Mark Beaumont

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Mark Beaumont is a Scottish broadcaster, adventurer, author, and public speaker. He also did an open water swim from Arran to Bute in Scotland.


1995 First expedition. Cycling across Scotland from Dundee to Oban
1994-2000 The High School of Dundee
2002-2006 The University of Glasgow, MA 2/1 Economics and Politics. Saltire Scholar (Liberty Mutual, Boston)
2007/08 Guinness World Record – Fastest circumnavigation by bicycle, 18,296 miles in 194 days and 17 hours. ‘The Man who Cycled the World’ on BBC
2008 ‘The Man who Cycled the World’ shortlisted for best documentary at Scottish BAFTA’s
2009-present First corporate ambassador for LDC (Lloyds TSB Development Capital)
2009-present Patron for the Saltire Foundation
2009 ‘The Man who Cycled the World’ published by Transworld, Random House – best selling UK cycling book in 2010 and 2011
2010 Awarded Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland ‘Top Scot’
2010-present Patron for Orkidstudio
2009/10 The Americas expedition – 13,080 miles in 257 days including summits of Denali and Aconcagua. ‘The Man who Cycled the Americas’ on BBC
2011 ‘The Man who Cycled the Americas’ published by Transworld
2011 Documentary maker and crew-member of the first team to reach a certified polar position by rowing boat, the 1996 North Magnetic Pole. ‘Rowing the Arctic’ on BBC
2011-present Ambassador for the Scottish Wildlife Trust
2012 Crew-member on ‘Atlantic Odyssey’ mid-Atlantic World Record attempt. Capsized and rescued after 28 days.
2012 WildFox Events promoter (charity adventure challenges)
2012 Kukri Sports brand ambassador and Kukri Adventure Scholarship launched
2012 Doctorate of Laws degree honoris causa from The University of Dundee


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