The man who cycled the world

Mark Beaumont

Mark Beaumont (@mrmarkbeaumont) is a British long-distance cyclist, broadcaster and author. He holds the record for cycling round the world, completing his 18,000-mile (29,000 km) route on 18 September 2017, having taken less than 79 days.

Beaumont’s documentaries, events and books about ultra-endurance and adventure have taken audiences to over 100 countries. Outside of sport and broadcasting, Mark is a business ambassador and speaker, as well as working with a number of charities and educational organisations.

In this conversation we deep dive into some of Mark’s many adventures, his captivating tales of where life can lead if you have enough determination; a story of mental and physical endurance, suffering for your passion, pushing mental boundaries as well as a fascinating insight into the world we live in. I hope you enjoy.


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1:30 World records and major physical feats

2:57 Childhood and background

6:15 Mark’s 2008 world record for his 18000-mile circumnavigation of the globe

14:57 Risk

22:27 Emotional leadership

28:08 Suffering

35:35 Timeline of a long-distance race

41:28 Technical considerations

44:24 Beyond road racing

46:50 Nutrition and sleep

51:45 The pressure of expectation

58:20 After the race

1:01:32 Mark’s advisory work

What he helps organizations with:

1:04:53 Rowing adventures

1:08:38 Climate change

1:10:23 Mark’s community and charity work