With a packed sporting calendar, it’s easy to coincide your camping trip with a top sporting event.
With Britain most definitely being a sporting nation, there’s no shortage of action-packed opportunities to watch one of the many matches, tournaments, races or challenges taking place throughout Britain this summer.
Here’s our pick of some of the top sporting events and where you can pitch up to ensure you catch the best of the action.
1-5 May. The Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials, Badminton, Gloucester GL9 1DFStaged in the beautiful grounds of the Badminton Estate in south Gloucestershire, this test of all round horsemanship celebrates its 70th year. World class riders and horses compete for the coveted top spot through the disciplines of dressage, cross country and show jumping.Nearest Club Site: Devizes
30 May-15 July. ICC Cricket World CupThis will be the 12th Cricket World Cup competition and, for the fifth time, will be held in England and Wales.See your April print issue for full venue locations and where to camp.
5-10 June. Royal Ascot, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7JXRoyal Ascot is horse racing’s most prestigious Flat Race meeting, attracting some of the best horses and jockeys from around the world. The meeting is also known for its pageantry, fashion and style.Nearest Club Site: Chertsey
9 June. Dragon Ride L’Etape, WalesDragon Ride L’Etape Wales by Le Tour de France is one of the most iconic sportives in the UK and offers an inspiring Tour de France riding experience to UK cyclists. Riders take on the rugged climbs and rural roads of the Brecon Beacons, starting from Margam Park in Port Talbot. Nearest Club Site: Rhandirmwyn
29-30 June. Major League Baseball, London Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, LondonThe first-ever Major League Baseball games to be held in Europe, the London Stadium in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will host the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox.Nearest Club Site: Kelvedon Hatch
1-14 July. Wimbledon Tennis Championships, The All England Lawn Tennis Club, Church Road, Wimbledon, LondonThe oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament in the world and the only major played on grass will see the world’s best players battle it out for the coveted men’s and women’s singles trophies.Nearest Club Site: Walton-on-Thames
12-14 JulyFormula 1 Rolex British Grand Prix, Silverstone Circuit, Towcester, NorthantsHome to F1 since 1950, the 2019 British Grand Prix is rumoured to be the last at Silverstone. As well as an action-packed racing schedule, visitors can enjoy music concerts, shows and more.Nearest Club Sites: Chipping Norton, Oxford
30 July-3 August. Glorious Goodwood, Goodwood Racecourse, Chichester, West SussexCalled the world’s most beautiful racecourse, Glorious Goodwood attracts the world’s best horses and jockeys for 5 days of first-class flat racing with a total of 35 races over five days.Nearest Club Site: Chichester
10-17 August. Lendy Cowes Week, The Parade, West Cowes, Isle of Wight PO31 7QJThe oldest and largest annual sailing regatta in the world boasts an 8-day schedule combining competitive racing and fun for 8,000 competitors and expected 100,000 spectators who can enjoy a fantastic line-up of shore-side entertainment day and night, with a fireworks display on the final Friday of the event.Nearest Club Site: Adgestone
9-15 September. Solheim Cup, Gleneagles, ScotlandThe Solheim Cup is the biggest event in women’s golf with the best players from Europe and the USA going head-to-head with more than 100,000 spectators expected to attend from across the globe.Nearest Club Site: Scone
19-22 September. SsangYong Blenheim Palace Horse Trials, Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxon OX20 1PSThis world-class equestrian event attracts top international riders and their mounts as they compete for the top spot in dressage, cross country and show jumping disciplines. As well as being an exciting spectator event, there are numerous displays, demonstrations and shopping opportunities to keep the whole family entertained.Nearest Club Site: Oxford
22-29 September. UCI Road World Championships, YorkshireOne of the world’s most prestigious professional cycling events, the UCI Road World Championships will see 1,000 riders from 75 different countries complete in 12 races over eight days with each race finishing in Harrogate.Nearest Club Site: Boroughbridge