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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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1 day ago

Mark Beaumont

Go on yersel’ Steven Abraham - a big shout out for the unstoppable mileage man as he nears the end of his 73,000 mile year! That’s 215 miles every day for a year 🚴🏻🤪💪 ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Not far off 3 times around the equator in a year - sleeping in bus shelters and by the roadside when needed, being involved in an accident and illness and still Steve kept going..! Inspiration and admiration! Just awesome 🚴‍♂️🚴‍♂️🚴‍♂️

not sure but i think this might be the better page for him www.facebook.com/pg/stevenabraham2015/posts/ amazing what he's acheiving with so little support.

Chapeau Steve

He must know those roads like the back of his hand!

The man is a machine. Hope he does it

Lee Wilson-Steeeve

Obscene mileage

Oliver Young 😂😂😂

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2 days ago

Mark Beaumont

Today is the 10th Anniversary of me cycling around the World the first time… thanks to Julia Arnett who send me an email to let me know! ... See MoreSee Less

Today is the 10th Anniversary of me cycling around the World the first time… thanks to Julia Arnett who send me an email to let me know!

 

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Makes me chuckle reading the first part of that. It will forever remain an outstanding achievement, even though you blew it away SECOND time round the world... on a bike...

My "autograph of the year' this year was getting Mark to sign a copy of the book from this ^ original tour alongside the signature obtained at the High Wycombe speaking event (for the first tour). Managed to meet up with Mark on the roadside near Ottawa, Ontario on this tour and he graciously signed the book again. a huge inspiration

My money is on the Donkey taking the sprint in a photo finish!

Is that a koga randonnneur?

How time flys!!That was inspirational and my favourite thing you have done,one man on his own doing the everything with a helping hand from home when needed 👍

Still the best book I've ever read must dig it out and read again .

I happen to be reading you book about your trip. You're in Australia right now. I am thoroughly enjoying it and I admire your attitude to travelling through Turkey, Iran, Pakistan and India. That must have been daunting but also very rewarding.

Your book of this trip is one of my favourites. Can’t believe it’s 10 years ago now. Truly inspirational. 😁

Still watch this on YouTube the man is an inspiration to loads of people

it was a fantastic achievement and made great TV too. Watching you made me think, if you can get round the world then surely I can make it to work on a bike. I'd just like to say 10 years later, do you have any idea how much money you have cost me. lol

‘Cycling around the world the 1st time’ - easily the best line I’ve read in ages. Nonchalant, humble, yet utterly epic! You’re a legend Mr Beaumont, Sir.

Read the book, not long ago..didn't want to put it down and go to sleep most nights! Just finished the Americas book, and about to start reading Africa...A truly inspirational person!

Always makes me smile to that bike at Edinburgh Airport 😀 😎

Just read the book Mark 👍

And what an amazing 10 years since! I’m just sitting with my feet up reading it right now and missing my cycling so much after a wet, windy and icy winter here.

Great book and loved the tv programme

Some serious negative splits on those two laps 😉 but seriously both fantastic and unimaginable efforts

Loved the tv series Mark. True inspirational icon of cycling and endurance sport as a whole.

Great talk in Glasgow science centre on tuesday Mark. I'll make sure and read the book, around the world in 80days.

That makes me a decade long supporter as I chatted to you on facebook during that journey too!

That's a brilliant photo.

Wow, that's so good. Shirt from your latest round the world exploits arrived today as well so that's timely 🙂

And the start of a new lifestyle for me #alwaysinsperational

Looks a bit like the traffic we get in The Gauldry, Mark.

I hope it was titled “are you back yet?”

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3 days ago

Mark Beaumont

Get signed up for the stunning Tayside Challenge on May 5th - I’ll be riding. There is a 81 or 46 mile option… www.entrycentral.com/event/105931 ... See MoreSee Less

Get signed up for the stunning Tayside Challenge on May 5th - I’ll be riding. There is a 81 or 46 mile option… https://www.entrycentral.com/event/105931

 

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Awe same weekend as Tour de Yorkshire or we would be there

It's a great event.

Chris, Paul, Doug, Dimitrios, Susanne, Katherine..... 🚵🏻‍♂️🚵‍♀️

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.