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Cornish Pirates back NSPCC campaign

Cornwall’s Cornish Pirates has backed an NSPCC campaign which is raising awareness of where parents can turn if they have concerns at their child’s sports club. An online survey conducted on behalf of the NSPCC by YouGov, has found that 20% of parents who had children in sports and leisure […]

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Petition to save Cornish leisure centres

4 leisure centres in Cornwall are under threat of closure. They are run by a private company, Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL) who say they are struggling to continue, due to the pressure on finances caused by the Covid-19 lockdown when the centres, like many other businesses, were forced to close and suffered […]

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Grassroots rugby back with a bang for Bude RFC

By Sportsbeat: Rugby is back with a bang in England after months of frustration caused by the Covid pandemic, meaning it was an opportunity for junior festivals to take centre stage this weekend as the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup returned at Exeter Chiefs. Crediton Rugby Club hosted an exciting […]

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Results of Bude’s Awesome Foursome Quadrathlon

Yesterday, Shoreline Extreme Sports once again ran its Awesome Foursome Quadrathlon, an extreme multi-sport race for individuals, pairs and relay teams to enter. As the website says: The race makes the very most of Bude’s geography and features. The open water swim takes place within the shelter of Bude’s breakwater. […]

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Bude’s Surf Forum meeting – improving water sports for all?

Recently, 36 interested people assembled at the Parkhouse to attend a Surf Forum meeting led by Councillor Martin Dorey. They represented all aspects of the surfing industry from surf schools to charities, retail and manufacturing – and even Bude’s own surfing champions. It has been a busy summer for everyone […]

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Bude’s Emily is Boardmasters Longboard Champion

Big congrats to Bude surfer, Emily Currie. After competing there for ten years, she made it to become Longboard Open Women’s Champion 2021 this year at Boardmasters. It’s not just about the music! The Boardmasters Open saw the best pro surfers go head to head in the UK’s biggest surf […]

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Should we take horses out of modern pentathlon?

Most people in Bude probably watched some of the Olympics, and all were in thrall at the haul of medals, and the incredible feats seen in many events. However, I’ve spoken to a few people who have mentioned feeling very disturbed by the ‘modern pentathlon’, and as an animal lover, […]

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Beach wheelchairs at Big Blue Surf School

Imagine not being able to go to the beach when you live close by or are visiting a seaside resort. A ‘simple’ beach trip is not so simple if you have a disability requiring a wheelchair. Anyone who has ever tried pushing a pushchair on sand knows how tough it […]

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If it’s coming home, I’m having a day off …

Everyone is understandably very excited about this evening when England play Italy in the Euros final. All eyes are on Gareth Southgate’s team, and years of hope are injected into the great British public, even those who don’t normally much like football. It’s a coming together for national pride. Before […]

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Bude Rugby Club ‘front and centre’ of national Rugby Force programme

By Peter White, from Sportsbeat: BUDE Rugby Club is ‘keeping up with modern times’ thanks to the intervention of the NatWest RugbyForce programme, according to president Julian Morris. The Cornwall-based club is a relatively new institution having formed in 1966, when a group of local members built the clubhouse that […]

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Bude Rugby Club return to action at Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup

With normality finally starting to return to the UK; it was rugby’s opportunity to take centre stage this weekend as the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup returned at Exeter Chiefs.   Crediton RFC hosted a thrilling Under-11 and Under-12 grassroots developmental festival on Saturday as youngsters at last got the opportunity to […]

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Police warn of effects of drinking too much during Euros

Devon & Cornwall Police is advising people of the consequences of drinking too much and letting their emotions get the better of them during this summer’s European Football Championship. This summer’s event will see England, Scotland and Wales all in action across various venues – including Wembley Stadium. Many licensed […]

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Take to the water – check out Bude Canoe Club

By Marc Woolward: If you’ve ever found yourself down at Summerleaze on a summertime evening in the past two decades, you’ll have probably noticed a group of kayakers and canoeists ready to take to the water – either paddling up the canal towards Marhamchurch, along the Neet river through town, […]

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Yoga for pregnancy in Bude

A big Bude & Beyond welcome to our lovely latest sponsoring advertiser, Natasha, from The Village Yoga. Sponsoring advertisers really help Bude & Beyond to continue. While free to the end user, Bude & Beyond has ongoing costs to the team producing it for the community, so your adverts really […]

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OA Surf Club – new and improved

Recently, I asked about businesses who had survived Covid-19 and how they felt about re-opening on 12th April. This was one reply. Outdoor Adventure at Widemouth Bay unfortunately Outdoor ceased trading over winter; one of the many businesses that was affected by Covid: The past year has been a difficult […]

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