Beating the World Record
The spirit of adventure
Around the World in Eighty Days is a classic adventure novel by the French writer Jules Verne published in 1873.
In the story Phileas Fogg of London and his newly employed French valet Passepartout attempt to circumnavigate the World in 80 days on a £20,000 wager set by his friends at the Reform Club.
Now, more than 144 years later, Mark Beaumont is capturing that same spirit of adventure with the Artemis World Cycle, his Record Breaking quest to cycle around the World in 80 days.
“This journey around the World is the culmination of everything I have practiced and built in the past twenty years. I believe that it’s possible to get around the World in 80 Days by manpower, but this is a leap in performance and a step into the unknown.”