The UK and sports

How much do we spend?

On average, UK cyclists spend £88 per month on their sport, including money spent on cycling kits, travel to sporting events and club membership fees. Footballers in the UK spend nearly £141 per month – almost double that of cyclists. However, golfers are the highest spenders, spending an average £214 on their sport.

With golf being the most expensive sport, a tenth (10%) of golfers say they hide their monthly expenditure from their significant others, while a quarter (23 per cent) of all those who play sport admit to losing track of how much they spend.

Read more about the research here.


Opinium Research carried out an online survey of 2,007 UK adults from 25th to 29th September 2015.