There is a strong feeling of guilt when you are partaking in a world record but you find yourself trying to slow your own pace.
Some may be aware of the attempted Military Coup that took place last night, 15th July 2016, in Istanbul and Ankarra.
We entered Turkey in the early evening of yesterday and reached the town of Edirne before sun fall, where we camped on the outskirts and entered the town this morning. Since finding Internet and reading the news we have following FCO advise and booked into a hotel for the near future while we monitor the situation in the Istanbul and the capital.
Istanbul is a 2 day ride from our location, around 155 miles, and though this will slow our progress and add time to our record, we feel this is the most sensible and safest option we are presented with currently.
We will update this blog with any more information we receive on the situation.
George and John
News Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-europe-36811357