Almost a decade after he first cycled around the world, and with his record long since broken by other riders, Mark Beaumont set himself an epic new challenge – to circumnavigate the globe in under 80 days. To cover the 18,000-mile distance would require riding for over sixteen hours a day, for over two and a half months, cycling through some of the harshest conditions one man and his bicycle can endure.
On 18th September 2017, Mark made history, returning to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris in a time of 78 days, 14 hours and 40 minutes, smashing the previous record by an astonishing 45 days.
Around the World in 80 Days is the story of Mark and his team’s incredible efforts, and an adventure that redefines the limits of human endurance. It is also an insight into the mind of an elite athlete and the physical limits of the human body, as well as a kaleidoscopic tour of the world from a very unique perspective. This is the story of an unbelievable race, and a remarkable achievement.