Witness the fitness (in Leeds)
When it comes to buying fitness equipment, you would think that neurotic Londoners would be the biggest spenders. But no. It turns out that the good folk of Leeds, when they’re not eating pies and singing ‘On Ikley Moor Bah tat’ are buying up cross trainers, diet supplements and pedometers faster than Billy Whizz from the Beano.
The study, commissioned by PriceSpy, studied online purchases of sports equipment by region and found that the top three fittest areas were Leeds, Cardiff and Gloucester, closely followed by Manchester.
The most slovenly city in Britain, however, was Wolverhampton, which wallowed at the bottom of the table like a manatee wearing a Noddy Holder hat.
PriceSpy admitted that there was no guarantee that all this fitness equipment might be gathering dust by February. However, the findings were generally in line with another recent survey which pinpointed levels of sports participation in Britain.
So, Wolverhampton – get off your arses and into some lycra. The nation is watching you...