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Our sporting bucket list

There may be thousands of sporting events across the world, but only a handful are worth planning years ahead for.

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Of all the regular events that happen every year, here is our selection of world-class experiences that you need to try out at least once in your lifetime:

Wimbledon

As the oldest tennis tournament in the world, Wimbledon is considered by many to still be the most prestigious of them all.

Not only does it have the glamour, the big names and the strawberries (with cream), but it also has the unique claim of being the only Grand Slam major event played on grass.

Grand Prix – Silverstone, Abu Dhabi and Monaco

Formula One travels across the world, drawing in crowds from all corners of the globe. Picking one course that rises above the rest isn’t easy – but we feel there are three outright contenders.

Spanning a fair distance between them, Britain’s Silverstone course, the UAE’s Abu Dhabi track and the third jewel in the Triple Crown of Motorsport, the Monaco Grand Prix, take the podium spots for us.

All three have seen countless classic showdowns between them and continue to host glamorous events year in, year out. As with many sporting events, the pomp and fanfare are just as much a part of the experience as the sport itself.

Six Nations

The finest rugby teams in the Northern Hemisphere take on one another each year in a tournament renowned for being hard to predict.

Despite only six teams taking part since Italy joined in 2000, four separate nations have emerged victorious, and back-to-back winners are rare. With a highly regarded trophy at the end, countries throw their all into each game, making for scintillating rugby every time.

Cheltenham National Hunt Festival

Second only to the Grand National in terms of prize money, this horse racing date is particularly popular with visitors as it coincides with St Patrick’s Day, making for some very fun (and drunk) days for attendees.

However, it’s not just the alcohol that draws people here. A number of Grade I races, including the Cheltenham Gold Cup and the Champion Hurdle, are tense contests every time, whereas hundreds of millions of pounds pass bookmakers’ hands over the course of the weekend.

Test match cricket at Lords

With over 200 years of sporting history buried in its past, Lord’s Cricket Ground is an emotional place for any fan of the sport to visit.

Whether they’re facing the likes of T20 world champions the West Indies or other heavyweights such as Sri Lanka, India or Australia, seeing an England test match is something you’ll remember forever.

Live your list

It’s one thing to make your bucket list and another to put it into practice. We can help you do just that.

If you’d like to enquire about tickets or hospitality for any of these events – or others that you’d like to add to our own list – then please get in touch at info@finderskeepersuk.com.

Also, if you have a bucket list of your own, we’d like to hear what’s on it. Please Tweet us at https://twitter.com/finderskeeperss

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