Sheffield Hardcourt Bike Polo

From its invention by Irishman Richard J. Mecredy in 1891, through the London Olympics of 1908, to Seattle cycle couriers in 1999, bike polo has developed from the original game played on grass to one of the fastest, most exciting games on tarmac. Hardcourt bike polo is now played in over 200 cities worldwide, and the number is growing.

Played on basketball courts, five-a-side pitches or in car parks, two teams of three players battle it out with mallets made from old ski poles and golf clubs, capped with plastic tubing, aiming to be the first team to score 5 goals.