More older people than ever are taking part in extreme sports, according to Age UK.
Many extreme sports are accessible to older people, such as skydiving and quad biking. Skydiving and hot air ballooning requires very little physical effort – so you can just sit back and enjoy the ride.
While there is always a minimum age limit for people participating in extreme sports, in many cases there is no maximum age limit. More often than not, a doctor’s note is all that’s required to declare you medically fit to partake in a particular activity.
Your County rounds up some of the options available in East Sussex.
Ever fancied learning to kite surf?
The Kitesurf Centre offers everything from kitesurfing lessons, kiteboarding courses, powerkiting, kite buggying and kite landboarding. Located on Camber Sands beach, private lessons start from £40.
Paragliding on the South Downs
Learn to paraglide with Fly Sussex, among the beautiful surroundings of the South Downs in East Sussex. Lessons start from £130.
Quad biking in Hailsham
Expect an adrenaline filled 60 minutes as you are led on a quad bike Safari on some tricky trails through the countryside and into woodland.
Costing £45 per person, visit Exelement for more details.
Hot air balloon ride across East Sussex
Travel in the air over Sheffield Park, the Bluebell Railway and Ashdown Forest with Hot Air
Prices start from £105 per person.
Ping pong in East Sussex
Or if the sound of all that activity sounds too much, the Active Rother website has regular exercise classes for the elderly, from walking football to ping pong. And Age UK also runs rweekly walking football across the county.