Sunday, 24 May 2015

Mark Beaumont smashes another record...

It's been a few years now since I first heard of Mark Beaumont. It was 2007, and he was attempting to break the World Record for cycling solo around the world. As a former pupil of the High School of Dundee, his journey was being shadowed and blogged by his former geography teacher Val Vannet, and when she was unable to do a few weeks while on holiday I took over and tracked Mark through SE Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Mark ended up smashing the world record. I created a powerful assembly piece to fund raise, and put some of the pictures from the trip to the Rush track 'Ghost Rider'...

Since then Mark has had a lot of amazing adventures, and has travelled the world. He cycled from N to S through the Americas: climbing Denali and Aconcagua as well...

His most recent challenge was a solo cycle from Cairo to Cape Town: 10 000km through Africa - although as I pointed out, it was downhill most of the way as he was heading south...
Earlier this week, Mark completed the journey, and once again smashed the record: taking 42 days when the previous record was 59...
Expect a book and search through the tweets and website for more details on this trip. It's an interesting way in to finding out about the diversity of landscape in Africa.




Posted by Mark Beaumont on Thursday, 21 May 2015

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