A combination of great weather and success in several sporting events recently has dramatically changed the mood of our country over the last week or so. Any Murray winning Wimbledon, England winning the first Ashes test match in cricket and temperatures touching 30C have all come as greater or lesser surprises and with the school summer holidays imminent, there’s plenty more to be happy about.
The Met Office made the fateful yet evergreen error of telling everyone what a terrible summer
it was going to be when, within days, a high pressure system bringing hot weather, thumbed its nose at them and now threatens to stay for weeks. This has got people thinking about getting out and enjoying it whilst it lasts as the queues heading down to the coastal beaches have shown. With yet more sporting action on the horizon, it’s not just the beaches that will experience the rush.
The first Ashes test in Nottingham finished yesterday with an England victory but there are four more matches this summer up to the end of August. It’s a perfect excuse to visit Manchester
, Durham or London
and enjoy a few days’ fascinating sport whilst disinterested partners can shop or enjoy the cultural delights of the cities.
The Rugby World Cup following on and hosted by England and Wales will feature a wider range of venues in some exciting cities like Limerick in Ireland, Bristol, Cardiff and Avignon in France. Car hire
is very cheap in all the destinations meaning that a budget air fare and a hire car later, you could be dropping your partner off at the stadium whilst you enjoy a pavement café, a trip around a famous steamship or the shopping delights of the Welsh capital.
From the 16th to the 22nd of September, you can see the latest batch of British sporting heroes in action in our premier cycling event, the Tour of Britain. What better excuse than to plan your own tour of Britain – especially as the St Swithun’s Day weather forecast is meant to predict the sunny warm weather will last into September? Some of the destinations visited by the elite of the sporting world are world class in themselves; the Lake District, the Highlands of Scotland and Dartmoor. All great places to stay whilst awaiting the fly past of the magnificent riders.
This great weather doesn’t come around that often so what are you waiting for? Get planning a great break in even better weather!