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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.

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2 days ago

Mark Beaumont

If you aren't already, follow wild man Ed Pratt as he pedals the World on one wheel. His YouTube videos are addictive and utterly hilarious - here is the one where we met in Australia. Good on ya Ed, and enjoy NZThis is Sterling Point in Bluff. It's the south island of New Zealand's most southern point accessible by road (blimey that's a mouthful), and it's where I started my New Zealand leg of this here world unicycle tour.

I was in Bluff a week ago. I’m now just north of Queenstown and am so far enjoying the country, even if the gradients and nasty road camber have been shattering my body.

According to the sign, the UK, and the finish point of my world ride, is 19,000km (11,800miles) away. And while that might sound like a fair old distance, luckily for my legs, half this distance for me will be over water. So although it may not seem it, with only New Zealand, North America and a section of the UK (6,000miles) left to unicycle, I feel like I’m on the finishing straight of my trip. It potentially could be a little as 6 months until I step off my beast of a unicycle for the last time back home in Somerset, and declare this world well and truly unicycled!

Anyhoo, back to the present, I still have a major challenge ahead of me; reach Cape Reinga (the top of NZ) in 2 months. The rough plan at the mo is to head west from Wanaka and follow the west coast. Because of the southern Alps mountain range 'catching' the bad weather, I’ve been told to expect wet days and great views in equal measure out there. Will this end up being a terrible decision? Find out with me 🙂

Oh, and can you spot the update to my unicycle?
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If you arent already, follow wild man Ed Pratt as he pedals the World on one wheel.  His YouTube videos are addictive and utterly hilarious - here is the one where we met in Australia.  Good on ya Ed, and enjoy NZ

 

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Hi Mark, so pleased to see you are keeping up with Ed’s progress. In Paris, at the end of your latest adventure, it did make me laugh when you told us that you hadn’t had time to watch his video yet. You had been somewhat busy cycling around the world! Glad you have now seen it; he almost didn’t meet you! This is the link to the video: m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=pqI-q3ECnr4 Roxane (Ed’s mum) 😎

Thanks for plugging Ed's channel again. His videos are great

What an amazing lovely guy.

One for Paul Denniss - serious consideration required

Also I think u might want to follow this guy

Really inspirational stuff Mark, what a top bloke. Makes me pine for another road adventure.......

He is awesome! One wheel love! (y) Thanks for sharing.

Go Ed go ...

I met your mum in Paris!!

That's awesome!!

Scott Jenkins let's go here

Beth Cochrane Scott Marshall

Gary Fripp John Ream Nath Moores

Brandon Gold (y)

Chris Ridyard

Dean Williams

Steve Wright Kevan Lawler

Joe

Gary

Ry McGrath

Andrew Flanagan

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4 days ago

Mark Beaumont

After lots of enquiries through my social media and emails Altura Technical Bikewear have agreed to make a single batch of replicas for the #80days race jersey. This is a one-time offer in the coming 7 days (final order on Wed 22nd) - neither Altura or I will be holding stock so there won't be the ability to swap sizes or re-order more. Keep in mind these are top quality race fit. They cost £75 which includes postage and come in XS, S, M, L and XL. Place your order by sending a private Facebook message with your email, so we can send a PayPal request, and your postal address for where you want your jersey sent. You can also ask for the jersey to be signed if you wish. Keep in mind these jerseys will only go into production once the order is placed and so it will be later in December or at the start of January before they arrive in the post. Altura can not promise they will be ready for Christmas presents, but will try their best! ... See MoreSee Less

After lots of enquiries through my social media and emails Altura Technical Bikewear have agreed to make a single batch of replicas for the #80days race jersey.  This is a one-time offer in the coming 7 days (final order on Wed 22nd) - neither Altura or I will be holding stock so there wont be the ability to swap sizes or re-order more.  Keep in mind these are top quality race fit.  They cost £75 which includes postage and come in XS, S, M, L and XL.  Place your order by sending a private Facebook message with your email, so we can send a PayPal request, and your postal address for where you want your jersey sent.  You can also ask for the jersey to be signed if you wish.  Keep in mind these jerseys will only go into production once the order is placed and so it will be later in December or at the start of January before they arrive in the post.  Altura can not promise they will be ready for Christmas presents, but will try their best!Image attachment

 

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Hi there can u tell me what size of chest a S will fit? Thanks

Any chance of shipping to US?

Where can we consult the size guide?

I won´t be buying this, simply because I´m not worthy of wearing it. Don´t actually believe anyone is a part from the obvious one.

Great idea Mark, how's about some of the money from Altura goes to the charity, maybe the VAT?? But if a kick back for the efforts?

Anyone buying one has to do at least one 240 mile day in it. 😉

Helen Lawson .... it's my birthday next month? 😚

Is this genuine? Has anyone ordered one?

Paul Farquharson this could be part of your all Altura kit 😂

Gemma Queen am sure yir bird would like this.

Marc - something you could ask Santa (aka. Katie) for 🙂

Looks great, is any of the money going to charity for this one?

Stephen Wiggins - I am sure you wanted one! here it is 🙂

Nice one mate

Need chest size info ?? What cm for each ?

Amanda Lopez Sims, I need one of these!!!

Just the jerseys or bib shorts too ?

Verity Crichton I want it!

Craig Allan David Singleton

Mark King

Andy Inglis

Gavin

Thomas Tuff

Chevon Taylor ? Please?

Michael Gouldin

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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.