Where's your #HomeOfSport?

by Katie Rowe

Category: Expert insights
June 10 2015

From next weekend’s vintage cycle race, L’Eroica, to the 2015 Rugby World Cup in September and hundreds of other annual sporting events including the Grand National, Wimbledon and even Cheese Rolling, our sporting heritage is really something to shout about and we’re asking you to do exactly that!

We’re on a quest to find England’s home of sport and want to hear all about your favourite places to kick-off, cycle, climb, hike, run, pitch, kayak, serve, swim or simply spectate.

Simply upload a picture of your own home of sport to Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #HomeOfSport along with a short and snappy sentence about where you are and why it’s the best sporting destination in England (remember, you’ve only got 140 characters).

Here are five of our favourite sporting experiences where spectacular views come as standard. 

A climber suspended mid air between two cliffs on the Via Ferrata Extreme in Cumbria

Balancing between the clifftops on the Via Ferrata Extreme in the Lake District, Cumbria, North West England

Cyclists pause on a cottage-lined street with Corfe Castle in the background

Cycling past Wareham’s olde-worlde cottages and admiring views of Corfe Castle in Dorset, South West England

A hand glider floats above the green hills of the South Downs

Soaring above Devil’s Dyke in the South Downs National Park on a hang glider, Sussex, South East England

A wind surfer in front of Normanton Church at Rultand Water

Windsurfing at Rutland Water and catching a view of Normanton Church, Rutland, Central England

Walkers hop over the Dovedale stepping stones with a luscious peak in the background

Hopping over the Dovedale Stepping Stones on a ramble in the Peak District, Derbyshire, Central England

Approved nominations will appear on a national sports wall at englandhomeofsport.com and will be entered into a prize draw to win a selection of sporting experiences.

Entries open today (10 June) and close at midnight on 31 August 2015, after which an expert panel will work through the nominations to establish a shortlist of sporting hubs. 

Katie Rowe

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