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Best Places to Watch the Tour de France 2018

While many will settle for watching Chris Froome and co battle it out for the Yellow Jersey from home, nothing quite beats watching Le Tour de France in person.   With the Grand Depart less than a month away on July 7th, time is running out to plan a last minute trip across the channel […]

Qatar Airways named as world’s most punctual

Holiday makers who are sticklers for time are advised to plan a holiday to Qatar next year, preferably flying from Birmingham Airport. Airline ranker Airhelp named the middle eastern country’s national airline as the most punctual in the world.   Not only was the carrier named crowned as the best for time-keeping, but it also […]

10 reasons why you need golf insurance

According to the British Golf Industry Association, there are around 4 million golfers living on these shores. However, it is probably safe to assume that only a small percentage of those have ever considered whether they need golf insurance.   Whether you are a member, a semi-regular golf or just an occasional player, there are […]

Travel insurance: Why it pays to buy early

British holidaymakers continue to put themselves at risk of a severe financial hit by not taking out travel insurance at the earliest opportunity, according to SportsCover Direct’s latest data.   Of all successful claims received for our Sports Travel Insurance product between 2014 and 2017, 13% were attributed to individuals who were unable to go […]

Avoiding the card exchange rate con

When shopping abroad, trying to convert pounds to euros, dollars or any other currency in your head can be tricky and frustrating. However, relying on ‘helpful’ shop vendors and chip and pin machines to convert your payment into sterling can leaving you paying more than you bargain for.   If you’re at an ATM, or […]

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 a terrible 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 […]

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 […]