Group (EOG) is an association that exists to represent the common interests of the European outdoor industry.

The EOG was founded in 2003 by 19 of the world’s largest outdoor companies, who recognised the need for a cohesive, cross border approach to representation of the outdoor sector. In a world of increasing internationalism, legislation, environment, the media and trade are all now multinational by nature. The combined strength of our members, and a close cooperation with national outdoor associations, provides us with an extremely powerful force to represent the European outdoor industry in a constructive and positive manner.

The EOG strongly believes that increased participation in outdoor sports will benefit both individuals and society as a whole. We share a vision with many others in our industry, to encourage people of all ages and in all locations to be active outdoors.

The Summit is an initiative of the EOG. As a pan-European organisation the EOG is uniquely placed to support the Summit, which will be held in alternate years in different countries. 

The national outdoor groups representing these countries will organise each Summit, allowing each event to assume its own identity, content and experience, but with the Summit remaining open to all.

For further information please contact Priya Mistry Keall priya@mcspr.co.uk or Marta Williams marta@mcspr.co.uk




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