Britons catching ferries from Dover to Calais
may be taking their bikes with them in preparation for a cycling holiday in France.
Cycling trips firm HF Holidays has said it has seen a rise in demand for such breaks on the continent following the success of Bradley Wiggins, Sir Chris Hoy and other cyclists, the Daily Telegraph reports.
Mark Warner, which organises tennis and sailing holidays, has said demand for these have jumped by 17 per cent and 20 per cent respectively since last year, following the gold medal successes of Andy Murray and Ben Ainslie.
The firm's head of marketing Tim Locke said there is a "growing trend for people wanting to combine fitness and well-being on holiday".
People seeking a sailing holiday, however, might be best heading to the seas off the west coast of Scotland, according to round-the-world sailor John MacKay.
He said the Malin and Hebrides is the finest place on Earth to sail.
Posted by Andrew Smith