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Mark held the Guinness record for cycling an 18,000 mile circumnavigation of the world. Currently cycling around the world aiming for 80 day completion!
Mark Beaumont held the Guinness record for cycling an 18,000 mile circumnavigation of the world. Through an unbeatable display of sheer determination, the Scotsman crossed the finish line at the Arc de Triomphe after 18,297 miles and in just 194 days, beating the previous record by 82 days. Not content with his round-the-world adventure, Mark cycled the length of North and South America, stopping off en route to climb the continents' highest peaks. His story was covered on the BBC documentary series The Man Who Cycled The Americas. He's now embarked on another mission! Watch this space!
Mark Beaumont has enjoyed an extraordinarily successful start to a career in expeditions and documentaries by smashing the World Record (at the age of 25) for cycling around the world by a staggering 82 days and filming a four part series for the BBC. Cycling solo for 194 days and 17 hours over 18,300 miles is one of the greatest ultra endurance achievements of the modern era.
Whilst studying Economics and Politics at Glasgow University, Mark spent much of his time as Treasurer and Vice President of the Sports Association organising expedition and events. Graduating in 2006, despite debt and public doubting Mark set out to live his dreams of ultra endurance expeditions.
After a year of solo training and project management, Mark set out from the Arc de Triomphe in Paris to cycle over 100 miles a day for over half a year. Battling sand-storms and monsoon rains, through 800 miles around the Helmand Province of Afghanistan under Pakistan police guard, 3800 miles in 38 days into a relentless headwind across Austalia and being run over and mugged in the deep south of America were some of the challenges on this amazing adventure.
Mark's story is one of single-minded determination and personal motivation, goal setting, expedition planning, and team-work. He has been highly commended for his natural presence on screen through the BBC documentary and has been warmly received from the very start of a promising career in public speaking. He is now planning further expeditions, documentaries and books.
Just 16 months after returning from his first epic trip, Mark set out on a new challenge: to cycle the length of the American Cordillera - the longest mountain range on the planet. Setting out from Anchorage in Alaska in June 2009, Mark not only cycled all the way down the spine of the Americas to Ushuaia in Argentina, but he also stopped along the way to climb the continent’s two highest peaks, Mt McKinley in Alaska and Aconcagua in Argentina.
In 2017 in the true spirit of adventure and 3 years planning he embarked on his next mission, both physically and mentally and purely about performance he's attempting to cycle around the world in 80 days we wish him the very best of success.
Up to 5,000 GBP