As part of its annual awards ceremony, VisitEngland is rolling out a public vote to determine England's most quirky pastime, and it searching for a national media partner to drive awareness.
In the build up to the Enjoy England for Excellence 2010 Awards, which will take place in Brighton on St George's Day on 23 April next year, VisitEngland will encourage first regional and then national voting on the category ‘Where else but England?'.
Suggested events include ‘gravy wrestling' in Lancashire, ‘snail racing' in Norfolk, and ‘toe wrestling' in Derbyshire.
Separately, later this year VisitEngland, which came into existence in April, will be announcing a new long-term strategy for English tourism.