TRAVEL TUESDAY: SPORTING OCCASIONS IN THE UK 🇬🇧
Another blatant attempt to get all of you over to the UK to spend your hard earned cash in this green & pleasant land! We've got SPORT! ALL THE SPORTS!!! If you time your visit well, you might get to watch these sports (probably in a pub, with real fans).
- •Six Nations RugbyFEBRUARY - MARCH; ENGLAND - SCOTLAND - WALES - IRELAND- FRANCE - ITALY. Rugby Union.
- •Cheltenham FestivalMARCH; CHELTENHAM: lots of people put bets on and drink.
- •The Boat RaceAPRIL; THE THAMES: Totally using a pic of a Cambridge victory even though they er... got the silver medal this year.
- •The Grand NationalAPRIL; AINTREE: It's a three day festival with the blue riband event being The Grand National, which is a steeplechase race.
- •London MarathonAPRIL; LONDON: the runners are probably too busy concentrating on staying alive to be noticing all the landmarks TBH.
- •FA Cup finalMAY; WEMBLEY STADIUM: the FA Cup is the oldest domestic cup competition in the world. As a child, it was one of the highlights of the sporting year for me!
- •Royal AscotJUNE; BERKSHIRE: thoroughbred horse racing. This is flat racing. The Gold Cup is the highlight of the Royal meeting in June.
- •The DerbyJUNE; EPSOM IN SURREY: billed as "the greatest flat race in the world". The first Friday of June is Ladies' Day.
- •Test CricketSUMMER MONTHS; SERIES PLAYED AT ENGLISH GROUNDS.
- •WimbledonJUNE - JULY; SW19, LONDON.
- •Grand Prix, SilverstoneJULY; NORTHAMPTONSHIRE.
- •I might add more later, some obscure sports like golf and rugby league. HAHAHA!Sorry golf and rugby league fans. Just joking!
- •I've changed this into a collaborative list (mainly because I am lazy...) - please add your UK sporting event to this list. Thank you lovelies!
- •The Cooper's Hill Cheese-Rolling and WakeGloucester . May?
- •British OpenLate July? Various places...
- •Isle of Man MotorcycleFirst week of June?
- •Hen Racing (may result in runny eggs 😑)@jennifergster better? For over a century, the Derbyshire village of Bonsall has staged World Championship Hen Races outside the Barley Mow pub. Local villages compete, racing chickens over a 15-metre track – with the birds given three minutes each heat to cross the finish line and any fighting between hens resulting in disqualification.