Renowned adventurer and World Record breaking long-distance cyclist, Mark Beaumont, will return to ride with the Walking With The Wounded Trois Etapes team for the second time in as many years.
Mark is best known for his record for cycling around the world, traveling 18,297 miles (29,446 km) in 194 days and 17 hours. Mark has also appeared in a number of BBC documentaries which have seen him undertake a series of physically and mentally gruelling challenges, including cycling from Alaska to southern Argentina and rowing from Resolute Bay, Canada, to the North Pole!
“I’m looking forward to sharing in the preparation and training over the coming months and can’t wait to be out in the Alps. It’s a big challenge that lies ahead and the fact that we’ll be racing against other teams makes it different to some of the endurance riding I’ve done before – I can’t wait.”
– Mark Beaumont, Team Member
Mark’s experience was beneficial to the Walking With The Wounded team at last year’s Trois Etapes and his guidance and advice was certainly useful when the team was facing the more gruelling sections of the race. Fergus Williams, Walking With The Wounded’s Operations Director, was in the Alps for last year’s race and was part of our team’s support crew and he commented:
“Mark’s experience in challenging cycling expeditions – challenging expeditions of all types, for that matter – was something that the other guys in the team drew on last year. They were all tough and resilient guys who have overcome adversity of their own, but Mark’s experience and knowledge was really important. Also, he was a really nice guy away from the bikes, so we’re delighted to have him back on board again. “
You can read more about Mark, his fascinating career and his up-coming projects by visiting his website and e-journal. To follow his progress as part of the Walking With The Wounded Trois Etapes Cycle Team keep returning to this website for news, interviews, voice blogs and much more.
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