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.

Speaking Engagements

Let’s hear from Mark

Mark speaking with event agency NMP Live, sharing the secrets of his world-record-breaking career, as part of their exclusive interview series. Mark is a hugely experienced keynote and after-dinner speaker, as well as running leadership development workshops with a wide range of businesses and organisations.

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15 hours ago

Mark Beaumont

I will be riding next years London To Monaco , as organised by the Blue Marine Foundation, to help raise awareness for our ocean.

Get involved in what is sure to be a fantastic event.

www.london-monaco.cc/* L2M2020 EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT*

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@mrmarkbeaumont by invitation of @flexjetllc will be riding with us for L2M2020.

Mark is an ultra endurance athlete who has pushed the boundaries of this brutal sport and now holds the world record for cycling round the world, a 18,000 mile route in 78 days.

Mark has now set himself a new challenge, to protect our ocean; “I’ve had the opportunity over my career to see a lot of what’s happening in terms of changes to the world’s oceans. So seeing the change first hand and meeting the people @bluemarinefoundation working so hard to protect what we have, I think this ride is already creating a wonderful legacy and I look forward to seeing you on the road.”

So what are you waiting for? Join Mark and BLUE for the fifth year of L2M and play your part in saving and protecting our ocean for years to come:

www.london-monaco.cc
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I will be riding next years London To Monaco , as organised by the Blue Marine Foundation, to help raise awareness for our ocean. 
Get involved in what is sure to be a fantastic event. 
https://www.london-monaco.cc/

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This is an opportunity to ride with a World Record Holder (Around the World, Cairo to Cape Town etc). I wish to join this ride

Wow, sounds like a nice ride Mark. Would take it on but I've got a little ride in Africa with someone you know quite well.......😁

Looks like a great event!

Was waiting for next advantage, Just finished your latest book, really enjoyed it. It motivated me to back into advantage cycling again.

That looks an epic ride

Good for you .

Sarah Hill

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2 days ago

Mark Beaumont

‪Unpack and repack - that’s the Patagonia leg of our 🇨🇱 adventure over - now heading north into the Atacama with Global Cycling Network - may be out of contact for a while... ‬ ... See MoreSee Less

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safe travels.. looks like an awesome adventure..

Enjoy the highs in the Atacama Desert - cycling as high as Mont Blanc! www.strava.com/activities/962034247

Awesome challenge 💪💪

Awesome challenge 💪💪

Awesome challenge 💪💪

Both amazing regions. Atacama (to me) felt a lot more desolate than Patagonia and just as beautiful. Hope your lungs are adjusted for the altitude and watch out for those Pink Flamingoes bombing you from on high!

Love a Parero. Dom Webb

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4 days ago

Mark Beaumont

First full day in Patagonia - riding from Chile into Argentina. Catching up with an old climbing buddy Pablo who showed us some insane single track which I never would have attempted before on a fully laden gravel bike!

Global Cycling Network Altura Technical Bikewear Haglöfs Vango Shimano-Road
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Enjoy! 🚴‍♂️🚴‍♂️

Looks amazing

Absolutely stunning part of the world. Enjoy breathing the crystal clear air and being able to see vast distances without pollution! 👍😎

Hope there’s a book at the end of this adventure 😃

A phenomenal place to ride. The road over the top, through the unmanned border and down into Chile is epic.

Oh great, loved hearing about your future plans when you came to Medway Kent College. All the best and safe home for Christmas x With Matty Matt x

Good luck, enjoy and be safe mate

Stunning pics 😍 Enjoy yourselfs and stay safe out there guys 👍

Looks awesome, have a great time, well jel.

Where abouts are you Mark? My wife and I are heading to Balmaceda at the end of December to then ride North wards to Santiago.

Looks amazing !!

Awesome- looks amazing

Not this the trip that Simon wanted to do?

Daniel Hull

What bike is this?

What’s the bike Mark Beaumont?

Dion

Patrick Norris thought you may be interested in following this

Yeah, quite jealous.

The dirty Sanchez

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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

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.