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Brno in Czech Republic.....

Discussion in 'Track Days' started by EagleRacing-Steve, Dec 29, 2017.

  1. Been there the last 2 years. Great circuit and the town is awesome. Very cheep beer and food.

    Don't worry about noise limits. It's in the middle of a forest and like every Euro TD I've ever done there is no testing. :D
     
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  2. EagleRacing-Steve

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    That’s good to know about the noise testing!

    Really looking forward to it, this will be my first Euro TD so fingers crossed it goes well.
     
  3. Kirklet

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    I really, really can’t recomend crashing out there, I ended up stuck in the main hospital in Brno ! Not the greatest two weeks of my life that’s for sure ! Make sure you’ve got decent health insurance. :-OO
     
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    Who was you insured with?? Were they any good?
     
  5. EagleRacing-Steve

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    Insurance was something I was going to be looking into at some point.....

    Who do people use and what kind of policy’s do you have?
     
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    I used Holiday Safe (http://www.holidaysafe.co.uk/) and to be fair to them the did everything they could within their powers to help me and my family out given the seriousness of my injuries (I fractured my C1 cervical vertebrae in two places)
    This included amongst many other things paying for my sister to get a taxi down to Stanstead airport from Hull, her flight out there and all her accommodation costs covered for the 8 nights she was out there with me, also my repatriation by private ambulance back to the UK, all my damaged leathers and riding gear was also covered. Oh and they also paid out for the 7 nights that I spent in a private ward on the main site in Brno. I managed to get this sorted when my missus back in the UK contacted the british embassy out there, at first they stuck me in some hell hole of a ward once I was moved out of intensive care and I shit you not you do not want to end up in there ! You'll never complain about the NHS again trust me ! :eek:
     
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  7. EagleRacing-Steve

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    Damn fella, sounds like you had a right old time of it.....

    Glad it all got sorted out for you! Thanks very much for the link to the company, I’ll check them out!

    I don’t intend having a off but I’d rather be safe than sorry!

    Thanks again pal.
     
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    I have used holiday safe a few times luckily never had to use them, reading recently that holidaysafe wont cover you in Cartagena or Almeria? As the two nearest hospitals are privately run?

    When booking holidaysafe it does make you wonder how they can do it for £20

    Off to Almeria in 5 weeks and other companies are wanting a lot more than £20.
     
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    I can only go by my own personal experience and not hearsay on the interweb about this, that and the other. You'd be better off contacting them directly if you were going to the tracks you've mentioned. Brno is obviously something I have very personal experience of ! (see below) :eek:

    My single use policy cost me £39 (which included an excess waiver) and as noted above they paid for everything from transporting and accommodating my sister out in Brno, a weeks stay in a private ward, private ambulance home and also my damaged riding gear. I'd use them in the Czech republic without a second thought. I think including the transport home which was over £8000 alone, they must've paid out the thick end of £14k on a £39 policy. Can't argue with that.


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  10. Captain Steffydog

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    That bed looks a bit lumpy hehe
     
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  11. Kirklet

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    Trust me when I say that was the luxury private room out there ! :eek:

    I had 7 nights stay in that particular room on my todd and some rather eye opening morning bed baths given to me by a variety of female nurses who ranged from run of the mill right up to retired porn stars ! :D This was in stark contrast to the hell hole that they originally put me in for 48hrs once I'd left ICU. I'm thankful for severe concussion that I remember very little of that :confused:
     
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    Good job you remember the bed baths with the ex-porn stars, sure they’ll be banning those next...

    FE were explicitly not allowing holidaysense for the Portimao trip in March due to private hospital issues, but they are accepting Bemoto - on the face of it they don’t seem all that different to holidaysense tbh, but at £29 for their “Gold” cover, it’s a lot cheaper than four seasons who wanted £120 for two days on track...
     
  13. Captain Steffydog

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    I was only messing, it was the shape under your knees.

    Bed baths?! With or without a happy ending?! I’ve heard of those places hehe
     
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    That bed was brilliant, was electric which really helped at the time, the one I had in the hell hole ward was a standard bed and all I could see was the flipping ceiling all day long. I was in that neck brace for 4 months 24/7 ! Something I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy.
    I can confirm there were no 'extras' offered by the nurses ! :D

    I rigged that DVD player up myself with a little help from my sister, saved me from going mad I think. She brought me the entire box set of 'Lost' which I watched in a week once I was comfy. I had a lot of time on my hands and couldn't sit up, let alone get out of bed. It took me 3 weeks before I was able to go to toilet unassisted ! :oops:
     
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  16. gary1966

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    Have you made a full recovery and back out on a bike in 2018??
     
  17. Kirklet

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    I’m still slightly restricted in my neck movement, probably lost that last 10 or 15% of flexion.
    Other then that I’ve made a complete recovery, I can run, weight train and play the odd game of 5-a-side when my ankles co-operate !
    I was so close to complete paralysis/death according to my neurologist, I couldn’t feel anything from the neck down for a week. The fracture pressed right up against the spinal cord when I woke up in the gravel trap and laid me out there and then.
    I’ve not even put a helmet on since the crash on 26th June 2016 let alone ride one. I’m just going to have a potter round Cadwell and see how I feel. :)
     

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