Round world cyclist Mark nears record
A BRIT is set to become the first person to cycle around the world in 80 days. Mark Beaumont is expected to arrive in Paris tomorrow where he began his record-breaking attempt on July 2.
The 34-year-old will smash the previous record of 123 days after an adventure that has taken him across Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and North America.
■ RIDE ON! Mark on the road in China and New Zealand, inset Averaging 240 miles a day, Beaumont is currently ahead of schedule. However, the Scot says the trip has been a serious mental and physical test. Beaumont, who has to consume 9,000 calories a...