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Debrecen 2007 European U23 Athletics Championships

I flew from London to Prague (Czech Republic) before riding my bike to Debrecen (Hungary) via Poland and Slovakia. This is a view of the city of Prague. The famous Charles Bridge across the Vltava river is in the centre of the shot.

After a few days riding in and around Prague, I caught a train to Ostrava in the north west, then rode through Cesky Tesin to Wisla (Poland). Lots of great mountains and forests around here. Quite remote and backward, with lone foresters hauling logs down steep mountains by horse.

I then rode through Slovakia to Zakopane in Poland. I spent several days hiking and riding in the High Tatras. Here's me near Giewont.

This is me in the High Tatras. Next, I rode south-east around the High Tatras, through Liptovsky Mikulas to Brezno (Slovakia) in the Low Tatras. Again, I spent several wonderful days riding through mountains and forests.

I then caught a train south to Debrecen in western Hungary for the European U23 Championships. I did not miss much by not riding there; the whole of western Hungary is flat wheat and sheep country, and very hot at this time of year (mid-summer). This is me in Debrecen town centre.

This is the start of the Men's 100m Final. Simeon Williamson (GBR) was the upset winner over Craig Pickering (GBR). The athletics track was next to a zoo. There were many strange noises during the competition.

Steve Lewis (GBR) misses at 5.65 m. He finished 7th with 5.55 m. Joe Ive (GBR) had a nasty fall in Qualification and did not clear a height.

The stupid mascot.

Caught a train to Budapest. This is one of the many statues near the Citadella overlooking the city. After Budapest I spent a few days cycling along the Danube up to Vienna.

Here's me in central Vienna. I then flew back to London.

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