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.

Doddie 500 Completed Route

Rob Wainwright, Mark Beaumont, Tom Leefe and Russell Kelsey plan to pedal with a Calcutta Cup match ball from Murrayfield to Twickenham on 14th March for an epic 500 mile, 48 hour ride.

We will be donating £1 for every mile we ride, and would ask all cyclists joining us to do the same. 100% of money raised will go to the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation for MND research.

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Good luck ladies!

All the very best

Sarah Heward

Good luck Sally Orange and all the team

Good luck to Sally and the team!

Mark BeaumontSally Orange Amazing Guys !Xx

10 hours ago

Mark Beaumont

The film >> www.youtube.com/watch?v=8J2gAY-WZhU

North Coast 500 cycle route - if you missed this with GCN. Lovely to meet people who have already enjoyed this variation on the route one smaller roads.

The route >> gcn.eu/nc500kmoot

VisitScotland Altura Technical Bikewear APIDURA Clark Commercials John Clark Motor GroupA mighty 500 miles in just 3 days all around the coast of Scotland, with Mark Beaumont, the Round The World by bike World Record Holder? Si is certainly in f...
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Was two days ahead of GCN ride, sunny but very windy. Including diversion for the heather fires at Durness. Was my own version stating form Aberdeen. Portsoy Dingwall Bonor Bridge (via Struie hill) Achmelvich (Lochinver) Tongue then great finish Gill bay ferry to Orkney and day riding before night ferry Kerkwall to Aberdeen and morning train home.

Great little film this.

Enjoyed it so I had a go last week on glorious sunshine. Thanks for the motivation Mark!

Baron Bianchi Andrew Hutchings you’ll recognise some of this, especially the cafe 7 minutes in

Peter here's something for you...tough but you can hack it 💪 it's bonnie up there 🚲

Great view

Andy Springall 🤔

Peter Couttie what we were talking about.

1 day ago

Mark Beaumont

Go see that man!!

13th June - Manchester
www.wegottickets.com/event/473383

14th June - Clitheroe
www.wegottickets.com/event/473384

3 year expedition riding a unicycle 22,000miles around the world... that’s a good-kind-of crazy! 🚴🏼‍♂I’m speaking next month! Talk dates:
13th June - Manchester
www.wegottickets.com/event/473383

14th June - Clitheroe
www.wegottickets.com/event/473384

Come down, meet me and listen to the stories from my 3 year expedition riding a unicycle 22,000miles around the world!
🚴🏼‍♂️ 2 wheeled cyclists welcome 😉

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Go see that man!! 
13th June - Manchester
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/473383
14th June - Clitheroe
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/473384
3 year expedition riding a unicycle 22,000miles around the world... that’s a good-kind-of crazy! 🚴🏼‍♂

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Met Ed last night at Derby, what a fantastic adventure and achievement

Saw you and Ed at Derby last night, great talk BTW. Unfortunately I'm cycling back from Italy over those dates, so any other dates planned and near to Sheffield would be good... 😁 👍

Ireland dates please?

Booking! haha!! Awesome!!

Any dates for Scotland??

Going tonight! 🤗😎

A legend recommending another legend 🚴‍♂️👍

Is it masochistic wee!?

any dates in Wales?

Alex Gallan

Come to Scotland!!!!

Peter O'Hagan 😄

I'm not seeing Scottish Borders on the tour list.....

But your the man!

Didn't you come across him on your few weeks(11.29) ride around our local planet, Mark Beaumont ??

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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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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.