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Mark Beaumont

Athlete, broadcaster & ambassador

Celebrating a decade of world firsts, pushing ultra endurance, sharing inspiring journeys and helping businesses to perform.

Mark Beaumont’s documentaries, events and books about ultra endurance and adventure have taken audiences to over 100 countries. Outside of sport and broadcasting, Mark is a business ambassador and speaker, as well as working with a number of charities and educational organisations.

Mark Beaumont sitting on a chair looking directly at camera

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September dates for the Scottish Tour...
INVERNESS 11th Sept Eden Court Theatre and Cinema https://bit.ly/2Mjpoxw
ABERDEEN 12th The Lemon Tree https://bit.ly/2vEpngC
PERTH 13th Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre - Horsecross https://bit.ly/2AIX8Dr
OBAN 17th The Corran Halls https://bit.ly/2OajuPW
GLASGOW 18th Cottiers https://bit.ly/2OLtWOT
PEEBLES 20th Eastgate Theatre https://bit.ly/2OL3vsM
Thanks to tour sponsors John Clark Motor Group Specialist Cars Skoda Tiso Alpine Bikes Scotmid Co-operative


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We shame, I'm away. Julie Devine

I caught this tour in Crail last month and I have to say it was excellent! Mark had the audience hanging on every word and I left the venue insisting I wanted to go on my own adventure!! Definitely make a point in catching a show if you can!!

Stefan Cent do you fancy going?

Marie Barrett.. You might like the Perth date

Abz or Inv Colin ?

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24 hours ago

Mark Beaumont

Have you heard the news? 📢📰🥁
We've announced our prices for cycle hire!

You can hire a bike from as little as £1.50. There are 3 hire options to choose from:

🚴‍♂️ Single - £1.50 for a single trip of up to 1 hour
🚴‍♀️ Day - £3 for unlimited hires up to 1 hour in 24 hours
🚴‍♂️ Annual - £90 for unlimited hires up to 1 hour for 365 days!!!

You can also have ‘extended rentals’ for trips over 1 hour. This costs an extra £1 for each extra 30 minutes you keep the bike.

Bikes can be returned to any cycle hire point at any time 24/7, 365 days a year!

We think these prices make cycle hire in Edinburgh simple, straightforward and affordable to everyone - we hope you think so too!
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I am from Edinburgh but now live in Seattle and hire bikes litter just about every street. They get abandoned in the middle of the pavement and can often be found in heaps of half a dozen bikes tipped over on each other. Don't listen to them when they say designated drop zones, folks leave them everywhere!

Rip off. £1 here on the prosperous south coast. Give it a eeek and your town will look like a cycle scrap yard with these things dumped everywhere. Designated drop zones lool . They will be eyesores everywhere just like our town.

2 days ago

Mark Beaumont

4 hours, 28 minutes, 8 seconds going 113713.0m. www.strava.com/activities/1783091709 #ArtemisWorldCycle ... See MoreSee Less

Corporate Ambassador and Advisor

Mark brings his passion, experience and network to a portfolio of corporate businesses, working with each to look after their community and develop their teams. These ongoing roles are separate from expedition sponsors, but as long term relations also benefit from the profile and ambition of Mark’s career in sport and television.



Artemis World Cycle Sponsors

Community: education and philanthropy

Within education Mark is the Rector of the University of Dundee, Patron for the Saltire Foundation, Ambassador for the Winning Scotland Foundation and Honorary President of Scottish Student Sport. Within charities Mark is Patron for Orkidstudio and for the ARCHIE Foundation, as well as supported a range of other charity events and campaigns.

Incredible Journeys

Expeditions, challenges, TV documentaries and online filming projects. Mark started on the bike with the World and the Americas, then into the oceans in the Arctic and the Atlantic, before presenting for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and recently back on the bike with Africa Solo. He has published books on each of the cycling expeditions and filmed a number of challenges for charity and for promotions.

Contact Mark

Mark’s team will reply to all enquiries that are not covered in the FAQ’s.  If you have a quick question for Mark himself, please get in touch on social media.


The two hardest parts of any project is committing to actually do it and then fundraising.  There is no golden ticket for sponsorship, but there are some simple useful tips.  Unless you have a profile and a strong track record, don’t waste your time cold contacting potential corporate sponsors.  To get started, direct network by asking everyone you know for introductions to people and businesses who may be interested in your ambition.  Then do the same with them, so that your network gets bigger and bigger.  If you simply ask for money straight away, when the answer is no, that is the end of the conversation.  Instead, ask for introductions.  When it comes to kit, it is also very unlikely to get free kit without a strong track record of publicity.  So give suppliers an easy yes, by asking for cost or trade price products.  This way you get a huge discount on the kit you need, and they aren’t making any losses.
If you are sitting in an office job imagining the freedom of running your own business in the outdoors, then be realistic about the amount of hard work to make a living.  If you build the right skills then one route is as an instructor or guide.  Likewise, if media is your passion, then volunteering and building your CV is crucial.  Many, but not all cameramen and producers have formal training.  But if you would like to build a career like Mark, running your own expeditions and with a TV profile, then you need to systematically build your brand, using social media and traditional media.  Gaining commissions for TV is very competitive and relies on having unique ideas.  Being a competitive athlete in organised competitions is unlikely to create these opportunities.  Be incredibly determined and expect set backs – discipline is choosing between what you want now and what you want most.
If you are planning a major expedition which will be interesting for the public to follow, then please do let Mark know through social media and he may be able to mention and RT.  However, due to the amount of requests that Mark receives for social media promotions for charity events, these is not always possible.  Mark is also not able to take on any new ongoing charity roles for the meantime, but has a discounted rate for charity talks and appearances.  Please get in touch with enquiries.
Almost everyone has the ability to take on adventure challenges, but it is sensible to build up experience and fitness over time, rather than immediately taking on the world.  For most expeditions you should start with good all round fitness and then you will get fitter and more conditioned to the long hours during the challenge.  If you are setting out to break World Records and be more of an endurance athlete than a nomadic adventurer, then this will take a more systematic approach to training.  Injury and illness are your biggest concerns on long expeditions.  If you are cycling, then correct bike fit is essential to avoid repetitive strains, and for all sports think about cross training to build all round muscle balances.  But the biggest transition from taking on one day challenges to major adventures is your mindset and there is no training book that will help with this.  Experience and time in the great outdoors is the only way to build resilience and your comfort zone so you can take on tougher challenges.