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Great British Sporting Events This Summer

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The summer of sport has kicked off...

Cycle racing – Tour de France - Saturday 29th June 2013 to Sunday July 21st 2013

The Tour de France is one of the most prestigious events in the racing calendar. Dating back to 1903 there are few events in the cycling calendar with such international appeal.  This year marks the 100th anniversary and keen cyclists have already been given the opportunity to ride the most famous stage, and also a nationwide run of events named the “Fete du Tour”

Golf – Open Championship, Muirfield – Friday 18th to Sunday 21st July 2013

The Open has been played on the 3rd Friday July since 1979.  It is the oldest of the four major championships and the only one to be played outside of the USA. Touring 9 courses in the UK, this year the Open will take place in Muirfield.

This years open sees a hopeful Tiger Woods planning on returning to form, optimistically claiming he's “good enough” and according to the bookies he's right, being a 7-1 favourite to win. Other favourites include Rory McIlroy and my personal choice, Adam Scott.

Tennis – Wimbledon Championships – Monday 24th June 2013 to Sunday 7th July 2013

The Wimbledon Championships is the oldest tennis tournament in the world, and the only of the majors to be played on grass. The majors include four Grand Slam tennis tournaments. It is widely considered the most esteemed and greatest tennis tournament, held at the ‘All England Club’ in Wimbledon in London since 1877, a lawn tennis club.

Wimbledon is also famous for its strawberries and cream, the strawberries are picked the day before. At 5.30 am on match day they arrive for inspection, from LEAF- Registered farms in Kent. The cream has to be 48% butterfat to go with the Elsanta strawberries.

Formula 1- British Grand Prix – Friday 28th to Sunday 30th June 2013

Opened in1948, the first RAC Grand Prix took place on October 2nd. The course was 3.67 miles and 23 car competed, the winner Luigi Villoresi in a Maserati was recorded at an average speed of 72 mph.  This year Sebastian Vettel for Red Bull is the favourite to win, and is currently 21 point ahead of Kimi Raikkonen for Lotus in the 2013 Drivers' Championship.  The British race will take place at 1pm on the 30th June. 

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