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The Man Who Cycled The World

The Man Who Cycled The World (Paperback)

By Beaumont, Mark

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On 15 February 2008, Mark Beaumont pedalled through the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. 194 days and 17 hours previously, he had set off from Paris in an attempt to circumnavigate the world in record time. Mark smashed the Guinness World Record by an astonishing 81 days. He had travell...ed more than 18,000 miles on his own through some of the harshest conditions one man and his bicycle can endure, camping wild at night and suffering from constant ailments. The Man Who Cycled the World is the story not just of that amazing achievement, but of the events that turned Mark Beaumont into the man he is today. From the early years of his free-spirited childhood in the Scottish countryside, he had been determined to break records, cycling across Scotland and then from John O'Groats to Land's End by the age of fifteen, raising thousands of pounds for charity. After leaving university, he had been equally determined not to settle for an average existence, but to break free and see the world from a saddle, to follow his dreams. This is the tale not just of one of the last great circumnavigation world records, and of the incredible endurance it took to accomplish it, but an insight into many of the world's cultures from a unique perspective. From Paris to Istanbul, through Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, India and south-east Asia to Singapore, then across Australia, New Zealand and the United States before the final legs in Europe, all at hundred miles a day, this is the story of a quite remarkable adventure, by a quite remarkable man.
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ISBN 9780552158442
Released NZ 1 Jun 2010
Publisher Transworld Publishers
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780552158442
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Transworld Publishers
Imprint Corgi Books
Released 1 Jun 2010
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Beaumont, Mark
Category Award Winning
Biography & Autobiography: Sport
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Award Winning Adult's Titles
Number of Pages 576
Dimensions Width: 127mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 37mm
Dewey Code 796.6092
Weight 423g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Voyages around the world, Travel, Bicycle touring, Beaumont, Mark - Travel, Beaumont, Mark
NBS Text Autobiography: Sport
ONIX Text General/trade