Like each major canoe slalom event in Prague, Paddleride 2018 opened the full week of the canoe slalom events before the ECA European Championships (1 – 3 June). On Monday 28 May, there were 75 participants bringing their boats and paddleboards to join this unique experience on the water.
A course led through the historical centre of Prague on the Vltava River with the usual finish behind the Charles Bridge on Kampa Island.
After the paddling on Vltava River, there was a small refreshment ready for participants. Many new faces came to borrow the biat and joined the group. “I was very curious about Paddleride and I enjoyed it a lot. I was afraid I am not in shape enough to paddle such a long distance but I managed it well,” Irena described her feelings. She was invited by her friend ans the co-organiser Vit Prindis who is a top class kayaker.
The week full of events before the European championships continues on Tuesday with CEZ Riverside Cross Prague on Náplavka also with the organiser and famous Olympian Vavrinec Hradilek.