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5 holiday destinations where the pound is strong

Turkey’s frosty recent trade relationship with the USA, and subsequent tariffs imposed by Donald Trump’s presidency have hit the Turkish Lira hard. The value of the currency has fallen over 25% against the Dollar in the past month, leaving it reeling.   While the weakness of the Lira is bad for Turkey, it does mean […]

Premier League’s top earners by contribution revealed

Footballers are paid handsomely for what they do, that is universally accepted. But for every Mohamed Salah or Kevin De Bruyne whose end product is clear to see, there are others whose contribution is found a little wanting.   There is obviously more to a player’s performance than goals, clean sheets and wins – but […]

5 Things To Consider When Planning A Cycling Holiday

Heading away on a dedicated cycling holiday is often the highlight of the year for many cyclists. The opportunity to get out on your bike and explore a location that you may not have been before, tackling new climbs and checking out fresh routes is second to none.   But before you head away on […]

Bikepacking essentials: What you need to remember

An emerging sport that combines mountain biking with lightweight camping, bikepacking has exploded in popularity over the years, with its irresistible mixture of long-distance cycling and countryside exploration attracting devotees from all corners of the globe.   If you’re thinking of taking the plunge and going on a bikepacking trip, you need to be prepared. […]

5 golf holiday destinations to rival Spain and Portugal

For golfers wanting to tee off abroad, the first golf holiday destinations to come to mind and more than likely to be Spain and Portugal. However, there are plenty of other top choices when it comes to hitting the fairways overseas.   Good weather, challenging, yet fun-to-play courses and top experiences can certainly be found […]

The Most Common Cycling Injuries

Bradley Wiggins did it in 2011, Tony Martin did it in 2015, while last year it was Geraint Thomas’ turn. The connection between the three cyclists? Their Tour de France campaign that year was cut short by a broken collarbone.   While road rash, saddle sores and other minor injuries and ailments will have blighted […]

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’s annual survey named the middle eastern country’s national airline as the most punctual in the world.   Not only was the carrier crowned as the best for time-keeping, but it […]

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 […]