How To Get The Most Out Of A UK Road Trip

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How To Get The Most Out Of A UK Road Trip

Looking to follow your favorite rugby club around the UK this season? This is a great idea for the family to have a unique holiday with loads of adventures instead of sitting by a beach and doing the usual things.

This type of road trip can bring you to some locations you may not have thought to visit otherwise and can be a real eye opener when it comes to finding some hidden gems around the country.

To get the most out of the trip, it pays to have some things in mind before you set off. Part of the thrill of a road trip is the unknown, but you do want to have some things sorted out to make sure you don’t waste any time.

In this article, I will go over several things to keep in mind to make sure you have the road trip of your dreams.

Plan but not too much

The basic idea of what makes a road trip special is the spontaneity of it. If you plan too much then you risk ending up with a rigid itinerary that takes away the adventure of it all.

You do need to have some things planned, of course. Hotels at the beginning and end of the trip should be booked well ahead of time and leave the middle dates to be determined as you get closer. This way you are free to meander in between matches if you wish.

If you have a car hire for the trip, then it makes sense to book the beginning and end in the same place so you can drop the car where you hired it. This will cut down on your costs as there is usually a charge to leave it at a third destination.

If you are driving an electric vehicle, then of course your route does need to be planned out with more precision. You should use an EV route planner UK to make sure you are always within range of a charging station. Bonus points if you find a hotel with a station so you can charge up overnight.

Have a Plan B

Things don’t always go according to how you may envision. Weather is especially capricious so you may have to have some alternate routes planned if you have a set destination. Not only that, but you should also account for things like traffic or even an illness while traveling.

Without planning too much as I mentioned in the last section, you do want to have a set of contingency plans for things that happen beyond your control. And this even includes a car breaking down or even an accident.

Be prepared

With the last section in mind, you should have all sorts of things packed to make sure you are covered for any eventuality. This isn’t an endorsement of overpacking, but merely a suggestion that you have some emergency gear for just in case.

A first aid kit is non negotiable. It should definitely be packed and everyone on board should know exactly where it is kept in the car for quick access later. Then there are things like foul weather gear like wellies and slickers in case of rain.

You may even want to have some other transport options in case of a breakdown so you never miss a match. Have timetables of buses and trains on your phone or written down somewhere at each of your destinations in case you have to take some drastic measures.

Also, if London is part of the trip, then make sure to park the car before coming into the city and just taking public transportation. It is useless and expensive to drive downtown in London. This also goes for other major cities like Birmingham and Manchester.

Take breaks

The vibration of a car can actually cause fatigue when on a long drive. It is also very exhausting. Make sure that you are taking frequent breaks to stretch the legs and clear your mind along the way. Driving while overtired is just as dangerous as driving while intoxicated.

And on that note, make sure to only have a pint or two when you are done driving for the day. Better to be able to relax and not worry about getting behind the wheel after some time at the pub.


You may have noticed that I haven’t added much in the way of what to see and do on your road trip. That’s because if you follow this guide, then you will be able to enjoy your trip to any destination you have in mind!

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