The inspiring story of one young man's record-breaking solo cycle journey around the world
On 15 February 2008, Mark Beaumont pedalled through the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. 194 days and 17 hours previously, he had begun his attempt to circumnavigate the world in record time. Mark smashed the Guinness World Record by an astonishing 81 days. He had travelled more than 18,000 miles on his own through some of the harshest conditions one man and his bicycle can endure, camping wild at night and suffering from constant ailments.
The Man Who Cycled the World is the story not just of that amazing achievement, but of the events that turned Mark Beaumont into the man he is today. From the early years of his free-spirited childhood in the Scottish countryside to present day, he has been equally determined not to settle for an average existence, but to break free and follow his dreams.
Mark Beaumont grew up in the foothills of the Scottish Highlands. When he was twelve, he cycled across Scotland, then a few years later, completed the 1,000 mile solo ride across Britain from John O'Groats to Land's End. His next long-distance ride took him the length of Italy, a journey of 1,336 miles, helping to raise £50,000 for charity. After graduating from Glasgow University, and having also qualified as a professional ski instructor, he decided against a conventional career and devoted himself full-time to raising money for his endurance adventures.
Visit his website at www.markbeaumontonline.com
What a fantastic read.
The man who cycled the world
This book is amazing , truly inspiring. Especially if you have seen the documentary , as this book is much better .
Amazing story of an amazing achievement
Mark has done a fantastic job of reciting his epic journey and has managed to take you around the world with him in this honestly written book. It has highs, lows, excitement and even suspense! Im now off to start on 'The Man Who Cycled The Americas'
Well done Mark, and good luck on the current world record attempt across the Atlantic!!