Here's a few photos
|The car parks are filling up at 12.30|
|So is the town square|
|The starters for the 40km race waiting for the off|
|About 200 people waiting for the start of the 26Km race|
|Not sure if this made their day or not! They certainly had lots of congratulations, and quite a few photos too!|
|No 829 raring to go|
|And they're off|
|Gordon is the one behind no 1573! Great photography|
|And here he is nearing the end, coming past the end of our road. Great photograph once again|
|And finally the end, with all the team tents, and sponsors tents. The chateau over-looking it all - I wonder what the original owners would think?|
Gordon did the 26 km in 1:15:46 and came something like 111th out of 337. Not bad for a fat aging Englishman (his words, not mine!). All the riders had a token for a free meal and a drink. Only in the Czech Republic would you serve a good greasy goulash to athletes! And, heaven help us, NO BEER!
Great day, it's lovely to see our sleepy little town come to life. Next year Gordon says he'll be doing the 50Km. And in answer to your next question. No I'm not. However, I will try and get my brother over, as he's a big cyclist and I think he'd love it. Don't worry Dave, although there was no beer, there was plenty of wine!