Last weekend was a particularly eventful one in Pardubice with arguably the biggest event of the calender, the Velka Pardubice taking place. I missed it last year so really wanted to go this year to see what all the fuss is about. The night before was the traditional lantern festival and fireworks display as part … More Footie, fireworks and furlongs: Velka Pardubice weekend
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.
Going to a Moto GP race is always a bit of a spectacle and this year was no different. It’s the highlight of the year for me as it’s such a fun way to spend a weekend, I really can’t recommend it highly enough, especially the Brno round. There was a massive crowd this year, … More Moto GP Brno 2014 AKA the best weekend of the year.
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
Unfortunately as I write this, the Czech ice hockey team, and of course its fans are drowning their sorrows after being knocked out of the ice hockey quarter finals at the Winter Olympics in Sochi by the USA (Boooooooo). There was some consolation for fans in Pardubice however, with two goals from local boy Ales … More Go local sports team!
Sincere apologies for the lack of posting recently, I was on holidays in Canada and have finally caught up on sleep, work and everything in between. So where were we? Ah yes, Brno, the Moto GP World Championship. The big day awaits… After finally somehow managing to get some sleep, maybe two hours tops it … More MOTO GP 2013: BRNO, CZECH REPUBLIC (RACE DAY)
Instead of booking in advance and staying in some hotel nearby we decided to rough it and stay in the campsite next to the track. I remember over the years of watching Moto GP on Eurosport the commentators speaking of the madness of Moto GP campsites. I didn’t think too much of it, I mean … More Moto GP 2013: Brno, Czech Republic (The campsite)
Best……weekend…..ever! Our first experience of a Moto GP race was totally and utterly immense. We saw Valentino Rossi…..WE SAW…VALENTINO….ROSSI! And Jorge Lorenzo and Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa, and Matt and Azi from the BBC! I started watching Moto GP back in 2000 when Rossi made his debut in the then 500cc class and I’ve … More Moto GP 2013: Brno, Czech Republic (Saturday)
The 23rd Aviation Fair of Pardubice took place at the start of June and we were hugely excited to see it. Ireland isn’t very well known for its military capabilities in the skies, part of the joys of being neutral I suppose. So the opportunity to see the latest hardware is very rare indeed. A … More Pardubice Airshow 2013
There’s been a bit of a scandal in Ireland and throughout Europe recently with the revelation that leading supermarkets were selling 100% Beef burgers that were in fact mostly consisting of a more equestrian ingredient. Cue Facebook newsfeeds clogged with horsemeat related jokes and YouTube videos parodying the whole debacle to within an inch of … More For display purposes only