I have been following the incredible efforts of British cyclist Mark Beaumont has smashed the record for cycling around the globe by reaching the finish line one day ahead of schedule.The cyclist set off from France in July on a mission to bike around the world in 80 days and he arrived back in Paris on Monday evening on day 79 of the journey.
Even better Mark is a Scot has set a new Guinness World Records title, knocking 44 days off the current record of 123 days. He was on his bike for more than 16 hours a day and only slept for five hours each night.
Inspired by Jules Verne’s classic adventure novel Around The World In Eighty Days, he began his journey in Paris on 2 July and cycled through Europe, Russia, Mongolia and China. He then cycled across Australia, up through New Zealand and across North America before the final “sprint finish” thorough Portugal, Spain and France.
During the trip, Mark was also awarded the Guinness World Records title for the most miles cycled in a month, from Paris to Perth in Australia, verified at 7,031 miles (11,315km). In order to complete the epic 18,000-mile challenge, Mark needed to cycle on average 240 miles a day.Mark began long-distance cycling at the age of 12 when he rode 145 miles across Scotland. He was supported by a team including a mechanic, nutritionist, physiotherapist and manager.The adventurer is raising funds for Orkidstudio, which works to benefit communities worldwide through innovative architecture and construction. Well worth supporting his charity. Now there is a candidate for Sportsperson of the year and what a team he had supporting him. http://www.artemisworldcycle.com/