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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2 days ago

Mark Beaumont

A late finish with a blast around the Black Isle - loved the North Coast 500 cycle route in 3 days with a punchy 200 miler to finish. Well done Si Richardson - solid riding mate. The film with be on GCN pretty soon. Thanks for supporters VisitScotland Altura Technical Bikewear APIDURA 3Tbike Vango Clark Commercials John Clark Motor Group ... See MoreSee Less

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Well done lads!

Well done boys ,we cycled it last year ,not in 3 days though ,that's impressive, looking forward to seeing it on GCN (our daughter who isn't 7 yet has done the applecross climb already on her bike so giver her a couple of years...1:19)😁😁

Good effort doing 200miles on day 3. Black Isle is a good training ground, but I would say that coming from there. Anyway, well done, look forward to the film on GCN.

Chapeau guys - what a great job! Have you seen our wee lad from Orkney on your tour? William Sichel is RUNNING the NC500 and is 400+ miles into it so far - pretty good going for a diminutive 60 something ex table tennis international ❤️

Well done chaps 💪 top work and always smiling 😀

Awesome 😎 well done guys. That's one for my 'to do' list 💪🤘👌

The black Isle is truely awesome!! Well done.. 😀😀

Congratulations guys

Well done Mark and Si, made it look easy

Amazing, I wonder if 3 days is possible to us mere mortals!? Well done guys

Looking forward to seeing the GCN video, and riding it myself in a couple of years!

Fantastic! On another note, have I totally missed TV coverage/series on the 80 days around the world challenge?

Brilliant ride 🚲🚲

Good job lads. Looking forward to seeing it on GCN. Still smiling Si 👍

Love what GCN do, nice combo ...

Mark Beaumont is it possible to get the route an other info on this ride(equipment, etc.), being across the pond as it were?? . Thanks for any info, ...... #livetoridetolive #AndIrideon #educateandenforce

Very well done 👏👏...Mark Beaumont if you're ever near Lossiemouth ..come look us up at Forty Four ....IV31 6PN 😉

Added to the bucket list!!

Awesome guys, well done. I’m familiar with the area but have never cycled it, you’ve convinced me to do so later in the year! 👏🏻

Chapeau guys!! Well done!!

Fantastic effort!! Chapeau 👏👏

What a ride! Chapeau! 👏👏👏

Excellent news well done 👍

Well done boys. Si looks dead. 👏👏👏

Top job gents

3 days ago

Mark Beaumont

Morning, morning... camp spot by Lairg, now making progress past Tongue and the north coast GCN - thanks for the support Vango Altura Technical Bikewear 3Tbike APIDURA ... See MoreSee Less

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Harriet Talbot

Steven McMillan

Why the rush?? Much better to take in the views and beaches.

All inspiring ! Great effort , I hope you enjoy your well earned fish supper tonight

What a fantastic picture well done

Enjoy - great roads! 💪🏻 🚲

Enjoy ur fish supper ull have earned it 🚴🏻‍♂️🚴🏻‍♂️👍🏻 if ur looking for a good B&B castle view just beside the bridge looking onto the castle 👍🏻

Well Done guy! hopefully one day I can give this a try looks great and the weather has been kind 😎

Good to see you back on the road!

Got the weather got it. Not too midgey?

Pop into melvich hotel and meet the staff mark sure they will hydrate you! My cousins hotel lovely little place

Looking fresh there MrB

Good going, top on my list of tours to do. Enjoy the route 🙂

Amazing well done

Hope you get a brilliant day for it.

Fantastic

Well done guys

Almost done the hard bit stay positive.

Well done guys. It’s probably like a recovery ride for Mark......but poor old Si 😉🚴

Puts my wee 22 mile canal path pootle to shame.

That'll be Laid, not Lairg.... Oh, and don't put an e on the end, that'll confuse the postie, because Laide is elsewhere in the Highlands!

Must get map out as don't think you have detoured enough to be down as far as Lairg?

Alex Cairnie 👌

Reg Stuart, are you this fellas back up team? 🚴🏻‍♂️🔧🔩🚴🏻‍♂️

Marcus Shearer just a punchy 150 yesterday 🤪🤪🤪

3 days ago

Mark Beaumont

Seriously tough 2nd day on the North Coast 500 - I’d forgotten how steep that Lochinver stretch is! We have made it to Durness so now heading east for a wild camp spot tonight. GCN Altura Technical Bikewear APIDURA 3Tbike John Clark Motor Group ... See MoreSee Less

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Ceri Melhuish-Thomas

Niall Johnstone

Pete Colligan

Steven McMillan

It was tough but great weather😎

Would love to know what kit you've packed for a trip like this? Would love to give something like this a go but don't know where to start 🙈🤔

Well done lads stay safe out there🚴‍♂️🚴‍♂️💪👌🏻🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿👍definitely would love to do the NC 500 .

Please make Si get up at 0400 tomorrow for a real taste of one of your big days. He’s got all his kit on board and you know he wants to!!

Mark Breeze, this chancer reckons he’s having it tough! Didn’t you do this into a 40mph head wind 😂

Looking forward to seeing more guys - all the best!

A hard leg. Well done 👍

Pauline we could do it by bike 😂

Very hard riding. Well done

Ach, can't be that bad, you're still managing to talk. I get out off breath putting my leg over my bike 😂

Get rid of that cup on the rear bag, look like a hipster. Something Neil Lauder would do.

Helen Cooke 👀😜

Hero!

Good work fella - my aim for 2020

Awesome

Wendy the NC 500 could be an option.

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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.