The story of a second epic and record-breaking endurance adventure by the author of the bestselling and award-winning The Man Who Cycled the World.
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
"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