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.

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1 day ago

Mark Beaumont

Being scanned by Isobar Compression earlier today at Edinburgh Napier University Sport Science - amazing technology in compression to aid performance and recovery ... See MoreSee Less

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Great to meet you Mark!

2 days ago

Mark Beaumont

Superb 80 miler with Gary from Espresso Cycle Coaching around Loch Kathrine - a battle going west, a pleasure being blown east! Guess which leg this photo was taken on 🚴🏻😎 ... See MoreSee Less

Superb 80 miler with Gary from Espresso Cycle Coaching around Loch Kathrine - a battle going west, a pleasure being blown east!  Guess which leg this photo was taken on 🚴🏻😎

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Cracking day for it!!!

Beats being in my office today!

East?

Is there lots of good riding around there? I might be heading up there at Easter. I've been before for hiking but not with a bike

South. Hehe

Hope you took it easy on him Gary 😉

A fine Ambassador of the human spirit !! As long as you keep going Mark Beaumont !..Best wishes !

Sweet x

You guys look so happy

Was there yesterday, no wind!! 🚴🏻‍♀️

I can relate to the wind experience! (with the addition of thick fog here in Wales!)

Is that a hat and buff combo?

Strong wind blowing the wrong way is worse than any hill. No respite.

I think you mean loch Katrine not Kathrine but only a Scotsman would notice that, beautiful park of the world for cycling I often do a few miles around Callander

Jennifer McNicol, Neil Wilson look what our fellow coach got up too! Nice one Gary!

We seen you pass the Ben A'an carpark today ..at speed 😀👍

Must of been fast then ?

It's only pain!

Joe Gilbert x

I saw this post yesterday and I'm fairly certain I stood beside Gary at ridiculous o'clock this morning on the long stay car park bus to Edinburgh Airport. Expresso Cycle Coaching decals on the car couldn't miss it! Small world. He had his bike boxed up off to somewhere nice no doubt!

Mark Donald, was this one on the grass?

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4 days ago

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The ultimate selfie?! My DEXA scan showing bone density and soft tissue. All part of the testing and training that I am going through ahead of the toughest World Record attempt of my life. Announced early April... ... See MoreSee Less

The ultimate selfie?! My DEXA scan showing bone density and soft tissue.  All part of the testing and training that I am going through ahead of the toughest World Record attempt of my life.  Announced early April...

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Can't wait. Respect!

Strong legs!

zier er gezond uit

Good luck with your preparations Mark. Looking forward to hearing of your upcoming challenge. All the best.

🌟Good luck

The crown is a nice touch!

Looking forward to hearing more in April! That crown saddle must really motivate you on the climbs...

I knew you are Royalty! Go Mark!

The crown! 😀 Look forward to hearing all about your new adventure soon.

Looking good I presume the whiter the areas the stronger you are?

Crown Jewels 😂

Looking good to go Mark

Big heart 🙂

Quite a wee crown you got going there Markie 😁

I wish my mid section was between the lines

Can't wait to hear the big announcement

The Edinburgh Clilnic?

The man who cycled the moon ...

Round the world on an e-bike, solar charged?

You sure its meant to look like that mark?

Coast of britain 4208 mile in less than 24days i rekon

Just nearing the end of Africa Solo and loving reading about the adventure. Can't wait to hear about the next project - go well!

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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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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.