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Big thanks to the team at Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! in Cape Town and Corporate Traveller South Africa for looking after my family so well - and also to Karl Van Zyl for inviting us down to Stanford for a few days - a home from home staying at the stunning Galashields Lodge - a wonderful South African welcome. www.galashielslodge.co.za ... See MoreSee Less

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Corporate Traveller South AfricaHi Mark - glad you had a great time, we are always here to help. :)1 day ago   ·  1
Karl van ZylWas good having you and the family. Sure we will see you soon again!1 day ago   ·  2

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Breaking news!! My time from Cairo to Cape Town was 41 days 10 hours and 22 minutes, and not 42 days 10 hours and 22 minutes! When I finished I was on day 42, having started at 7am in Cairo on April 10th and finished at 5.22pm in Cape Town on May 21st. I started Friday and finished Thursday. I was too tired and busy after the finish to double check the time - 42 days seemed correct because I was on my 42nd day of riding. None of the press picked up on this either. But my dad texted yesterday to point out the error! We will have to wait for verification from Guinness World Record, but I am confident of the stats... and celebrating going a day quicker than I thought I had. Here is how I checked - keeping in mind Egypt is one hour ahead of South Africa. www.timeanddate.com/date/timeduration.html ... See MoreSee Less

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Mark BeaumontJackie Woon Thanks to you and the team - great help in the planning for Africa Solo3 hours ago
Mark BeaumontRonald Tindale Not been through all the stats yet - have a look on Strava - it's all there3 hours ago
Mark BeaumontDave Thomas thanks for spotting that stat!3 days ago   ·  3
Gillian FeganThank goodness for Dads! Think you owe him a 🍺!3 days ago   ·  1
Steve RowlandMark, you should blame Huw Thomas! 😄3 days ago   ·  1
Glen BurmeisterHa ha. I've made that error a couple of times. Day 1 is actually day 0.20 hours ago   ·  1
KR CircuitTop effort, congratulations!4 hours ago   ·  1
Alex GlasgowThats hilarious, Mark Beaumont! You just stick with the biking mate, and let your folks sort out the rest! :-)3 days ago   ·  2
Zoe AndersonI hear Mercedes F1 are looking for someone with those counting skills 😝3 days ago   ·  4
Dave Thomas994 hours sounds very impressive, your couldn't say under a 1000 before ;)3 days ago   ·  3
Steven Shebeen Burnettphileas fogg made a similar error...well done!3 days ago   ·  2
Paul PrivéWho will ever beat this record? Crazy stuff!3 days ago   ·  1
Chris BlaylockWe'll just have to start calling you Phileas Fogg :)3 days ago   ·  1
Andy WalkerMachine!!3 days ago   ·  1
Simon StoreyRan out of fingers and toes hey?! Nice one fella3 days ago   ·  1
Cassra SchahbasiPhew...thank god this is not Golf :-)3 days ago   ·  1
Chris OldhamAnother nice statistic, well spotted Dave!3 days ago   ·  1
Seán Ó'CeallaighWell done and congratulations (y)3 days ago
Andrew BatesGetting better and better... great job; an inspiration to us all! Andy3 days ago
Andrew RonaldJust when you thought it couldn't get any better. Well done Mark!3 days ago
Sheila SuckleyThat is just awesome3 days ago
Chris AlstonWell done Mark. Congratulations. I'll look forward to reading your book, if you're writing one. I've loved the others!3 days ago
Rose Marie ArmourOh your such a show off Mr Beaumont! 😀 that is fabulous news crack open the bubbly again!3 days ago
Keith WhalenVery well done3 days ago
Fiona Jane RussellAshamed to have missed this! I will update my blog though!3 days ago

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Louise GibsonIs that a hipster?3 days ago   ·  1
Phil WhitehurstReady for the Scottish midge season4 days ago
Gary MitchellFantastic achievement.Well done.4 days ago
Glenn CooperThink a vist to Toni and guy is in order Mark...great achievement...4 days ago
Kenny McKayRight big man treat yourself to a shave now you have stopped riding your bike!4 days ago
Ricky IdlettTake a fat guy with you next time, Im ready when you are! XD4 days ago
Timothy Linford..... And relax!4 days ago
Zoë ToddTeenwolf?4 days ago
Dante FiebigSo Awesome Bike Ride..4 days ago
Ian WAtsonRougher than a badger4 days ago
Alastair CameronThe Wild Man of Borneo!!!4 days ago
Nasir Hussainwonderful Mark. Stay bless...3 days ago
Jenny FinchWhat a man!4 days ago
Roger LewisLEGEND!! Nuff said!!4 days ago
Kevin LynchMark, my hero!4 days ago
Lee BerringtonWell done mark fantastic achievement. Total legend.4 days ago
Kris Steursdan craven? :-)3 days ago
Stephen CurranCongratulations. Epic Achievement.4 days ago
Paul BurgessBrilliant achievement mark!4 days ago
Wade SaleebyBet you'll be glad to shave! Congrats Mark B!4 days ago
Lee PringleEpic4 days ago

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Night riding on day 41 of AfricaSolo - video taken by cameraman who was with me for the final 3 days
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Mark BeaumontBradley Wise I had a cameraman with me for some sections - hoping to make a doc but not reviewed footage yet or spoken to channels4 days ago   ·  1
Mark BeaumontGlenys Andrews I beat the record by 17 days ;-)4 days ago   ·  6
Iain BoagVery busy roads! I hope the camera man's skills were greater than his taste in music?4 days ago   ·  3
Mark BeaumontPhillip Scriven Will do - thanks4 days ago
Peter ListerWhat a fantastic achievement , well done from a keen cyclist in Glasgow 🚴🏻🚴🏻🚴🏻👍4 days ago
Glenys AndrewsCongratulations! Just had to dig into all the links to find you actually beat the record by 8 days. Amazing!4 days ago
Janice SmallBrilliant Mark, now you can watch footage/photos and be very chuffed with yourself . You deserve it !!4 days ago
PK FryearsonMark can I ask what was your average heart beat during the ride?3 days ago
Bradley WiseSo you had a camera man with you, will you be making a documentary of your ride like you did on your last two world records, around the world and the Americas?4 days ago
Phillip ScrivenWell Done Mark, Massive Respect. Can't wait for the series of your adventure to be on TV. Will it be, & will you be able to keep us updated on when it's on?4 days ago
Andy NorthHi Mark how is the body recovering, all the Ultra6 boys have watched your progress with interest and amazed how much you smashed it towards the end.. Well done3 days ago
Ahmad HafezYou are a legend, well done Mark. greetings from Egypt4 days ago   ·  1
Hans LimbergLooks dangerous!4 days ago
Annie ThompsonMark Beaumont you're a LEGEND... can't wait to hear all about it xx4 days ago
Ronald TindaleLooks like your hurting there, Mark Beaumont4 days ago

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Oasis Overland

Tour d'Afrique

Tour d'Afrique

Africa Solo

Africa Solo

10,000km in pursuit of a new World Record

Starting April 10th 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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Welcome to the #africasolo adventure

Africa Solo – Completed Route

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Sponsors

LDC

the Drum Property Group

Martin Currie

Endura

The Wood Foundation

WEIR

The Man who Cycled the World

The Man who Cycled the World

The Man who Cycled the Americas

The Man who Cycled the Americas

Rowing the Arctic

The Arctic

Surviving the Atlantic

The Atlantic

The Highland Line Challenge

The Highland Line Challenge

The Queen’s Baton Relay – a Commonwealth Journey

The Queen’s Baton Relay - a Commonwealth Journey