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Our Town Veselí nad Moravou

Dear friends of Veteran Bicycles, I am very pleased to welcome you to our town Veselí nad Moravou for the 33. IVCA Rally 2013. After meeting in such big cities as Prague and Brno we hold this friendly meeting in a town of only 12000 inhabitants. It is situated in the lowland of Moravian Slowakia, which belongs to the South-Moravian Region. The town lies on the banks of the river March and has plenty of historical and church monuments, water and natural scenery, living folklore, good wine and culinary specialities. A long time ago, before the first cycle routes were built, our ancestors used to ride the bike to do the shopping, go to church, to work, to visit their relatives, to neighbouring villages or just cycle – sportingly or as tourists. I hope you will enjoy the stay in our town and that we will establish warm relationships for reunions. Welcome to Veselí nad Moravou.


Miloš Kozumplík
[Mayor of the Town Veselí nad Moravou]

Veselí nad Moravou is a town with a rich history. In 2011 we celebrated the 750th anniversary of the first written reference. There are many monuments in the town – the Chateau (originally built as a castle in the first half of the 13th century), the Church of Holy Guardian Angels from the 18th century (which is one of the most valuable buildings of the late Baroque), St. Bartholomew Church from the 18th century and the Church of The Virgin Mary from the 13th century.

In 2013 we celebrate the 1150th anniversary of the arrival of the Thessaloniki Brothers Cyril and Methodius (the patron saints of Europe) to Great Moravia. Pope Benedikt XVI. is likely to visit the near-by Basilica in Velehrad (25 kms), on this occasion.

The river March flows directly through our town, being an inseparable part of citizens' lives, and the unique water route called Baťa-Canal, which originally served as a cargo transportation route. Nowadays, the Baťa-Canal is used as a tourist waterway.


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