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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

What a great sportsman - thanks Andrew Nicholson. Our circumnavigation are different in many ways - yours still had the wild man adventure about it whilst mine was purely about performance. People should appreciate this distinction. Anyone who has ridden ultra endurance will know that you are only ever racing yourself - but I have definitely been inspired to go back around the World by the last decade of Guinness World Records attempts in their various routes and times. People will continue to debate the merits of different levels of support - but as long as people are completely honest about the degree of support they are taking then in my opinion there is no wrong way to ride your bike! Just get out there and ride. It's a wonderful way to explore our world.A huge congratulations to Mark Beaumont who this week well and truely smashed my record. On the same day my wife came home with the 2018 edition of the Guiness book of records. It seems ironic that I lose the record but at the same time I finally have it in print. This brings a nice sense of closure and is the icing is on the cake (the lengthy application process meant I just missed so I missed the 2017 edition, likewise Mark will have to wait till 2019) The book goes well with my 1993 and 1994 books from skating. So with that I say a fairwell to this page and one last thanks to all those who helped make this adventure possible. Warm showers hosts and anyone else who I have not connected with on my personal fb page please friend me!! Marcela and I recently had an awesome cycle tour from Ho Chi Mhin to Bangkok through Cambodia We did a mere 100k per day with lots of coffee stops and no tantrums. Don't forget my book "road rage" is out there on amazon. I may have gone way slower than Mark but it is one great story. Thanks everyone! Now go see the world by bike. Andrew ... See MoreSee Less

What a great sportsman - thanks Andrew Nicholson.  Our circumnavigation are different in many ways - yours still had the wild man adventure about it whilst mine was purely about performance.  People should appreciate this distinction.  Anyone who has ridden ultra endurance will know that you are only ever racing yourself - but I have definitely been inspired to go back around the World by the last decade of Guinness World Records attempts in their various routes and times.  People will continue to debate the merits of different levels of support - but as long as people are completely honest about the degree of support they are taking then in my opinion there is no wrong way to ride your bike!  Just get out there and ride.  Its a wonderful way to explore our world.

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Will there be a DVD released following your journey?

Very gracious Mark. It is always good to honour those who have gone before and you do that in the best and most noble traditions of cycling. You are a true gentleman and a supreme athlete. Chapeau!

That's the great thing about cycling, you can compete against others or yourself, and achieving a "personal best" after working hard for it is always rewarding, even if there's no podium to stand on when you're done. There's nothing more inspiring than a solitary cyclist taking on whatever the terrain and nature throw at them, and making it to the finish. Andrew and Mark met the challenge, and I expect someone reading the Guinness book is going to get the idea that they could ride around the world too. We'll see if they're right.

What struck me when you were over running on Tiree with me was what An un- egotistical, gracious guy you were after all you have achieved. Very proud to have spent that time with you & totally amazed by your grit, spirit & determination. Respect! Now put your feet up! Ps for what it's worth I don't think there was enough press coverage! 😀

I learnt from you last year-it doesn’t matter how fast or how slow you go, as long as you go. It’s a mantra I carry with me! You have both achieved something the majority of us can only dream of. It’s been super to follow your adventure.

Mark well done on your record, it was awesome following your progress especially having read your book prior. Some brutal days but you made it!

Respect the both of you! Got off your arses and done it!! The time will always come down now!! “Record Breakers”👏👍🥇🥇

Apples and oranges. Both fantastic achievements in their own right

Both classy guys, well done doesn't really cover it!

Well said Mark, both fantastic achievements 👏

Well done, congratulations just saw your story in Independent newspaper Thurs 21, Sept 2017

Well said

enjoy

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4 days ago

Mark Beaumont

It's great to be home! Thanks to all for the warm welcome at Edinburgh Airport yesterday!

#80days #ArtemisWorldCycle
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Its great to be home! Thanks to all for the warm welcome at Edinburgh Airport yesterday! 
#80days #ArtemisWorldCycle

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It was well worth coming to Edinburgh to see you. A massive well done. It's been great watching updates every day.

Welcome home Mark Beaumont Look forward to catching up and meeting the #CommunityConnect winners in a couple of weeks time 👍

Very many congratulations from the Sinclair in-laws (B&B).

Well done Mark Beaumont and your team for taking me around the world in 79 days on a Bike. Followed you every day. What an achievement! 💪🏻🚵🏻💪🏻👌🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

I would love to know where you find the resilience for such a human feat - it is beyond remarkable that anyone could have the mental strength to overcome such a massive challenge. Truly amazing 💪

Absolutely incredible Mark! Been closely following the whole journey which has been really well documented on FB, love the videos. Massive congratulations to achieving the impossible to you and your team!!!

Congratulations to you AND your support teams! The planning and coordination required, not to mention last minute changes because of weather and roads, I'm equally impressed with your support crews, tbh! A true team effort!

Montvélo run tomorrow morning leaving Montrose Lidl @ 8.00. 45 Miles if you feel up for it?... 😂 congratulations, almost caught you in Madrid last weekend!

Nice on Mark, you total nutter! Was good watching the videos each day, including trying to figure out when the next would be available given the time zone jumps

congratulations Mark- although this is crazy - it inspires to go beyond what we think are our physical and mental limits...and thank you for that. what^s up next?

Welcome home , well done on all your and team,s hard work have a good rest with your family you deserve it 👍

Awesome achievement Mark.. much respect. Has been great following you every day on fb and Strava.. 🚴🚴🚴🚴

Welcome home you inspirational man you .... all the best for the training down. Enjoy that amazing family

Well done, watched every video and looked at Strava in awe, enjoy a well earned rest with your family.

This must be strange feeling after all these days you can wake up in your bed and you do not have to ride your bicycle.

What a legend - get a few days off and relax - you've earned it !

Congratulations to Mark and all the Support Team and Sponsors - You've all helped to Set New Boundaries for Cycling 🚵 , and in so doing you've put Scotland and UK Cycling on the Guinness Book of World 🌎 Records Map 🗺 Now for some Quality Recovery Time, and certainly well-deserved, Rest and Relaxation with Family & Friends - Enjoy 😊

Rest easy fella, lord knows you've earned it. Top effort. 👍🏼👍🏼

Awesome achievement.Well done.

Congrats superb herculian effort well done man

Congratulations!! What an achievement 🍾🍾

What a result! Well done family for support

Simply an awesome achievement Mark. And kudos to the team too.

Congratulations again! Missing those updates already!

Welcome home Mark fantastic achievement xx

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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.

CONTACT MARK

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.