Mark Beaumont
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At the age of 12 Mark Beaumont cycled across Scotland from Dundee to Oban, but only after his mother persuaded him that Land's End to John o' Groats was a long way!

However aged 15 he tackled the 1038 miles from John O’Groats to Lands End and completed his first solo ride which raised £3,000 for Charity.

After graduating from Glasgow University with a degree in Economics and Politics Mark decided to follow his dream and spent a year planning and training to become the fastest person to cycle round the world.

On Friday 15th February at 1530, he completed his 18,000 miles circumnavigation of the globe by bicycle and arrived back at the Arc de Triomphe 194 days and 17 hours after leaving there on 5th August 2007. The total distance cycled was 18,297 miles through 20 countries. Guinness World Records have verified all the data and confirmed Mark as the new Guinness World Record holder by a margin of 81 days.

When Mark is not on expedition he is usually busy at events or writing books, whilst also training and planning for the next project.

Mark’s public speaking takes him to many businesses and organisations, both in UK and abroad. In business and commerce, Mark is the first Corporate Ambassador for LDC (‘Lloyds TSB Development Capital’). As Patron of the Saltire Foundation, Scotland’s leading intern and fellowship program, Mark promotes the role entrepreneurs play in business. He supports this message through his school visiting programme, many of whom follow his expeditions online.

Mark continues to raise money and awareness for a number of charities and is a patron for the TUSK Trust and Orkidstudio, is an ambassador for the Scottish Wildlife Trust and is a founding trustee of the Active Earth Foundation.

Mark knows how to convey his determination and passion to audiences in his speaking, and is an excellent choice for anyone wishing to motivate and inspire their audience.

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