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.

Speaking Engagements

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Mark speaking with event agency NMP Live, sharing the secrets of his world-record-breaking career, as part of their exclusive interview series. Mark is a hugely experienced keynote and after-dinner speaker, as well as running leadership development workshops with a wide range of businesses and organisations.

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4 days ago

Mark Beaumont

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Again thank you for the support. The outdoor education sector has been hard hit. Recent reports highlight some of this impact (see below). Losing access to outdoor residentials and adventure learning for our current and future generations would be another devastating outcome of these times so all the support welcomed for the sector. An area of my work is the outdoors and mental health and the irony is access to outdoor and adventure experiences can help to preserve the mental health of many young people in these Covid times ..we need to highlight its part of the solution in addressing the mental health of our young people. www.outdoor-learning.org/Covid-19/Covid-19-Impact-Surveys

I didn’t even realise they were struggling! I went to Outward Bound Loch Eil from Shetland when I was younger and it made such an impact. Will defo be getting on board with this. 💪🏼 Thanks for making me aware.

Thank you for the support Mark. Its the same down here south of the border.

Thank you for your support! Centres all over the UK are at risk of permanent closure. Please also sign this petition and raise awareness in any way we can. Thank you #saveooutdoored petition.parliament.uk/petitions/330559

2 weeks ago

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I loved checking the progress on this. It was definitely one of my stand out moments in cycling and i would love to be able to get one of those jerseys. This really got me into cycling

Will there be a tv program on this achievement. I loved following you on Strava when you did this and it would be great to see a bit of the actual trip

I was the piper you stopped and talked to for a couple of minutes outside Quebec City You were having a hard time on the Quebec roads. Totally inspiring, so much so my wife and I are both avid cyclists now. An amazing achievement.

Love the audiobook it got me into cycling

Mark Beaumont calling bs on that, followed this and that definitely wasn't the case at that point!

I've just finished your book. Truly inspirational.

#Everydayextreme #Hero

I will be always in awe of how both you and your team accomplished such an epic feat. You are 1 of a small few in 7 billion that could do this. Epic.

I was so very excited when I was informed by Joe Dunbar you were using our Saliva kits to monitor your biomarkers whilst making the attempt. As a scientist and a business owner following your journey made me smile.

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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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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.

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.