Strap yourselves in summer is here serving up a feast of spectator action over the next few months that will conclude with a sporting sunset featuring not one but two global championships on Scottish and London shores.
For news of September’s Solheim Cup and the World Para Swimming Championships double-header and plenty of world-class action in between times read on – and to ensure you don’t miss a moment of the action subscribe now to our free newsletter.
When someone says golf and Gleneagles in the same sentence expectations levels are already high but the ante will be upped this September as the Solheim Cup – the biggest event in women’s golf – comes calling to the most famous fairways in Perthshire.
First staged in 1990 anticipation levels for this biennial tournament between the top professional golfers from Europe and United States continue to grow and the 16th edition at Gleneagles could be the most compelling showdown yet. Taking place from 9-15 September entry is free for the practise days with tickets are on general sale for the tournament days. See our event preview for details.
Some 450 miles away on 9 September from the greens in Scotland to a pool in central London all swimming eyes will be on the London Aquatics Centre for seven September days. The 2019 World Para Swimming Championships – the largest para swimming event outside of the Paralympic Games – will feature 600 swimmers from approximately 60 countries competing for 130 titles at the iconic venue which hosted swimming and diving at the London 2012 Olympics. GB’s very own Ellie Simmonds, a multiple Paralympic gold medallist will be among those in the pool chasing world honours. You can check out the latest ticket information here and note sessions are already selling out so book early to avoid disappointment.
Ahead of September’s action cycling history will be made in August with the inaugural Women’s Tour of Scotland. Spectating is free on the route which takes in Dundee, Dunfermline, Glasgow, Perth and Edinburgh over three days of stage racing. Set to be a permanent fixture on the UCI (the world governing body for cycling) elite calendar an anticipated 100,000 spectators are expected to line the 350km route with Scottish star and Olympic gold medallist Katie Archibald just one of the stars to look out for. Check out our race preview for all the spectator essentials.
Also in August for cricket fans suffering World Cup withdrawal symptoms it’s The Ashes to the rescue with battle joined in London at Lord’s for the second Test in a five-match series. The Home of Cricket encounter starts on the 14 August with the final Test also hosted in London, at the Oval, from 12 September. Our Test preview has the latest information and ticket availability.