A twilight cycle tour of Zagreb, Croatia

Copyright photo Kevin MayneI haven’t posted for a while so it is really nice to have somewhere new to write about.

Last weekend I was in Zagreb, capital of Croatia, for a workshop with ECF’s Leadership Programme, our annual event for emerging and developing cycle campaigning groups across Europe. Previous editions have included Bulgaria, Ljubljana and Mallorca.

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That meant two intensive days working with really inspirational people from Croatia, Bulgaria, Byelorussia, Spain, France, Slovakia, Portugal and Bosnia-Herzegovina in a workshop setting, but actually not that much time to get out and explore a new city. There is a nice photo gallery from the workshop here – we were having too much fun indoors!

However, no Leadership Programme event is ever complete without our multi-national bike tour. This time our great hosts Sindikat biciklista had organised a fleet of bike share bikes and a city tour guide who led us around to various tourist spots in an electrically assisted rickshaw, which despite having 2 passengers zoomed around faster than any of us could follow.

Copyright photo Kevin MayneThe tour departed at 4pm so it was a real twilight tour, struggling up a steeply cobbled climb to the old city in time to catch sunset over the city and a pink glow over the St Mark’s Square.

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Then we wandered about the floodlight landmarks and orange glow of the city streets as a flashing convoy before filing the evening with beer and chat.My camera always struggles in the half-light, but here is a quick gallery of the group and some of the night sights of this fine city.

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