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.

A huge thank you to the talk tour sponsors

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1 week ago

Mark Beaumont

Started the day with the amazing Jenny Graham to celebrate her new Guinness World Records - the fast circumnavigation by bicycle (female) in 124 days & 11 hours. Did I mention this 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 theme to pedalling the planet fast!! Well done Jenny - who you can catch speaking at Edinburgh Festival of Cycling this Thursday edfoc.org.uk/events/around-the-world-with-jenny-graham/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Great achievement.Scotland should be proud of it, s cycling ambassador,s. It, s proves time and time again, with good preparation and determination - the impossible becomes possible. Brilliant.

Inspirational - massive congratulations 💪

Congratulations massive achievement Jenny couldn't of come at a better time 🥰🥰

Awesome work Jenny. Congratulations

Congrats amazing

Congratulations Jenny

Great effort well done.

Brilliant well done

Amazing achievement well done Jenny

Congratulations on the Guinness record... what an outstanding & amazing achievement x

Well done Jenny Graham awesome achievement

So cool! I followed her nearly as closely as I usually follow you. Very inspiring!!

Simply awe-inspiring achievement. Unsupported. Amazing! Incredible!

Brilliant achievement by two WR 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 cycling greats 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

Well done Jenny!

Way to go 👍👍👍👍👍👍 congratulations

Superb achievement

Did you mention you did it quicker?

Brilliant!! Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 rules the 🚴‍♀️ circumnavigation waves ...

well done jenny.

All the best people are 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

Heath

Is there a book? on holiday and can’t get there

What a woman to a achieve that !

And an unsupported world record at that!

2 weeks ago

Mark Beaumont

Two weeks in, and I have been enjoyed following the adventures of a friend of mine aboard Stødig - taking an old converted lifeboat from Newhaven, past the white cliffs and onto the canals of Holland and Germany - they are en route to explore the west coast of Norway - worth a follow on Facebook or Instagram arctic-lifeboat.com ... See MoreSee Less

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Thanks for sharing, I have liked their page and will follow with interest

Hope they’ve got sea sickness tablets. Lifeboats are not a great ride

Thanks Mark!

Melissa Simard mon héro qui partage encore des choses trop sick. van life year 2100

3 weeks ago

Mark Beaumont

A worthy mention for the fantastic work by YPI Scotland - I've supported their programs over the years and its brilliant to see the impact.

Young people get to use that fire in their belly to make a difference in the communities they live #generationchange. It is more important than ever that young people raise their voices, engage in the causes they believe in and be ambitious for the future

Their annual national event is happening at Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre - Horsecross on June 19th ypiscotland.org.uk
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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

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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.