Cycling in Turkey - 13th Sept

Hello - I'm new to Exodus, new to mountain-biking, and have never been to Turkey!! Am pretty fit from running, and am a regular bike commuter - any tips on what to expect, or how to prepare for off-road biking?? I'm doing a one-day course in Thetford Forest on 1st August - but fear that may not be enough! Suggestions or thoughts, anyone?


I think the best plan is just to get some miles on your bike, varying the terrain and routes you take. That is at least the route I am going, practice makes perfect after all. I have done some off-road biking in the past but nothing like this sort of thing. I am on the same trip and cant wait to get out there.

Hi there, I've never been on a cycling holiday and I've never been to Turkey so really looking forward to this.  I used to do a lot of mountain biking but haven't for a while so trying the get as much practice in as possible, especially fast downhill runs! 

I'm planning on heading down to Gatwick on the Sunday night if anyone is doing the same and fancies meeting up get in touch.



Hi ,

I too haven't done much off road and have some apprehension of the downhills!

I will been arriving at Gatwick from Edinburgh on Sunday night also, if anyone would like to meet ?



I have some apprehension about uphills too! Have stupidly double-booked myself for Sunday evening, so am getting an overnight bus down to Gatwick - see you all at 04:30...

Hi Anne 

I think my train gets me to Gatwick for around 5pm and I'm staying at the Premier Inn on the airport so I'm sure we can arrange to meet up somewhere depending on what time you get in.




Hi Sarah, I too am staying at the Premier Inn. My flight from Edinburgh gets in at 2030. So prabably get there about 2115 ish, depending how busy the airport is and tranfer to Inn on the Sunday night. May be see you there. 

Anne if you drop me an email I'll give you my mobile number.  Email is [email protected]


I am staying at the Premier Inn (gatwick central) on the Sunday night aswell so would be good to meet up with people. This will be my first time in an airport by myself, so I am looking forward to it with trepedation.

It looks like there will be a few of us staying in the same hotel.  So if anyone wants to post their expected time of arrival I'm sure we can arrange to meet up.

I should be arriving around 6pm.



I should arrive some time between 5 and 6. Dependant on trains from Marylebone to Gatwick.

If anyone wants to meet up tomorrow night at Premier inn and hasn't got my number drop me an email...address above.


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