On February 15th 2008 Mark Beaumont arrived at the Arc de Triomphe, Paris after spending 194 days and 17 hours cycling solo around the world. In February 2010, he will reach Ushuaia in Southern Argentina, after cycling 15 000 miles and climbing the two highest peaks on the American continent. After a few weeks rest, he will be embark on yet another journey, taking on his first ever UK Tour with his “audience with…” style lecture show, presented by adventure-based speakers specialists, Speakers from the Edge.

Mark Beaumont is a remarkable man with a penchant for ultra endurance expeditions. His first epic journey, which would see him break one of the last great circumnavigation World Records, took him over 18,000 miles, across four continents and through 20 countries, cycling at a speed of 100 miles a day for over half a year. Earlier this year, Mark set out on his second ultra-endurance solo challenge; to cycle the length of the American Cordillera. On this 15 000 mile expedition, Mark will not only be cycling down the longest mountain range on the planet, but will also be climbing the continents two highest peaks, Mt McKinley in Alaska and Aconcagua in Argentina, making his second self-filmed documentary for BBC1 – Cycling the Americas.

“Truly inspiring, the sort of thing that makes you want to get off the couch, out of the
house and on the road.”

In The Man who Cycled the World Mark gives the audience an insight into his two epic journeys, where he faced hostile encounters on the border lands of the Helmand Province, monsoon rains in South East Asia and his frist encounter with a grizzly bear in Canada. Despite being mugged in Louisiana, locked up by police in Pakistan, and nearly washed away by torrential rains in Thailand, Mark says he never felt like giving up. “There were long stretches where I didn’t speak to anyone and had no contact. I took a lot of strength from the fact that a lot of people were watching a little dot on a GPS map and knew where I was.”

With a thirst for adventure from an early age (Mark cycled from John O’Groats to Lands End aged just 15), Mark’s story is a captivating tale of where life can take you if you are determined. A story of mental and physical endurance as well as a fascinating insight into the world we live in.

“A true man of the world”

The Man who Cycled the World, is touring UK theatres during spring 2010.

Tickets and information

Date City/Town Venue
Tues 16th DURHAM Gala Theatre
Wed 17th CHESTERFIELD The Winding Wheel
Thur 18th BOLTON Albert Halls
Fri 19th HALIFAX Victoria Theatre
Sat 20th MORECAMBE The Platform
Sun 21st HAYES Beck Theatre
Tues 23rd TUNBRIDGE WELLS Assembly Halls
Wed 24th SOUTHSEA The King’s Theatre
Thur 25th TAMWORTH Assembly Rooms
Sat 27th KINGS LYNN The Corn Exchange
Sun 28th LOWESTOFT Marina Theatre
Tues 30th BARNSTAPLE Queen’s Theatre
Wed 31st EASTBOURNE Congress Hall
Tues 20th BUXTON Buxton Opera House
Wed 21st BARROW Forum 28
Thur 22nd MALVERN Malvern Theatres
Fri 23rd BRECON Theatr Brycheiniog
Sat 24th CARDIGAN Theatr Mwldan
Sun 25th LOUGHBOROUGH Town Hall
Tues 27th MIDDLESBROUGH Middlesbrough Theatre
Wed 28th WAKEFIELD Theatre Royal
Fri 30th STIRLING Albert Halls
Sat 1st ABERDEEN The Lemon Tree
Sun 2nd INVERNESS Eden Court
Tues 4th SOUTH SHIELDS The Customs House
Wed 5th LEAMINGTON SPA Royal Spa Centre
Thu 6th EPSOM Epsom Playhouse
Fri 7th TELFORD The Place
Sat 8th FELIXSTOWE Spa Pavilion
Sun 9th CAMBERLEY Camberley Theatre
Tues 11th SKEGNESS Embassay Theatre
Wed 12th BURNLEY Burnley Mechanics Theatre
Thur 13th RHYL Pavilion Theatre
Fri 14th DERBY Assembly Rooms
Sat 15th STAFFORD The Gatehouse Theatre
Sun 16th RADLETT The Radlett Centre
Tues 18th HIGH WYCOMBE Wycombe Swan
Wed 19th WESTON SUPER MARE The Playhouse