Battersea Park, London
The weekend before the British F1 Grand Prix, a somewhat similar, yet altogether different, kind of race will be taking place close to the River Thames: the double-headed finale of the Formula E Championship. The cars may be far less noisy than those in F1, but the buzz around this all-electric racing series is growing, and this two-day climax – a full schedule of practice rounds, followed by a qualifier, then the race itself – promises to further crank up the voltage. Plus, at 2.9km long, the London circuit is the second longest on the global calendar.
Wheels of steel
Shepton Mallet, Somerset
For three days of extreme sports played out to a sick soundtrack, head to NASS festival. Acts including Andy C, Jurassic 5, Knife Party and Stormzy will be rocking its four stages, while the BMX World Championships and the planet’s biggest outdoor vert ramp will see giants from the worlds of BMX and skating in intense competition – as well as tackling the burning Ring Of Fire.