LONDON -- (Marketwire) -- 07/10/12 -- With the Olympics currently at the forefront of most people's minds, those who missed out on tickets may think they have missed out on all the great live sports for the summer. However, Cheapflights.co.uk, the UK's leading online deals publisher, has searched high and low to find the best alternative sporting events taking place in the coming weeks.
So if you weren't lucky enough to bag some Olympic tickets, why not head down to one of these:
20-22 July: Formula 1 Grand Prix, Germany
The annual German Grand Prix takes place at the Hockenheimring in the town of Hockenheim in Germany. One of the most anticipated international sporting events, the Grand Prix in Germany is always a sell out to crowds who travel from near and far to enjoy the race. This is the perfect weekend for motor sports enthusiasts or those who just want to enjoy the glamour of Formula 1 and state-of-the-art cars. Return flights to Germany are from £66 per person with Cheapflights.co.uk
21-22 July: Vintage Bike Rally, Romania
Taking place in the historic town of Turda, Romania, the Eastern European Vintage Bike Rally unites bike riders from across Romania as well as welcoming visitors from all over the world. The event has been held each year since 1947 and includes a Cheetah bike race on the salt track and a vintage bike street race in the town. Return flights to Romania are from £241 per person with Cheapflights.co.uk
27 July: Nuit des Rollers, France
On the last Friday of July each year, skating enthusiasts don their roller skates for Nuit des Rollers in Bordeaux, France. The organised skates leave from Place Pey Berlan at 8.30pm for a night-time race. Even if you don't fancy taking part, this is a spectacle well worth watching! Return flights to France are from £69 per person with Cheapflights.co.uk
6 August: Ribadesella Canoe Race, Spain
The thrilling annual Ribadesella canoe race follows a 20km course along the River Sella between the bridges of Arriondas and Ribadesella in Spain. There is also a land race where participants try and reach the finish line at the same time as the caoenists. Visitors can also enjoy the prize giving ceremony and street parades. Return flights to Spain are from £132 per person with Cheapflights.co.uk
5 August: Pellestrina Regatta, Italy
One of 120 regattas during the Venetian rowing season, the Pellestrina Regatta takes place in Venice, Italy, in August. The island of Pellestrina is one of the many that dot the shallow waters of the Venetian Lagoon surrounding Venice. The Regatta coincides with the colourful festival of Madonna dell'Apparizione, so as well as the sporting event there are plenty of concerts to enjoy. Return flights to Italy are from £79 per person with Cheapflights.co.uk
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Cheapflights Media is an international media network helping over 11 million visitors a month find top travel deals. Our Cheapflights brand was launched in 1996 and pioneered the online comparison of flight deals for users. Today, users compare a wide range of deals from hundreds of partners including online travel agents, consolidators and airlines to find the very best flight deals. With a mission to be the starting point for travel, Cheapflights works to deliver the industry's best airfare bargains, expert tips and inspiration. There are currently Cheapflights sites in the U.K., U.S., Canada, Germany, Australia & New Zealand, France, Italy and Spain. For more information, visit http://www.cheapflights.co.uk/. Our newest brand, Momondo, is a leading travel search engine for finding comprehensive worldwide pricing and availability on airfares. Winner of several awards, the site is ideal for users on specific travel schedules. For more information, visit http://www.momondo.com/.
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