RECORD BREAKING JOURNEY
Scottish cyclist Mark Beaumont has set a new Guinness World Records title for the fastest circumnavigation of the globe. He completed the 18,000-mile, around-the-world challenge in 79 days, one day ahead of the 80-day planned time, smashing the previous record of 123 days. Cycling for 16 hours per day (240 miles) on just five hours sleep per night, Beaumont travelled through 16 countries, starting and finishing in Paris. As part of the challenge, Mark was also awarded the Guinness World Records title for Most Miles Cycled in a Month, for the Paris to Perth in Australia leg of the route, which was verified at 7,031 miles.