MARK’S A DOUBLE RECORD BREAKER
Ultra-endurance athlete and Bridge of Cally lad Mark Beaumont has smashed the record for circumnavigating the globe by bicycle, completing the 80-day challenge a day ahead of schedule.
Adventurer Beaumont completed the epic 18,000-mile cycling challenge on Monday, arriving back at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, where his journey first began 79 days ago on July 2.
The 34-year-old set a new Guinness World Records title for the feat of endurance, taking one third off the previous record of 123 days.
He was also awarded the Guinness World Records title for Most Miles Cycled in a Month from Paris to Perth in Australia, which was verified at 7,031 miles.
Commenting on the achievement, Mark said: “This was a fantastic milestone to achieve during the challenge of getting around the world in 80 days I hope it is used as a marker for other cyclists to go and smash in the near future.”
Cycling for 16 hours per day covering distances of up to 240 miles on just five hours sleep a night, Beaumont has travelled through 16 countries during the challenge, taking in Europe, Russia, Mongolia, China, Australia, New Zealand, the USA and Canada.
Over the course of the 80 days, he has faced numerous physical and mental challenges, including a fall on day nine which could have ended the whole expedition.
Pedalling through Australia and
Feat of endurance Mark was presented with two Official Guinness World Records by Anna Orford at the finish of his epic 18,000 mile cycle