The sporting events are predominately horse racing events such as the Grand National at Aintree, but the most popular and most attended event will be the London Marathon which is a great spectacle of runners getting around London for good charity causes. This event is attended from people all over the world.
1st April – Bahrain Grand Prix – Sakhir, Bahrain
The Bahrain Grand Prix is a Formula One Championship race in Bahrain sponsored by Gulf Air. The first race took place at the Bahrain International Circuit on 4 April 2004. It’s the first race of the Grand Prix season and the race is under floodlights.
2nd April to 3rd April – Motor Racing – British Touring Cars Championship – Brands Hatch, Kent
The British Touring Car Championship is a touring car racing series held each year in the United Kingdom, the first weekend of the season is at Brands Hatch Race Circuit and a popular event for spectators to watch, relax and see the drama unfold.
2nd April – Horse Racing – Lincoln Handicap – Doncaster Racecourse
The Lincoln Handicap is a flat handicap horse race in Great Britain and is held at Doncaster Racecourse. It is run over a distance of 1 mile. It is traditionally the feature event on the first Saturday of Britain’s turf flat racing season. Helicopter charter is a common method of transport to Doncaster.
8th April to 9th April – Horse Racing – Grand National – Aintree Racecourse
The Grand National is a National Hunt horse race held annually at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool, England. This is an event whereby everyone likes to have a flutter (bet). A very well attended event and popular for clients arriving by helicopter directly in to the Aintree Racecourse.
13th April to 14th April – Horse Racing – Nell Gwyn Stakes & Craven Stakes – Newmarket Racecourse
Newmarket Racecourse, which has a capacity of 45,000 and is a Thoroughbred horse racing venue in the town of Newmarket, Suffolk. Newmarket is often referred to as the headquarters of British horse racing and is home to the largest cluster of training yards in the country.
15th April – Chinese Grand Prix – Shanghai
The Chinese Grand Prix is held at the Shanghai International Circuit, Jiading, Shanghai, designed by Hermann Tilke. When completed in 2004, it was the most expensive Formula One circuit facility, costing $240 million.
16th April to 17th April – British Touring Cars Championship – Donington Park
The British Touring Car Championship is one of Britain’s most popular motor sport series, featuring recognisable cars, charismatic drivers, and intense, ultra-close racing with frequent contact as cars jostle for position!
22nd April – Horse Racing – Sandown Mile – Sandown Park
The Sandown Mile is a Group 2 flat horse race in Great Britain open to horses aged four years or older. It is run over a distance of 1 mile and 14 yards (1,622 metres) at Sandown Park.
23rd April – Horse Racing – Bet 365 Gold Cup – Sandown Park
The Bet365 Gold Cup is a handicap race. It is a Grade 3 National Hunt chase held at Sandown Park which is open to horses aged five years or older. It is run over a distance of about 3 miles and 5½ furlongs and there are twenty-four fences to be jumped.
24th April – London Marathon – London City Centre
The London Marathon is the most iconic Marathon and every year, approximately 38,000 people run the 26.2-mile marathon through the streets of London. Some run for personal achievement, some to raise money for their favourite charity; and many run in outrageous fancy-dress. Previous years’ costumes have included a giant penguin, a London bus, Superman, and a slow-moving snail.
29th April – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi, Moscow
The Russian Grand Prix is an annual auto race held at Sochi Autodrom—a street circuit built around Olympic Park in Sochi, Russia, as part of the Formula One World Championship. Clients travel by private jet to Moscow throughout the world just to be at this prestigious event.