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.

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3 days ago

Mark Beaumont

The gritty and smooth, the city and the wilderness - the Proximity Edit from the Wild About Argyll series of short films - turn the volume up for this one. If you are heading to the cinema in Scotland, look out for the ad for Wild About Argyll created by Morrocco Media and RuralDimensions Ltd I was at the AITC conference last week meeting many of the people involved in the project and seeing the amazing impact that it is having. Proud to be showcasing Scotlands Adventure Coast and showing all that Argyll and the Isles has to offer. VisitScotland Argyll and Bute Council Highlands and Islands Enterprise CalMac Ferries Sustrans Scotland Scottish Canals Oban Airport Kieran J Duncan - Filmmaker Finalcrux Films ScotRail Oban & Lorn Tourism Alliance Ltd Explore Argyll Explore Inveraray Visit Islay & Jura Visit Bute Visit Cowal Visit Mull & Iona Argyll's Secret Coast Food From Argyll Food From Argyll At The Pier Love Loch Lomond Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park PEOPLE MAKE GLASGOW Oban Times The John Muir Way - Slighe Iain Muir The Kintyre Way The Cowal Way Three Lochs Way - one of Scotland's Great Trails Pinkston Watersports, Glasgow The SSE Hydro Glasgow Live ... See MoreSee Less

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Andy Lee Ally Botfield food for thought

Kathryn Murray, more adventures lol some back garden we got eh! 😀

Fantastic

Callum Waugh

Matt Hobbs Gurnack Bahra

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6 days ago

Mark Beaumont

270 miles yesterday - started at 4am on the Wattbike then headed outside on the KOGA to face freezing rain and wind with Gary! Loving the new Panaracer Race D Evo 28mm tires - superb all rounders for the big miles. The big plans will be announced on Monday April 3rd, so not long now. Follow on Strava at strava.com/athletes/markbeaumont ... See MoreSee Less

270 miles yesterday - started at 4am on the Wattbike then headed outside on the KOGA to face freezing rain and wind with Gary!  Loving the new Panaracer Race D Evo 28mm tires - superb all rounders for the big miles.  The big plans will be announced on Monday April 3rd, so not long now.  Follow on Strava at http://strava.com/athletes/markbeaumont

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I thought Gary Hand only cycled in hot places lol

Iain Rodger

Solid effort👍

Around the world supported this time???

Great work, just hope your tyres don't get too tired...

Beast!

Paul Routledge Simon Barr Stephen Sayer

Respect due . That's some big miles .

Duncan Evans

Mark Beaumont

Oof tough guys

What a distance

Glad it's going well and counting down to 3rd April. Can't wait to hear what your next adventure will be. x

Inspiring, motivating and impressive!

Darran Byrne - nice helmet on the right!! 😉

We did wonder what the mega miles were for! Looking forward to the announcement.

Keep up the training and good luck. Looking forward to the announcement

Knocks my 30 miles on my Koga today into oblivion. Congrats.

Awesome! I'm still sticking with a Land's End to John o' Groats record attempt. 😉

smashing it

Year record then?

Tires....think you must be tyred 😉

Best of luck Mark!

Looks like you were slightly better dressed for the weather than I was on Wednesday, I was soaked & frozen when I got home!

I'm guessing Race Across America.

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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 Mark’s career in sport and television.

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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.

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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.

FAQ’s

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.