Updated: Oct 27, 2020
In a year where bike racing fell off the calendar due to a global pandemic it was amazing that the MTB circus was travelling to Turkey for the UCI MTB World Marathon Championships. It was only three weeks before that I finally committed to attend as I waited to see what travel restrictions would be in place.
I've travelled to different continents to go bike racing and I've explored much of Europe but here in Turkey I was on edge. Speak to my wife and she'll tell you that I am a country boy, if we travel into London I feel overwhelmed and lost in the swell of people and expanse of concrete. Miss fortune began immediately, forgetting I was no longer on my European phone tariff I connected to data, just checking facebook messenger and I'd spent £40 and somehow used