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Mark Beaumont - Around The World In 80 Days

Discussion in 'Time Trial, Long Distance and Endurance' started by ianrauk, 3 Apr 2017.

  1. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah Staff Member

    Barmy in Barming
    Is at it again.

    Planning to cycle round the world in 80 days.

    Guardian Link

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  2. Crackle

    Crackle Pah

    I was just reading that: Guiness have changed the rules to include travel time and this time he's doing it supported.

    On a side note; does anyone know why Mike Hall's record was never ratified?
  3. Milkfloat

    Milkfloat Veteran

    Blimey - he is going to be replying on a lot of border guards to make passage simple. All it would take is one days delay at any of the borders and his attempt is over. Good luck to him, but I wonder what Julian Sayarer will have to say this time.
  4. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    Mark Beaumont.......That man does like a challenge :bicycle:
  5. It looks like he will be using his Koga Solicio Di2 again. The same bike he used on the Africa Challenge. I see he is going through Invercargill, the home of Burt Munro of Worlds fastest Indian fame.

    Thats another jersey and book I will have to buy. Im glad he is using the same bike, because I like mine.
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  6. Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Guru

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  7. currystomper

    currystomper Senior Member

    Does anyone know the schedule for the prequel ride around Britain as it would be great to give him a cheer

    Ask and then you will find it!!! I think I've found the site http://www.artemisworldcycle.com
    Last edited: 3 Apr 2017
  8. srw

    srw It's a bit more complicated than that...

    That's an impressive website. A model in how to get publicity.
  9. Funny you should say that. MB has done some impressive things but that phrase pretty much sums him up.
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  10. Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Guru

    I wonder how long you could do the journey and enjoy it, take in the sites and views, meet people etc.

    If he's doing 75 days cycling plus 15 in airports etc...add another 50 and maybe another 75 for cycling at a more reasonable rate...215 days?
  11. Reiver

    Reiver Legendary Member

    where did he start from for his round britain ? see he is down to folkstone now, I will be a while before he heads down northumberland but I might go and wish him well. Is there a route map of his route ?
  12. Supersuperleeds

    Supersuperleeds Guru


    Ignore that, I thought the days would link to a more detailed plan, they don't.
  13. Beebo

    Beebo Firm and Fruity

    He was on BBC Newsround today when my kids were watching, so he is getting maximum publicity from as many sources as possible.
  14. He set off from London and is going anti clockwise.
  15. themosquitoking

    themosquitoking Veteran

    Every time i click onto this thread i keep hoping it'll be about the ex-NME journalist.