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The world’s 10 most unique golf courses

Most golfers will have a favourite course to play, whether it’s their regular, local course or something a bit further afield. And while the UK has some top courses golf fans can tee off, you usually have to travel overseas for something really unique.   So forget the Links courses of Scotland and the traditional […]

Flight delays and cancellations: Your rights

Whether it’s because of an ash cloud or financial difficulties of your chosen airlines, suffering a delayed flight, or worse, a cancellation, is the worst way to start a holiday.   Knowing what to do if your plans are scuppered before you’ve even reached your destination can be confusing. However, the rules surrounding flight delays […]

Helen Russell: Stepping up to the challenge

Each year I like to try a new sporting challenge, usually for charity. In 2015 I was part of the ‘One Day Ahead’ team which cycled the entire route of the Tour de France one day ahead of the professionals for Cure Leukaemia and last year I rode the infamous Mont Ventoux three times in […]

Free European rail travel for 20,000 youngsters

This summer 20,000 18-year-olds could be granted free rail travel across Europe in an exciting new EU initiative. Having discussed the idea for two years, this March, the European Commission agreed to grant €12 million to fund the provision of thousands of complementary Interrail passes to the continent’s youngsters.   The pass will give holders […]

Cycling Festivals: 5 of the Best Multi-Day Events

With the arrival of the first Classics of the season, the cycling fraternity are well-catered for when it comes to spring excitement. And as the likes of Sagan, Froome and Kittel prepare for another long, hard campaign, it’s an opportunity for those who prefer a more leisurely pace to plan their rides for the year. […]

The Masters: Stats to savour for 2018’s first major

The first major of the golf season is fast approaching and the story lines are already taking shape. The build up to the 2018 Masters has us asking questions such as “Tiger, can’t really come back and top the leaderboard again can he?”, “Will Sergio Garcia flourish after breaking his major duck?” and “Does anyone […]

5 incredible destinations for winter mountain biking

Very few things in life can compare to the immaculate crunch of bike tyres rolling through tightly-packed snow or the brisk winter air rushing past your cheeks during an early morning ride. On the other hand, being soggy and fighting hypothermia just to get in a little exercise doesn’t appeal to every cyclist out there. […]

Benidorm: A surprise gem for cyclists

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the comedy programme ‘Benidorm’. In January, whilst the stars of the show gathered at a celebration in London, I was in the programme’s namesake for a training holiday!   Whilst the Benidorm depicted in the show is a place for sun seeking, beer drinking Brits, in winter the […]

Golfing luxury: The most expensive clubs on offer

Sometimes it might feel that no matter which club you had in your hands making par is an impossibility. However, having the right iron or ideal putter in the bag can have an untold effect on your performance.   As with all things in life, you generally get what you pay for. Splash out a […]

Pyeongchang 2018: Team GB’s top Olmypic medal hopes

After Team GB equalled their best ever Winter Olympics in Sochi four years ago, the pressure is on for 2018’s representatives to step up once again.   The Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea see a 49-strong team of British athletes look to top the four medals brought home from Russia in 2014. And with the […]