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The Man Who Cycled the Americas by Mark Beaumont
  

The Man Who Cycled the Americas

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Full of his trademark charm, warmth and fascination with seeing the world at the pace of a bicycle, Mark Beaumont's second book (his first was bicycling around the world faster than anyone had ever done it before) is a testament to his love of adventure, his joy of taking on tough mental and physical feats, and offers a thrilling trip through the diverse cultures of the Americas. The Man Who Cycled the Americas tells the story of a 15,000 mile ultra-endurance expedition that once again broke the barriers of human achievement.

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Synopsis

The Man Who Cycled the Americas by Mark Beaumont

31,000 miles. 22,840 feet high. 34 countries. 15 months. 2 amazing journeys. In 2008, Mark Beaumont smashed the world record for cycling around the world, by an astonishing 81 days. His race against the clock took him through the toughest terrain and the most demanding of conditions. In 2009, Mark set out on his second ultra-endurance challenge. And this one would involve some very big mountains. To pedal the longest mountain range on the planet, solo and unsupported, presented its own unique difficulties. But no man had ever previously summited the continents' two highest peaks, Mt McKinley in Alaska and Aconcagua in Argentina, in the same climbing season, let alone cycling between them. Oh, and Mark had never even been up Ben Nevis before.

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Interesting, engaging and truly knackering just reading about it London Cyclist One of the highlights of Beaumont's writing is the way he captures the subtle nuances of life... a brilliant read that really captured my imagination -- Mary Bor curiousbookfans.co.uk


About the Author

Mark Beaumont grew up in the foothills of the Scottish Highlands. When he was twelve, he cycled across Scotland, then a few years later completed the 1,000 mile solo ride across Britain from John O'Groats to Land's End. His next long-distance ride took him the length of Italy, a journey of 1,336 miles, helping to raise GBP50,000 for charity. After graduating from Glasgow University, he decided against a conventional career and devoted himself full-time to his endurance adventures. In 2008, Mark completed his Guinness World Record-breaking cycle around the world, having travelled 18,297 miles in just 194 days and 17 hours. He has self-filmed and presented two documentaries for the BBC, The Man Who Cycled the World and The Man Who Cycled the Americas, and will embark on his next adventure in the summer of 2011. Visit his website at www.markbeaumontonline.com.

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Publication date

12th May 2011

Author

Mark Beaumont

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Publisher

Bantam Press an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
352 pages

Categories

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Autobiography: sport
Cycling
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ISBN

9780593066980

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