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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 Beaumontโ€™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.

On April 3rd, Mark announced the Artemis World Cycle – his next Record Breaking quest to cycle around the World in 80 days.

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8 hours ago

Mark Beaumont

Very chuffed to receive the accolade KOW from Strava ๐Ÿšด๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐ŸŒAround the world in 78 days! Kudos to Mark Beaumont on his World Record ride. ... See MoreSee Less

Very chuffed to receive the accolade KOW from Strava ๐Ÿšด๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐ŸŒ

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It would be nice if Strava presented Mark Beaumont with a KOW trophy. I'm sure it would sit nicely between his two Guinness world records.

Getting up at 3.30 every day, riding for 18hrs, 240 miles every day. Nope couldn't do that. 9000 calories a day......... hmmm could give that a go. Not sure what I'd look like after 78 days though

I'm so angry with myself that I didn't joined Mark for Latvia leg. There was something important at work I even don't remember what. Life time opportunity was missed.

Don't imagine you will be getting a you have lost your KOW email anytime soon ๐Ÿ˜‹

I imagine you don't head the leader board on many segments though! (I believe that's what they're called).๐Ÿ˜€ Well done!

Imagine you forgot to put your Strava on, you'd have to go do it all again.

That's a segment PR not many will ever have. Lovely touch from Strava.

This one is gotta be hard enough to beat!

I smile every time your name comes up on strava segments at kingoodie Dundee and I beat it. ๐Ÿ˜Š ๐Ÿ˜Š ๐Ÿ˜Š

I have never used Strava. Not much point now !!

You deserve it and much much more .

Awesome achievement by a great athlete ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Alan Mills You might have pumped him at the velodrome, but you ain't got a KOW ya wee fud. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Chris Thompson that is one achievement... blows my little QOM out of the water completely!

Noel Baxter ... Go after it ๐Ÿ˜‚ redemption for Cairngorm ๐Ÿ˜‚

Not much chance of anybody getting flagged for accidentally taking that one๐Ÿ˜‚.

Brilliant! I doubt that will be challenged any time soon! ๐Ÿšด๐Ÿป๐Ÿšด๐Ÿป๐Ÿšด๐Ÿป

Love it!! Will stand for some time I reckon!!!

Fair doos, you can fucking keep it. Not trying to get that segment.

Excellent- and well deserved. We all need something to look at now that tracker has finished! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Jo Van Woerkom Billy you may need a huge tailwind to beat this one!

That's really cool and throughly deserved, well done Mark

Congratulations on an extreemly well deserved accolade, you are a true example of "superman"๐Ÿ˜Š

What an amazing man Mark is ! Incredible achievement ๐Ÿšด๐Ÿผ

King of washington(Tyne n Wear)? Amazeballs kidda

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9 hours ago

Mark Beaumont

Onboard about to fly to Edinburgh - landing 5.35. Can't wait to be home! Thanks Edinburgh Airport, Menzies Aviation & VisitScotland for the support. I'll be live on Reporting Scotland at 6.35 from the airport. ... See MoreSee Less

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If I were in Scotland this week I would have been there to see you. Unfortunately I'm in the US on business. I hope the crowd is huge and noisy! Well deserved.

It was amazing to meet you after following your ride every day. Welcome home and enjoy being back with your family!

Welcome back Mark! Hope you get the great welcome you deserve.

Just watched you on the news, super proud to have met you x

Sods law, I leave Edinburgh at 5.30!

Incredible stuff Mark, welcome back hame aye! ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ Ronnie

Phenomenal achievement massive congratulations

Welcome back and congratulations again!!!!

You can give your old bike a clean on the way through. I passed it lady week covered in dust & grime ๐Ÿ˜ก

Would have thought you'd be cycling just to warm down ๐Ÿ˜‚

Welcome home

Am coming to see you mark

Welcome home Mark. Fantastic achievement.

Brilliant! Welcome home! ๐Ÿ˜€

Welcome home Mark! Huge huge congrats...

Andrew McGregor !!!

Paul Anderson xx

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12 hours ago

Mark Beaumont

Artemis World Cycle: Recovery schedule and reflecting on the h...
Packing bags and heading back to Scotland. Lots of work with the performance team planning the recovery schedule. Also reflecting on the history of around the World cycling and the Guinness World Record for the fastest circumnavigation by bicycle.

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A really good little summary of some other fantastic riders and their efforts. Any record like this is an arbitrary construct and whilst an unsupported record would be hard to establish criteria for, it's worth bearing in mind the astonishing efforts others have made without a big team and budget. All that said, what Mark has done is to make the very best of the record as it stands, with diligence, preparation, and hard work to make it not only physically possible but viable as an endeavour, which is an astonishing achievement and speaks to years of tenacious and single-minded preparation. It will be a tough ask to beat this record with a similar effort, because funding an attempt on a similar basis, with the prospect of only a marginal improvement if any (barring disaster) will be hard to do, and because it will take a similarly enthusiastic, talented and focussed individual to do it, of which there are few. Chapeau, Mark - and the other luminaries of our sport!

great job on the history - well done to bring the others forward. It's going to be interesting to see if and when anyone can mount a serious challenge to your efforts. I think you hit the nail on the head when you said that it is a personal challenge - everyone has different capabilities and just getting around the world needs to be looked at as a significant accomplishment. Congrats to you and the team.

