Sporting events

We are a sports-mad country, with world-class sporting events occupying various fields in England across the year. There's the promise of the Rugby World Cup kicking off on English soil in 2015, the world's oldest football cup competition, the FA Cup, with away fixtures perfect for arranging a football break, and an impressive range of sailing, cricket and golf fixtures, to mention a few. Then, of course, there’s the Social Season, with horse racing, polo and tennis all jockeying for attention. If you have to pick, Ladies Day at Royal Ascot is one of the most famous race meet days of them all.

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Get on your bike and take on the ‘Hills Killer’

Get on your bike and take on the ‘Hills Killer’

Do you have what it takes to battle your bike up the most challenging hills on the Isle of Wight?

Location: Freshwater, Isle of Wight

September events
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Witness the thrill of the race at Barbury International Horse Trials

Witness the thrill of the race at Barbury International Horse Trials

Saddle up for this three-day event, which tests the strength and stamina of horses and their riders.

Location: Marlborough, Wiltshire

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Cheer on a winner at the Northumberland Plate Festival

Cheer on a winner at the Northumberland Plate Festival

Put on your posh frocks and have a little flutter at one of the biggest events in the North East horseracing calendar.

Location: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

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Watch a cricket match at world famous Trent Bridge

Watch a cricket match at world famous Trent Bridge

Visit one of the most famous sporting grounds in the UK and watch cricketing history being made.

Location: West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire

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Test Match at Lord’s

Test Match at Lord’s

Discover the Home of Cricket on a day out at Lord's.

Location: London, Greater London

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Step up to the okey for 8 days of Darts action in Hull

Step up to the okey for 8 days of Darts action in Hull

Get up close and personal with some of the UK’s best darts professionals as they let the arrows fly.

Location: Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Revel in pageantry at the Henley of the north

Revel in pageantry at the Henley of the north

There's nothing weary about the Wear, at northeast England's premier rowing event.

Location: River Wear, Durham

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Be bowled over by the Scarborough Cricket Festival

Be bowled over by the Scarborough Cricket Festival

The annual festival is one of the most historic sporting events in the world and has played host to some great cricketers over the years.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

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Have a spicy post-match feast in Birmingham

Have a spicy post-match feast in Birmingham

Make the most of a Rugby World Cup trip to Birmingham and pack days with historic tours, stylish shopping and fun family attractions.

Location: Birmingham

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Le Tour is coming to Huddersfield and Holmfirth

Le Tour is coming to Huddersfield and Holmfirth

Join thousands to cheer on the riders on Le Tour including the most iconic climb in the country, Holme Moss.

Location: Holmfirth, West Yorkshire

Cycling
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The FA Cup

The FA Cup

The best places to watch the Cup Final day.

Location: London, Greater London

May events
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Visit the UK’s premier racing venue at Silverstone

Visit the UK’s premier racing venue at Silverstone

There’s far more to this legendary circuit in Buckinghamshire than you may imagine.

Location: Silverstone, Buckinghamshire

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Cool off between games at the beach in Brighton

Cool off between games at the beach in Brighton

Turn your Rugby World Cup trip to Brighton & Hove into a south coast seaside break packed with beach fun, boutique shopping and family entertainment.

Location: Brighton and Hove

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Test your fitness levels at The Great North Run

Test your fitness levels at The Great North Run

The Great North Run is an iconic half marathon with more than 54,000 runners registering to take part every year.

Location: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

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Join a mass cycle ride in Central London with RideLondon

Join a mass cycle ride in Central London with RideLondon

Get on your bike and enjoy two days of special cycling events as part of the RideLondon festival – including a public FreeCycle through London.

Location: Central London, Greater London

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High-octane thrills on track, water and in the air

High-octane thrills on track, water and in the air

Experience the thrills of Cholmondeley Pageant of Power. Watch the car rallies, air displays, water sports and more.

Location: Chester, Cheshire

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Mix rugby and Royals in Milton Keynes

Mix rugby and Royals in Milton Keynes

Stay on after Rugby World Cup games in the surprising new town of Milton Keynes for shopping parks, indoor ski slopes and those famous concrete cow statues.

Location: Milton Keynes

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Royal Ascot

Royal Ascot

This is probably the most quintessentially English sporting day out.

Location: Ascot, Berkshire

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Go to the races at Beverley

Go to the races at Beverley

Enjoy sipping champagne in the stylish Premier Enclosure or a picnic right at the heat of the action in the Course Enclosure.

Location: Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Take part in the Portsmouth & Southsea Triathlon Festival

Take part in the Portsmouth & Southsea Triathlon Festival

Take part in a gruelling Olympic distance race over land and sea at the Wiggle Portsmouth Triathlon Festival.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

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