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Ski Safety with Chemmy Alcott

Our favourite Winter Olympian, Chemmy Alcott, said in our last post how her passion pushes her to go up against the dangers involved in Alpine Skiing, and she’s been up against plenty of obstacles, including another leg break recently in late August. “Despite having broken my leg 164 days out from t... Read more

A day With Chemmy at The Ski & Snowboard show

It's only a few months to Sochi and all the Olympians are showing their support for the sports they love. Chemmy's passion is not just for going really fast downhill but for having fun enjoying the opportunities her sport has given her. Last Wednesday we saw her fun side at The Ski and Snowboard Sh... Read more

Chemmy Alcott - travelling with a 10 week old baby

Following the birth of her baby boy Locki in January this year, four-time British Winter Olympian and our brand ambassador Chemmy Alcott has long gone back to her demanding work duties. Juggling between sleepless nights, her work as a ski race coach and TV presenter, as well as a hectic travel sched... Read more

Chemmy A Million Thank Yous

Four-time Olympian and all-round inspiration, Chemmy Alcott has done our country proud. And we are just chuffed here at Columbus Direct Insurance to see her achievements at Sochi. We were all biting our nails watching her race as she came in not even two seconds off the Gold medal time in the women’... Read more

Champion Chemmy has one more hurdle

*Update - 22/01/2014* Three-time Winter Olympian Chemmy Alcott has been selected to represent Team GB at the Sochi Games despite being unable to prove her fitness, as reported by BBC Sport. 21/01/14 - Chemmy has received the nomination she so desperately needed from the BSS, the final decision now... Read more

Why Chemmy Alcott gives 100% in Olympic training and interviews

If you saw the Clare Balding show on BT Sport on Friday night, you would've heard Chemmy Alcott rush through the story of her near death experience, then launch into an exuberant description of the single-mindedness that drives her towards her fourth Olympics. She even ending up putting words in Mar... Read more

Chemmy Alcott - Active Muscle Recovery & Broken Bones

66 days to go until Sochi! There’s no lying down as an Olympian, literally, even when you’re injured because you’ve broken your leg. Dancing on Ice star and Olympic veteran, Chemmy Alcott, spends about six hours a day in machines like the Anti-Gravity treadmill to accelerate her healing. Once Chem... Read more

Chemmy and The Alpine 4 Ski Round Canary Wharf

If you walked through Canary Wharf’s shopping centre on Monday or Tuesday, you may have seen a bunch of athletes working out on strange-looking cross trainers while shouting about breaking a world record. If so, you’ll have witnessed the efforts of Olympian skier Chemmy Alcott and hardcore athletes... Read more

Chemmy Alcott and The Arctic V create a new Guinness World Record

We were delighted to witness history being made last Friday, courtesy of The Arctic V. Arriving in Hyde Park on a blustery afternoon, we had a good feeling that the five athletes would smash the Guinness World Record for fastest mile on roller skis by a linked team, but we didn't know just how we... Read more

15 things you don’t know about Chemmy Alcott

You’ll probably know her best for her star turn at the 2014 Winter Olympics (and for being our brand ambassador, obviously), but just how well do you know Chemmy Alcott? We’ve found out some rather interesting facts about our favourite four-time Winter Olympian... “I got married in 2014 [to alpine ... Read more

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