Mark Beaumont

Mark Beaumont
Mark was born on New Year’s Day 1983, and brought up on an organic farm in the Scottish Highlands. Home schooled until high school age, he formed an early and strong affinity with the outdoors. At age twelve he cycled across Scotland – from Dundee to Oban – raising thousands of pounds for charity; and he followed this – at age fifteen – with the 1038 miles between John O’ Groats and Lands End.  Mark studied Economics and Politics at Glasgow University before beginning preparations for his round the world cycle.

Books by Mark Beaumont

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The Man Who Cycled the Americas

The story of a 15,000 mile expedition that once again broke the barriers of human achievement. To pedal the longest mountain range on the planet, solo and unsupported, presented its own unique difficulties. But no man had ever previously climbed the continents’ two highest peaks, Mt McKinley in Alaska and Aconcagua in Argentina, in the same season, let alone cycling between them.  Full of his trademark charm, warmth and fascination with seeing the world at the pace of a bicycle.

World Rights: Transworld
Publication Date: June 2009

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The Man Who Cycled the World

On 15 February 2008, Mark Beaumont pedalled through the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. 194 days and 17 hours previously, he had begun his attempt to circumnavigate the world in record time. Mark smashed the Guinness World Record by an astonishing 81 days. He had travelled more than 18,000 miles on his own through some of the harshest conditions one man and his bicycle can endure, camping wild at night and suffering from constant ailments. “The Man Who Cycled the World” is the story not just of that amazing achievement, but of the events that turned Mark Beaumont into the man he is today. From the early years of his free-spirited childhood in the Scottish countryside to present day, he has been equally determined not to settle for an average existence, but to break free and follow his dreams.

World Rights: Transworld

The Hard Way Round

This the story of the first competitive attempt at one of the last great circumnavigation World Records – the first time a man has cycled over 18,000 miles in under 200 days around the world. It is a tale of incredible endurance, and a fascinating insight into many of the world’s countries and cultures.  This is a story of ambition; of mental and physical endurance; a true story of ‘punter to pro’; as well as a unique insight into the world we share. It will go beyond Mark’s hugely popular BBC documentary ‘The Man Who Cycled the World’.

World Rights: Transworld
Publication Date: June 2009

Mark Beaumont is represented at Jenny Brown Associates by Stan –stan@jennybrownassociates.co.uk