In Issue 4 of The Merseysider magazine, we look at some lesser known sports available to those looking for different and enjoyable ways to keep fit. Our intrepid reporter Chris Coughlan samples windsurfing in West Kirby, and fencing and indoor climbing in Liverpool.

On the website we also have these great sports features and articles (just click the links):

MICK RATHBONE A long and revealing interview with the former Everton physio, who also talks about his years as a player and manager, and the success of his acclaimed book The Smell Of Football.

TEN MINUTES OF HELL A special report on a unique cycling event: a time trial through the Mersey Tunnel! Enjoy Paul Markey’s great photos as well.

ANDY WILKINSON A profile of the phenomenal, record-breaking Merseyside cyclist.

MERSEYSIDE’S SCOTTISH FOOTBALL MANAGERS Why are Scottish managers so prevalent in English football? More specifically, how have they fared over the years at Liverpool and Everton? Also some great cartoons here from Spanner.

LIVERPOOL TROJANS A fascinating account of the history of baseball in Liverpool, and how the championship-winning Liverpool Trojans are continuing a long and proud tradition.