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  • AfricaSolo – In Support of Orkidstudio
  • Africa Solo – Oasis Overland
  • Africa Solo – Tour d’Afrique Ltd

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Incase you were wondering what my view would be like for much of Africa - dodgy audio comes from holding a GoPro with your teeth! ... See MoreSee Less

Charlie The-Bikemonger Hobbs, Brendan Waters and 185 others like this

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Catie FriendHa! I was mostly freaking out cos I kept wanting you to switch to the other side of the road. #onlyevercycledonthecontinent1 day ago
Mark BeaumontCatie Friend - that was Cyprus. Believe it or not the roads are great - just that section looks terrible!1 day ago
Catie FriendI thought it might have been, but do they drive on the left?1 day ago
Parkinson AlanYou'll be lucky - although as you're travelling south it should be downhill all the way :)1 day ago   ·  1
Michael CooperMulti tasking on the hoof love it. Nice one1 day ago   ·  1
Naomi JohnsonJust add in animals and lots of people1 day ago   ·  1
Charles PadgettThrilling!1 day ago   ·  1
Andrew WiltshireWhat sort of speed are you looking averaging out of the wind?1 day ago
Wade SaleebyTruckin!1 day ago   ·  1
Suzanne KirkwoodFair play you're going at a rate of knots there!! Keep up the good work Mark!! 😊1 day ago   ·  1
Steve IsmonkeyHope your not going to cycle through Africa with the GoPro in your mouth! 😜1 day ago   ·  2
Simon HutchinsonObviously need to duct tape it to your forehead Mark1 day ago   ·  1
Blake WeberBest view ever!1 day ago   ·  1
Alan BundyRock on...!!23 hours ago   ·  1
Tolga TurgutDont squeeze the brake lever while on this position!22 hours ago   ·  1
Mark BeaumontAndrew Wiltshire On good flat roads with no wind I hope to average 25kmh22 hours ago
Hans LimbergYou will get problems with your teeth if you do that the whole trip!19 hours ago   ·  1
Rose Marie ArmourWhole new dimension to heavy breathing lol 😃19 hours ago   ·  1
David NessMark, geeky question but why did you decide on Tri bars for this trip ?19 hours ago
Mark BeaumontDavid Ness Gives another few riding positions - lots of options are the key when doing long hours in the saddle - gives you a straight back and v comfortable if flat w tailwind. Also takes pressure of hands which can get nerve damage if sat on the lugs all day18 hours ago
Phil WhitehurstUsing a SPOT tracker so we can keep track of progress?7 hours ago
Farty PantsThat was ace6 hours ago   ·  1
Mark BeaumontPhil Whitehurst SPOT doesn't work in sub Saharan Africa - I am taking a custom made tracking device by Trident Sensors - it will update on the homepage of my website6 hours ago
Phil WhitehurstYou mean they won't move the satellite orbits? I don't know. Tracking actual against a plan is a great way to keep everyone glued to the challenge.5 hours ago

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ON AIR... listen to my big interview with Christopher Sleight between 7-8am UK time this morning on BBC Radio Scotland Out of Doors ... See MoreSee Less

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Lucy EdgarMy 7 year old listened, he's hugely interested in your journey. We will be following! Then maybe he will learn to ride a bike....3 days ago   ·  2

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4 hours of climbing to the summit of Mount Olympus, Cyprus - 2280m ascent ... See MoreSee Less

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Shane Huttonnice work4 days ago   ·  1
Paul BrownBy Zeus beard !4 days ago   ·  1
Ish Cassiemhard work but you did it!!! Well done .Go Go Go!!!! with you all the way4 days ago   ·  1
Dave ConacherGood job that man!4 days ago   ·  1
Rose Marie ArmourWell done!!4 days ago   ·  1
David ThompsonThere is a fantastic route back down via lots of single track and brings you out near the trout farm4 days ago
Marco Escartine OjedaSick!4 days ago   ·  1
Israel Guerra CAnimo. Lo lograras4 days ago   ·  1
Dejan DolencWell done, respect !!!4 days ago   ·  1
Wade SaleebyThat's 7410 feet... Quite a feat! Jacuzzi, rub down and something refreshing to drink now!4 days ago   ·  1
Stanley SinclairThat a great climb Mark (good job)4 days ago   ·  1
Tosca van Zantenwow4 days ago   ·  1
Ben LetschkaYou the man!!3 days ago   ·  1
Ian HerdYour a machine Mark, no pain no gain!3 days ago   ·  1
Farty PantsGreat stuff mark 😄😄😄😄3 days ago   ·  1
Mark BeaumontDavid Thompson Thanks David - definitely had the wrong bike for that route! Next time...3 days ago
Farty PantsThink the bike you got now is the best carbon cannot get any better Heat and water will be your main challenge keep strong 😜3 days ago   ·  1
Farty PantsYour the best mark3 days ago
Mark SinclairJust been reading the article on your Africa trip in Scottish Field - LOVE THE PLAYBOY PIC2 days ago   ·  2
Mark BeaumontMark Sinclair Yup - that's one that Harriet will be embarrassed about when she grows up!2 days ago   ·  1
Mark BeaumontFarty Pants It is certainly a different league from what I took around the world in terms of being lightweight and fast - v pleased. Carrying enough water will be one of my biggest challenges in Africa2 days ago
Farty PantsYes mark it will be ill just send helicopter for you with loads of water .. So pleased everything going well .. Take care mate1 day ago   ·  1

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Oasis Overland

Tour d'Afrique

Africa Solo

Africa Solo

10,000km in pursuit of a new World Record

Starting April 9th Mark will attempt to bring home the coveted Cairo to Cape Town World Record. Aiming at 150 miles a day this is unchartered territory – no-one has gone close to this quick through Africa.

Sponsorship for this expedition is from LDC, the Drum Property Group, Martin Currie, the Wood Foundation, the Weir Group and Endura. And the project has already raised over £30,000 for Orkidstudio, a humanitarian architecture and construction charity that Mark is proud to be Patron for. A huge thanks to all sponsors so far and please do follow the link and show your support.

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