England’s cities ooze sporting prowess. There’s Sheffield with the English Institute of Sport, which nurtured Jessica Ennis, and Manchester with its academy for young football players. Our great sporting venues motivate and inspire colleagues. Watch thoroughbreds trot the parade ring at North Yorkshire’s three racecourses in Ripon, Thirsk and York, view superbikes from the veranda at Donington or dine between tries at Twickenham Stadium. The Olympic legacy lives on during tours through the landscaped grounds at the Olympic Park, Stratford. You can almost hear the crowds roar as you walk through the players’ tunnel at Old Trafford stadium, Manchester.