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Round the world cyclist Mark Beaumont in Morecambe
Mark Beaumont
Mark cycled from John O'Groats to Land's End at the age of 15

World record breaker Mark Beaumont is heading to the Platform in Morecambe to share the story of his epic 18,000 mile journey.

In 2008 Mark broke the world record for cycling solo around the world, covering 100 miles per day for over half a year.

The following year he set out on his second ultra-endurance solo challenge, to cycle from Anchorage, Alaska to Ushuaia in Southern Argentina.

Mark hopes to give the audience an insight into his fantastic journeys.

Mugged in Louisiana

Mark Beaumont
In 2008 Mark broke the world record for cycling solo around the world

On the 15,000 mile American expedition, Mark not only cycled down the longest mountain range on the planet but also climbed the continent's two highest peaks, Mount McKinley in Alaska and Aconcagua in Argentina, making his second self-filmed documentary for BBC One - Cycling The Americas.

During his travels, Mark faced hostile encounters on the border lands of the Helmand Province, monsoon rains in South East Asia and an unrelenting headwind for 3,500 miles across the desolate Australian outback.

Despite being mugged in Louisiana, locked up by police in Pakistan and nearly washed away by rains in Thailand, as well as being knocked off his bike three times, Mark says he never felt like giving up.

Mark's had a thirst for adventure from an early age, he cycled from John O'Groats to Land's End when he was 15.

Mark will be presenting his show at The Platform in Morecambe on Saturday 20 March 2010. Tickets cost £13 from the box office on 01524 582803 or from Lancaster and Morecambe Visitor Information Centres.

See also: Mark Beaumont Cycling the Americas Blog.




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