Twice this week, Bodrum's streets have been peaceful. Jake and I have enjoyed taking our morning walk down the middle of the road, unbothered by car horns. Wouldn't it be wonderful if traffic could be excluded from the centre for a few hours every day, not just in the run-up to international sporting events.
Sunday saw Bodrum host it's first Global Run. Competitors ran three laps around Bodrum, starting at the cruise liner port and looping back at the marina. On a dull, pre-storm Sunday, there weren't many people out watching, but over 1000 runners were on the streets.
|The race followed our afternoon dog-walking route. I now know that we cover 5 kms .|
The 6th stage of the Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey started at 11:30 in the main square today, but the roads were closed early so Jake and I again had a pleasant wander before the riders arrived.
All information about this year's race is on the http://www.tourofturkey.org/ website.
I wrote about the race last year in Bikes in Bodrum. This year I found a much better spot to watch the start but had to defend myself against the sharp elbows of the "professional" photographers who swung in at the last minute with long lenses flying.
|Even professional sportsmen take time out for a holiday snap.|