Some more news about my stay in the Czech republic.
I had the honour of visiting the biggest Czech critical mass ride called ‘Nakoleon’, which took place in the city of Brno.
Brno is the second largest city in the Czech Republic and an administrative centre of the South Moravian Region. The city lies at the confluence of the Svitava and Svratka rivers and has about 400,000 inhabitants (its greater metropolitan area is home to more than 800,000 people). Brno is also an important centre of higher education, with 33 faculties belonging to 13 institutes of higher learning and about 89,000 students.
‘Nakoleon’ is organised every year by a civil initiative ‘Brno na kole’ and this year more than 1,400 attendees arrived by bike. I have met aome candidates for Mayor of the city of Brno in the upcoming elections and some other initiatives of sustainable urban transport, such as the first Czech car-sharing organisation ‘Autonapůl’ or the bike-sharing initiative Rekola. I also discovered a great charity project called ‘Kola pro Afriku’ (Bicycles for Africa), which aims to give children access to education.
Soon some more stories from my long stay in the Czech Republic.