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Top UK Trail Running Destination

The UK has plenty of Trail Running destinations on offer with picturesque runs that challenge you first and reward you with views second.   To provide some inspiration for your next running escape we have picked out the top 10 UK trail running destinations from the Coed-y-Brenin in Snowdonia to Edale Skyline in the Peak […]


Giro d’Italia – Event Guide

With the Tour de France rolling into Paris, the organisers, competitors and fans breathed a sigh of relief that, despite the COVID19 pandemic, a new winner was crowned on the Champs-Élysées. The next Grand Tour to take place is the Giro d’Italia (Tour of Italy), which starts later than usual, on 3rd October.   In […]


Best tips for treating and preventing golfer’s elbow

We at SportsCover Direct have been providing tailored Sports Travel Insurance policies for over 25 years, and over that time protected more than 200,000 sports enthusiasts. Golf Insurance is one of our bestselling products, and so here is some useful information on how golfers can treat and prevent golfer’s elbow – which is one of […]


2020 Tour de France – Pre-event guide

The 107th Tour de France is due to start in under a month’s time. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the tour has been pushed back from July to the end of the summer. On 29th August, the race will commence from Nice Moyens and 23 days later arrive on the Champs-Élysées. 22 different teams (176 […]


Paddleboarding for beginners

With gyms and swimming pools being closed for most of the summer, many people have turned to the water as a place to exercise. One sport that was already experiencing a huge growth in popularity over recent years is paddleboarding, a trend which the lockdown has accelerated. British Canoeing, which includes paddleboarders in its membership, […]


River swimming for beginners

With swimming pools closed until at least the 25th July 2020, many swimmers are considering taking a dip in their nearest river. Open water swimming is fast growing in popularity, with an increase in organised swim sessions, as well as more people daring to give wild swimming a try. In less than a decade, the […]


Top 10 cafes for cyclists in the UK

Whether it is decorated with cycling memorabilia, at a key place on a popular cycling route or just somewhere to meet other riders and watch cycling on TV, there are now plenty of options for somewhere to grab a coffee for keen cyclists. Here is a guide to 10 of the best.   1. Look […]


Best Cycling and Golf Destinations in Europe

A recent report carried out by World Travel Market Global Trends showed that cycling holidays are growing at the expense of golfing breaks. According to the report, golf’s target market – affluent middle-aged males, are ditching the golf clubs and moving towards cycling as their preferred leisure activity. Many who previously chose to spend a […]


Top 5 Winter Triathlon Training Locations

The triathlon season may have come to an end in the Northern Hemisphere but there are still plenty of winter triathlons that you can partake in over the colder months if you are willing to travel. Here are our five suggested races:   1. The Canary Islands   This collection of islands in the Atlantic […]


Our Pick of The Top Golf Christmas Gifts 2019

Golf remains a very popular pastime, with an estimated 4 million golfers in the UK. As a result, there are hundreds of gifts for golfers available. Whether you are looking for a practical or novelty gift, here is our guide to the perfect present.   The Ultimate   If your budget is big enough then […]