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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. Afnug

    Afnug Everything you can imagine is real

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  2. Shut Up Legs

    Shut Up Legs Down Under Member

    My apologies if someone's already posted this, I realise it's already a month old:
    Last edited: 9 Aug 2017
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  3. Sea of vapours

    Sea of vapours Über Member

  4. Ajax Bay

    Ajax Bay Über Member

    East Devon
    I guess this is always a risk if you drive along a long, clear major road at 20mph. Better the careless/dangerous shunter ran into a following vehicle than the cyclist himself. But would have this driver hit a lone cyclist riding on the hard shoulder? Who knows? RIP Mike Hall.
  5. jay clock

    jay clock Massive member

    Hampshire UK
    I have just been reading about the whole thing and am seriously impressed. He has done it solo the hard way so he has nothing to prove, but this is very different and hope he makes it safely and on time
  6. Smeggers II

    Smeggers II Legendary Member

    He should be on the plane on his way back over to Europe as I type. Amazing achievement (so far).
  7. Sea of vapours

    Sea of vapours Über Member

    The flight's at 1410 local time - so 1810 UK time - to Newark and onwards to Lisbon. I'm sure it'll be a relief to get the last flight done, those being the bits which are out of the control of him and the team. It must have been good to arrive at the airport with quite a few hours to spare on this flight too.
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  8. ransos

    ransos Legendary Member

    He's on track to finish today.
  9. Rocky

    Rocky A Scotsman abroad

    He should finish between 5.30-5.45pm UK time. Brilliant effort.
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  10. chriswoody

    chriswoody Veteran

    Last edited: 18 Sep 2017
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  11. Supersuperleeds

    Supersuperleeds Guru

  12. Cycleops

    Cycleops Veteran

    Accra, Ghana
    Fantastic achievement. Well done Mark.
  13. OP

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah Staff Member

    Barmy in Barming
    Amazing stuff.
  14. Sea of vapours

    Sea of vapours Über Member

    That was an excellent 79 days of dot-watching and his twice, or more, daily video updates have really helped to maintain interest and understanding of how the attempt was going. A thoroughly impressive achievement and one which I suspect will stand as the record for quite a while, given the cost and logistics challenge of having such comprehensive support.
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  15. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    absolutely staggering , that's gonna take some beating :notworthy::notworthy::notworthy::notworthy:
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