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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.

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

Mark Beaumont sitting on a chair looking directly at camera

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3 days ago

Mark Beaumont

A year ago today! Finishing ‘Around Britain’ - the warm up to the World, 3300 miles in a fortnight - having averaged only 225 miles a day and nursing a hamstring injury - scary to think back to this point with 9 weeks to go until the start of the Artemis World Cycle - with a lot still to prove! Leadership Challenges Adaptive Performance KOGA Panaracer Altura Technical Bikewear Cardtronics John Clark Motor Group Specialist Cars Skoda VisitScotland ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Fascinating to reflect on this time last year. I’m sure like many followers, we are still in utter awe of your incredible achievement. I, for one, miss the day to day updates and progress tracking. For me, this will always be the greatest sporting achievement that I’ve ever witnessed.

Get on a bike and pedal huge mileages every day for 80 days. What a great idea. Mad. Totally mad ...and hugely impressive to actually have done it.

It is amazing to follow your both journey's. Learning and experience was great to me.

"averaged only 225 miles a day" 😂 I appreciate this was lower than required for #80days but still a significant daily distance! I was absolutely gutted that work commitments prevented me coming to show my support as you came down the east coast of Scotland 😢 Can't wait for the release of your new book

An absolute grueller you endured but you've got the memories now

I remember cycling with you on part of day ones route. Was great to meet you and share a few miles with you.

ahl be a typical dour scotsman and say, " aye ye did awrite pal" 🙂 R

Fantastic effort - look forward to hearing you in Durham

Good luck from Derek and me we met at Infiniti static cycles 👍

Never in doubt

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6 days ago

Mark Beaumont

A week to go... hoping to see lots of you next weekend in Oban. Still time to get signed up... www.obansportive.co.uk<<< Next Sunday >>>
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A week to go... hoping to see lots of you next weekend in Oban.  Still time to get signed up... www.obansportive.co.uk

 

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6 days ago

Mark Beaumont

This Tuesday I'll be back in London Town speaking with Anna McNuff as part of the Cloud Edge Speaker series arranged by On. Free entry and here is the link to reserve your place... www.facebook.com/events/1321365277963140/ ... See MoreSee Less

This Tuesday Ill be back in London Town speaking with Anna McNuff as part of the Cloud Edge Speaker series arranged by On.  Free entry and here is the link to reserve your place... https://www.facebook.com/events/1321365277963140/

 

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Erin Williams

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.

CONTACT MARK

ENDURANCE

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.