Must-See Sporting Events
Badminton Horse Trials is the toughest and most enthralling equestrian event of the year and is a must for fans. The horses and riders must complete the competition over the 3-day period with each day presenting a different discipline, including dressage and a 4 mile cross-country ride testing speed and agility. This is the most prestigious event on the equine calendar and fine spectacle that has to be experienced.
The British Superbike Championship, is the leading road racing superbike championship in the United Kingdom, and is widely acknowledged as the premier domestic superbike racing series in the world. A championship consisting of 12 pulsating rounds of fast paced racing, it is spread across 12 different locations across the UK including Brands Hatch, Thruxton, Donnington Park and Silverstone. Visiting these circuits is not a problem in a camper as there is designated and reasonably priced camping at every circuit.
Played since 1860, The Open is the most significant date in the golfing calendar. The best players from around the world battle the harsh Scottish winds to try to get their hands on one of the most iconic sporting trophies in the world, the Claret Jug. Legends to have graced the greens include Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Tom Watson, as well as modern-day icons such as Tiger Woods and 2017's winner Jordan Spieth. When walking the fairways to the 18th tee, you really do imagine yourself as a player among the championship's staggering heritage. This is a must-see event for all sports fans.
No matter what team you’re supporting, following them to incredible cities and stadiums across Europe is very easy and much cheaper in a campervan. Dublin, London, Rome, Cardiff, Paris and Edinburgh are cities with enormous rugby pedigree and play host to the greatest annual Rugby championship in history. Driving to these locations and spectacular stadiums is incredibly easy and comfortable with just your match day ticket to hand. Join the other thousands of passionate fans across Europe and experience what it is like to follow your team through Europe and experience the fantastic atmosphere the championship generates.
The World Rally Championship (WRC) is the most action-packed and skilful of all the motorsport disciplines, pushing the boundaries of engineering and driving skill to the limit. Visiting top European destinations such as Monte-Carlo, Sweden and France, the WRC championship allow the fans huge access to its drivers and teams unlike other major sports. The GB rally is one of the last of the European stages and always poses tough driving conditions for its competitors, which means a weekend of speed and thrills for spectators.
This legendary endurance race in France is the Holy Grail of driving and it’s certainly the one that drivers want to win. Thousands of fans pack the stands bordering the circuit to witness 24 hours of pure racing thrill and the championship continues to strengthen every year. There is a great community of fans who all travel in campervans and treat this experience as their annual holiday. Being only 2 hours from Paris and Rennes, Le Mans can be so much more than just a race weekend!
The greatest motorbike riders all converge on this tiny island in the Irish Sea for one the greatest road races the world has ever seen. The 38 mile undulating mountainous course is run on regular road and is by far the most dangerous and raw form of motor racing. The fans make this event extra special; they all have huge respect for the riders so it is special atmosphere to enjoy. With regular ferry services to both England and the Irish mainland, it is easy to extend your stay and continue exploring.
Following the F1 calendar throughout Europe is a must in a campervan. Destinations on the F1 calendar include Belgium's infamous Spa circuit, Spain's notorious Circuit de Barcelona and Italy's famous Monza circuit. The atmosphere at all the races around the world is special, but the European legs bring something else and crowds that are much more engaged. Following your favourite team and driver from track to track is something that a very lucky few ever get to do but hiring a campervan certainly makes it possible.
The most famous and gruelling multi-staged bike race in history occurs every year with thousands of lucky fans descending upon the streets of France. The tour is the oldest and the most prestigious race of the year where sprint finishes along the Champs-Élysées are memories that will last a lifetime. Following the tour for 3 weeks through rural France is a true life experience and something that every keen camper should do!