Speedway U-21 Championship Final: Faces in the crowd.

On Saturday I had the pleasure of attending the final of the FIM Speedway Under 21 World Championships where Piotr Pawlicki Jr. from Poland was crowned World Champion.  Speedway fans are predominantly older than say a football crowd and you can tell they are passionate about the sport and well used to visiting events, as evidenced … More Speedway U-21 Championship Final: Faces in the crowd.

A walk down the Chrudimka river in Pardubice

EDIT: Thanks to Martin Kaltoun, a lovely chap from Pardubice for filling me in on more details of the site. In his words “This place was training ground for railway troops. Back on river is other abandoned bridge. The building with red stairs was officer’s Club. The remains of stone bridges behind cemetery and pillar … More A walk down the Chrudimka river in Pardubice

Turn left to win

Turn left to win? Ah….Nascar right? Nope, Speedway. It’s like Nascar, only with motorbikes, and on dirt, and doesn’t go on for hours so it’s not really like Nascar at all to be honest although I’ve never been to a Nascar race so I couldn’t tell you with conviction. Anyway I digress. We’ve been back … More Turn left to win

Return of the Josefov

  Before I begin posting updates from San Francisco I’ve one more Czech based post to write. If you’re a regular reader you’ll remember last Summer we paid a flying visit to the fortress town of Josefov. We had a look around the tunnel network underneath the town and drove through the main square area. … More Return of the Josefov