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Hundreds of flights and trains have been delayed or cancelled amid the onslaught from Storm Ciara as it howled its way inland throughout Europe, but that hasn’t stopped some adventurous (or foolhardy) souls from braving the features.

After Eire was lashed by ferocious winds, Ciara unleashed her wrath on Britain, dropping a thirty day period and a half’s-value of rain within just a 24-hour period in numerous sections. The downpour brought about common flooding and electric power cuts, influencing around 500,000 households for a time. 

Even that was not enough to dissuade some people in Blackpool from venturing exterior for a walk… with their small children!?

Though likely for a wander in 97mph gusts –and amid warnings of an impending blizzard in parts– could possibly be forgiven, 1 reckless man decided to obstacle Ciara with his trusty surfboard. As eyewitness online video showed, he lost (but was fortunate to live to convey to the tale).

Meanwhile, in western Europe, 35 French departments had been place on orange alert which include Normandy, the Ardennes and Lorraine, as winds of up to one hundred ten km/h gusted in Champagne and Brittany.

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In Belgium, wind speeds of up to 130kph pressured the cancellation of some 60 flights out of Brussels airport as a precaution. At minimum a hundred and twenty flights out of Amsterdam’s Schipol airport had been cancelled. 


While the ski jumping world cup in Willingen, Germany was cancelled, as had been numerous top rated-tier football game titles in Germany and The Netherlands, nothing could quit individuals in the Dutch Headwind Biking Championships from finishing the eight.5 km system in Zeeland.

In what may perhaps have been the slowest race on the system for some time, the racers battled the features using their bicycles with no gears, no fancy lightweight frames and no curved handlebars. 

By stark distinction, some imaginative geniuses in Holland seemingly connected a parachute or a massive kite to a purchasing cart and managed to construct up fairly some pace.

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