Drive safely during the world cup, Cheshire police on a crack down!

The World Cup starts today 12th June until the final scheduled on the 13th July. During this time Cheshire Police have issued warnings that they will be cracking down on drink driving as well as disorderly behaviour! world cup logo

Roads Policing Inspector Richard Hill said: “During the World Cup we will have extra officers on patrol, and as part of their duties they will be looking out for anyone who they suspect drinking and driving.

“We’re advising fans who are planning to go out and have a drink whilst they watch the match to look at walking, taking a taxi or nominating a designated driver amongst their friends.”


While I do not believe anyone reading this blog will intentionally set out to drink drive, its very easy to get caught up in the atmosphere and have just ‘one more’. Motorists will also have to be aware of driving ‘the morning after’. Due to the time difference many matches will be played later in the evening, potentially you could still be over the legal limit the next morning even though you may have had a few hours sleep.

Police in conjunction with Cheshire Road Safety Group (CSRG) which comprises Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, Cheshire Police and The Highways Agency and Halton, Warrington, Cheshire West and Chester and Cheshire East Borough Councils, have launched a series of events across Cheshire to highlight the dangers of drink driving. The events will feature the ‘Think′ car − a vehicle involved in a road traffic collision – which has been donated by the Wilson family to Cheshire Police to illustrate the potential risks of drink driving.

Visit Cheshire Today for a list of the drink driving awareness events.

England’s first match of the World Cup will be against Uruguay on the 19th June. Have an enjoyable, but responsible World Cup, fingers crossed we don’t go out on penalty’s!! Top Cars are always just a phone call away, do not take the risk and drink and drive!

Horse Racing events of 2013 – dates for your diary!

Now we have Christmas and New year out of the way I always look forward to getting in early bookings for the up and coming sporting events of 2013! Especially the horse racing events as I have a bit of a passion for Horse Racing and definitely don’t mind taking clients to these events!! Of course the driver has to stay, it would be rude not to!

Here are my pick of the Horse Racing Calender coming up: 

Cheltenham Racecourse

12 March 2013 to 15 March 2013


The National Hunt Festival has become firmly established as the first major event of the year in the Corporate Hospitality programme and this year sees the seventh 4 day Festival, when jumping enthusiasts will be provided with 27 of the most prestigious races in the National Hunt calendar.

This includes on the 15th March the Cheltenham for the Gold Cup – an absolute must see race! Luckily I already have bookings!!


Grand National 2013

Aintree Racecourse

06 April 2013

Aintree Racecourse is known to millions worldwide as the home of the John Smith’s Grand National – The World’s Greatest Steeplechase. Don’t forget the preceding events:

Liverpool Day

4th April

Liverpool Day

Ladies’ Day

5th April

Ladies Day

Grand National Day

6th April

Grand National Day



Guineas Festival at Newmarket Racecourse

Newmarket Racecourse

04 May 2013 to 05 May 2013

With both the 2,000 and 1,000 Guineas dating back to the early 1800’s, Newmarket’s Guineas Festival always attracts the star names of flat-racing as the famous Rowley Mile plays host to a weekend of high class racing. Recent winners of the 2,000 Guineas have included Sea the Stars, George Washington and Rock of Gibraltar.


Chester Races – May Festival

Chester Racecourse

08 May 2013 to 10 May 2013

The season at Chester starts with the prestigious three day May Festival, putting Chester in the racing spotlight nationally.

Royal Ascot 2013

Ascot Racecourse

18 June 2013 to 22 June 2013

There are few sporting venues that can match the rich heritage and history of Ascot Racecourse. For almost 250 years, Royal Ascot has established itself as a national institution and the centrepiece of the British social calendar as well as being the ultimate stage for the best racehorses in the world.


Glorious Goodwood


30 July 2013 to 03 August 2013

The highlight of the summer sporting and social calendar. Bursting with fabulous fashions, succulent strawberries, chilled Champagne and top racing stars, as well as music and dancing.
I hope you have enjoyed my pick of the Horse racing events of 2013! Top Cars are happy to book tickets on your behalf so please ring us on 01625 807 777 and we can help with not only the transport and also the planning of your day at the races! I will see you there!!

Transport networks will be busy during London 2012, are you prepared?

With less than 2 weeks to go to the Olympic Games taking place in London and around the country, is your business prepared for the travel disrupted this major sporting event is going to have on your business for staff and visitors?

London 2012 has a large campaign helping businesses to prepare, it all really comes back to planning in advance you’re transport requirements, click here for a dedicated website with travel advice for businesses.


Our nearest “hotspot” will be Manchester

“Old Trafford stadium will host Olympic Football matches between 26 July and 7 August.

Even though Manchester and Old Trafford are used to hosting large events, the Olympic Football matches take place during the week at times that may affect travel in the afternoon and evening.

Public transport and roads in the area will be particularly busy during this period. Resident and business parking protection areas will be needed around Games venues. These will prevent spectators from trying to park around the venue and protect parking for residents and local businesses.”

If you have any concerns about getting on and out of Manchester, or if you’re visiting the football and would like to get there hassle free please get in touch with Top Cars, we would be happy to help!

Transport to London 2012

How are you getting to London 2012 Olympic & Paralympics Games?

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2012 is going to be an exciting year, with the whole worlds attention focused on London between 27 July-12 Aug 2012. Are you lucky enough to have tickets to the games? Congratulations if you have but have you planned how you’re going to get to and navigate through the city when it will be heaving with visitors form all over the world?

There is some great advice at the official website, links to timetables and public transport should help you plan your route. You may also what to consider a chauffeured vehicle, Top Cars fleet includes a range of vehicles to help you arrive in style and for larger groups we have the minibus to transport you to the games. It could even prove more cost effective than public transport especially travelling form Cheshire and South Manchester. Ask our travel experts for advice.

With venues been used across the UK, Top Cars can help you reach the venues safely without having to worry about parking and sat navs!!