January is National Hobby Month with cycling being one of the most popular hobbies undertaken in the UK. However recent research shows that most of us Brits stick to our hobbies for just 16 months.
Throughout January events are taking place across the UK covering all sorts of hobbies. Other popular hobbies in the UK include craft-based activities and the performing arts.
Having a hobby can play an important role in our general well being. It has been proven that having a past time helps you relax, taking you away from the stresses of work or domestic life.
Cycling is right up there when it comes to us Brits picking a past time. Studies revealed that in the UK that on average we spend £306 cycling and equipment a year.
Of all the hobbies in the UK Artistic based interests that top the polls. It is estimated that 34pc of us Brits enjoy nothing more than cracking open paints.
Home-based interests are also hugely popular. Gardening, cooking and baking continue to grow in popularity. In the UK alone people spend £1.6bn a year on baking products making it an attractive market for retailers.
Embrace Your Hobby During National Hobby Month
Personally speaking, my hobby is building models. It was something I started as something to do to get away from technology. Over a quite short period of time, it has developed into quite a rewarding past time.
To give this some perspective, the volume of players means the UK is the 5th in the world when it comes to tabletop games.
Darts is also another good way to unwind. In Beverley, the local leagues are competed by teams representing pubs and clubs for both men and women.
The choice when it comes to hobbies and interests is endless, all you have to do is enjoy it!
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