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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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1 day ago

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Best of luck 🚴🏼🌎👍🏻

Forza Mark!!!

Mark Beaumont updated "their" cover photo ? I do hope you're not becoming a Royal "we," Mark. 😀

Great photgraph Mark, this one should be put in a frame, great photography.

📷 Kieran J Duncan - Filmmaker

Good luck mate amazing challenge !

Best of luck Mark - fantastic challenge.

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1 day ago

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My main mechanic, Alex Glasgow explains one of the many conundrums with cycling around the World fast! Note, I won't be compromising on sleep, as I will be only 5 hours a night, so in a slight edit since this was filmed, we need to save time each day - treating each day like it was 23 hours and 40 minutes. ... See MoreSee Less

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Catching the sun - 1°Longitude (Long.) at the Equator = 60 Nautical miles (Nm). - Mark is crossing Asia at 50° North, where 1°Long. = ~40 Nm. - Mark is riding 240 Statute (land) miles a day, which is 208 Nm. - But the route is never exactly eastbound, so approx 200Nm DUE east. - 200Nm is 5°Long. [200/40] - Now, 24hours = 1440minutes. Divided by 360° around the world, 1°= 4 minutes. - So 1°Long. is 4 minutes of forward progress through the day. - So 5°Long. is 5x4=20 minutes. - So each day lasts for 20 minutes less, so 23 hours 40 minutes.

makes sense. strange the things you have to consider when cycling the world. So if you were cycling the other way around would you get an extra 20 minutes per day sleep?

So as well as your bike having a front and rear derailleur it's also spec'd with a flux capacitor? 🤔 Nice! 👍

Doesn't this mean that you get 81 riding days of 23 hours 40 fitting in to your 80 days then?

Yep..we all knew that 😉 lol! ...so ..erm ...if Mark rode around in the other direction would he get an extra 20 minutes sleep a night?

I'm still trying to get my head around 16 hours of cycling a day for 80 days. So I will take your word for the science bit. Incredible if he pulls it off! Good luck Mark and all the team. Wow just wow!

had to watch it twice - the first time i was mesmerised by the geezer's barnet!!

Kieran Baxter, interesting factoid I reckon you'll appreciate!

Clear as mud chaps 🤔

If anyone can, Mark Beaumont can! I can't wait to buy the book he's gonna write once he's done it!

This goes to prove that "marginal gains" can drive a person mad. It reminds me of the story Dave Brailsford tells of him seriously considering breaking and resetting the broad shoulders of a cyclist to make him narrower and less wind-resistant. Brailsford said that mercifully in the end common sense prevailed.

So, this proves that time travel exists?

How very cleaver that is, thank you for shairing.

I think something is wrong here - surely Mark will gain a day when he crosses the date line to make up for losing 20mins of each day?

How can anyone cycle that far each day and survive on that sleep. Mental. Amazing if you pull it off!

Isn't it the cumulative number of days that matter not the date, I.e., how many days were cycled? In which case would going west gained 20 minutes per day?

Gordon MacKenzie

What a swizz ! After you've done it Mark you should deffo get a free day off - that International Date line is a con 😂

The concept of an International Date Line existed but wasn't formalised when Jules Verne published Around the World in Eighty Days. If the concept hadn't existed then the conceit of the novel would not have worked would it?

I thought it was going to be a video about Sun Tan Lotion , I jest of course. Very best of luck Mark and may the winds be favourable for you . I will be watching The Tour and keeping a close eye on your progress.

Good to calculate these issues. But what about the time spent at border crossings while the jobs worth slowly flicks through your passport asking where have you come from?

Elliot Morgan

I almost believed Prof. Glasgow had invented a time machine.

Hop aboard!

Seriously impressive challenge, but every faith that you can do it Mark!

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4 days ago

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Photo by Kieran J Duncan - Filmmaker

Go Beau Go !!

On yersel big yin.

Looking very smart Mark

Good luck Mark Beaumont from all they guy's. Hope everything goes 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.