Well done Mark, glad you made it before Ewen Macdonnell hunted you down! Ewen (65) retired on 4th Sept after completing/signing off from The Queensferry Crossing. He set off alone & unsupported to cycle around the world, on the 5th Sept with a plan to head East. Another great Fifer with a sense of adventure. ๐Ÿ™‚

Superb achievement, proud of you. Recovery team in Edinburgh are waiting to take you for a curry and a pint. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Congratulations on your achievement Mark Beaumont ๐Ÿ˜ฎ just awesome' well done to you and your back up team๐Ÿ‘

Glad to know that you have not been left alone to fend for yourself for recovery. Think that is now very important because the objective would be that of health fitness affecting the rest of your life. This would be a very important time of "decompression", as impact of the physical/mental activity so far could be detrimental without good support to allow the body "normalize". Although exercise is vital to a point, beyond that, care and knowledge need be taken. Even if you were to never want to touch a bicycle again, it would seem necessary to keep riding regularly for a while - just riding without strain. What next, and what to be in shape for? I could see you as an ambassador of "savory cycling": how to enjoy the world in a way that could be only with the use of a bicycle. This could be family trips to unique destinations to be uniquely experienced through bicycling there - maybe a town, a place to eat, or a nice place to stay. All those places around the world where, were it not that you were needing to keep going, would have been nice to just stop at for a while: to see and experience the world brought uniquely from a bicycle. So many savory trips are possible, for so many people - family over-night trips - even where getting to the start would involve some transportation other than the bike.

Mark you are probably a bit young, but were you aware of Richard and Nick Crane's 'Jounrey to the Centre of the Earth' biking adventure back in the eighties? I kept thinking about it, following your record ride. Their's was not about record setting, but setting a new benchmark in ultra light weight cycling adventuring... I think they used the Jules Verne theme to give it a simple to understand theme to help raise sponsors, they wrote a great book.... I look forwards to reading yours! As I did the Africa Solo..... kickasstrips.com/2013/12/richard-and-nicholas-crane-journey-to-the-centre-of-the-earth/

Absolutely astounding achievement! You must be knackered! Can you bring some of that lovely sunshine home too as it's a horrible driech day in not so sunny Perthshire today๐Ÿ˜‰

Thanks Mark for the update. It was very interesting to hear some history on these record attempts. I think what you have accomplished is absolutely phenomenal, amazing. To cycle 240 miles, 400 km, every day for 78 days......I don't think that many people would quite honestly have the physical ability to do so, nor the sheer mental strength to keep turning the pedals for 4 sets of 4 hours at 15 mph each day for 78 days.........very very few people. To do what you did, AMAZING, simply amazing. "Chapeau" as many people have said. I sincerely hope that the train down goes well, it is as always very inspirational to hear form you, I think that you are an excellent communicator, an excellent orator, and certainly an aspirational public figure. What you have done for the global cycling community, FANTASTIC ๐Ÿ™‚ !!!!!

Hi Mark I have been following your exploits for some time and totally impressed with your 79 days record. We saw you a few years back in Exeter when you did a talk on your ride from Cairo to Cape Town. I know you used a Koga bike which was quite heavy but expect this one was much lighter as you didn't need to carry everything with you! Can you tell me what type of saddle you used as it must have had to be very comfy for you! It has a strange down turn on the nose . Thanks Dave Partridge

Very interested mark in the normalisation program you will under go and the changes which have happened to your body. A beer scientific approach without a doubt.

Does anyone knos why he needs a Dexa scan? Is it for a particular injury/problem or is it just a comparison to measurements that were taken before the 80 days?

Amazing achievement Mark and all the team. Iv just stated studying nutrition so very interested in what foods were used to fuel the body for such a challenge

What a massive achievement and effort this represents.I hope there is a tv program to follow plus I am interested in the medical facts after such a massive endurance ride.Well done to Mark and his team.

A really good down to earth modest synopsis of a really amazing achievement. Much respect to you and your team from one Scot to another.

I hope the medical findings can help shed light and awareness of long-term endurance performance and effects upon the body

Me and my pals are going a cycle round Strathclyde Park tomorrow if you feel up to it ๐Ÿ™‚

Think the queen should be waiting at the airport to slap a sir on his shoulders

Fascinating stuff Mark, and I'm looking forward to your progress reports

Total inspiration to me and all cyclists mark you are a MACHINE ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช welcome home ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Just finished his book and now he's gone and smashed it!

Really interesting hope recovery goes well ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ‘

A well earned holiday at some point Mark

Great summary of the history....human endeavour is a precious thing. Chapeau to you and your team.

Great idea to carry on video updates, thank you

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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 Markโ€™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

Markโ€™s team will reply to all enquiries that are not covered in the FAQโ€™s.ย  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.ย  There is no golden ticket for sponsorship, but there are some simple useful tips.ย  Unless you have a profile and a strong track record, donโ€™t waste your time cold contacting potential corporate sponsors.ย  To get started, direct network by asking everyone you know for introductions to people and businesses who may be interested in your ambition.ย  Then do the same with them, so that your network gets bigger and bigger.ย  If you simply ask for money straight away, when the answer is no, that is the end of the conversation.ย  Instead, ask for introductions.ย  When it comes to kit, it is also very unlikely to get free kit without a strong track record of publicity.ย  So give suppliers an easy yes, by asking for cost or trade price products.ย  This way you get a huge discount on the kit you need, and they arenโ€™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.ย  If you build the right skills then one route is as an instructor or guide.ย  Likewise, if media is your passion, then volunteering and building your CV is crucial.ย  Many, but not all cameramen and producers have formal training.ย  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.ย  Gaining commissions for TV is very competitive and relies on having unique ideas.ย  Being a competitive athlete in organised competitions is unlikely to create these opportunities.ย  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.ย  However, due to the amount of requests that Mark receives for social media promotions for charity events, these is not always possible.ย  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.ย  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.ย  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.ย  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.ย  Injury and illness are your biggest concerns on long expeditions.ย  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.ย  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.ย  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.