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Global Cycling Network is the home for many of Mark’s adventures. Major documentaries can be found on their subscription channel, GCN+. These include Around the World in 80 Days, Africa Solo and Chile, the Longest Descent. Short films can be found on the GCN Youtube Channel.

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This journey around the world is the culmination of everything I have practiced and built in the past twenty years. I believe that it’s possible to get around the world in 80 days by manpower, but this is a leap in performance and a step into the unknown.

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YouTube links to short films


Mark has published 5 books over the years that document his adventures which you can order signed copies here. The latest book 'Endurance' can only be bought through the GCN shop.

Signed and dedicated copies available in the book shop.



Your complete guide to riding any distance, from 50 miles to around the world.

Only available to purchase through Global Cycling Network.


Mark has two podcast series, Endurance which runs over the autumn and winter, and Impact which runs over the spring and summer.

Endurance podcast Series 1

Welcome to the Endurance podcast

Endurance is primarily a sports and adventure podcast.  Mark is joined on many of the episodes by friend and performance manager Laura Penhaul. These conversations were started as a research project for the book ‘Endurance’ published by Global Cycling Network – so you can find many of these conversations written up in the ‘Wise Words’ sections of the book. The Endurance podcast is focussed on meeting the sports scientists, the support staff, the researchers, the entrepreneurs – the people you will rarely have heard of – but who are the experts at supporting endurance athletes and are at the forefront of endurance sports.  Laura has been a physiotherapist at 4 Paralympic & Olympic Games, led the first female crew to row the Pacific Ocean and lead the Performance team for the ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ race. Young or old, female or male – endurance is the greater leveller in sport. We are all endurance athletes at heart – we can all go further.

The Endurance podcast is supported by NuZest and also Komoot, both brands that Mark uses in his everyday life. NuZest drinks include Good Green Vitality and Clean Lean Protein, to kick start your nutrition and you can use a 10% discount code using this link. For million of people, Komoot is an important key to the great outdoors,  For adventure athletes and cyclists, whether going around the world or just having bought their first bike, this technology allows everybody to better find, plan and live outdoor experiences.

Welcome to the Impact podcast

Impact is primarily a business and enterprise podcast. Through Mark’s career as an athlete, broadcaster, business advisor and investor he has met a huge amount of people, from all walks of life.  There are so many private conversations worth making public, putting a spotlight on people and organisations that have a pioneering spirit, and are motivated to make positive change. Having a catalogue of these conversations appeals, so we can look back in years to come and see what these ambitions have gone on to become. The Impact podcast is supported by Eos Advisory, who back early-stage innovation in science, engineering and technology, mainly in Scotland, businesses that are answering some of the worlds big questions around healthcare, renewables, food and water security and climate change.
Impact podcast Series 1

Other podcasts Mark has featured on

Testing Shimano endurance road and gravel components, link to films.


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

A huge thank you to the talk tour sponsors

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.

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