This time it's personal!
At the age of 12 Mark cycled across Scotland and by the time he was 15 he had pedalled his way from John O’Groats to Land’s End.
His first major expedition was a decade ago and it was the same circumnavigation World Record. Back then Mark cycled unsupported and took 82 days off the previous best time, in a journey that was captured for the BBC and in the book ‘The Man who Cycled the World.’
Since then the cyclist, adventurer and broadcaster has continued to make history, including:
- 2010 cycled & climbed the Americas from Alaska, to Tierra del Fuego for a BBC Television series.
- 2011 joined a six-man team to row the Arctic to the 1996 location of the North Magnetic Pole for BBC One.
- 2012 part of a team attempting to break the mid Atlantic rowing World Record and survived capsize
- 2013 lead the BBC coverage ahead of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games
- 2015 Set new World Record for fastest sole ride for the length of Africa in 42 days and 8 hours
Now married and a father to two young children, Marks latest adventure will push him further physically and mentally than ever before – and re-define the limits of what is humanly possible.
"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.”