Not long now until the start of Le Tour 2008, in fact it starts on July 5th. So a couple of weeks of late nights watching the superb highlights on Channel 4 with a glass of vino and some smelly cheese. Heaven!
Then from 6 to 14 July it's San Fermin in Pamplona otherwise known as "The Bull Run". You can stay up all night drinking and partying then first thing in the morning get the adrenaline rush of running with the bulls. A not to miss experience, but I admit to watching it from a shaded seat in the bullring witnessing numerous, mostly foreign, bullrunners being gored and trampled by angry bulls. An interesting diversion is counting the number of British football shirts the runners are wearing!
If you are fortunate to be in Europe and can get to either, or both, they really are a must.