Friday, 24. May 2013 - 13:05
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British Lord Michael Bates has welcomed the group of 17 enthusiastic cyclists from Zagreb's Pedalinec Club, who biked all they way from the Croatian capital Zagreb to London, writes daily newspaper Slobodna Dalmacija.
The group had set off in late June to get to the games in time and arrived to an unexpected welcome from the British Lord. Lord Bates had previously walked from Olympia in Greece, via Croatia, to Westminister in London to raise awarness of the truce between the London Olympic and Paralympic games.
"Lord Michael Bates welcomed us, he took us then to Westminster palace. We left our bikes and went through the palace, nobody even took a look at us. We even went to parts of the palace where ordinary people could not go," said one of the group Maksim Miletic.
The most difficult part of the journey says Miletic was in Belgium. "In Belgium, on the way to Gent. The roads constantly went up and down with cars rattling past us."
The group, who will come back by plane, are on the lookout for tickets to any events as they say they have not secured anything yet. Two foreign riders join the Croatians on the adventure, a Dane and a Frenchmen.
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