Mark Beaumont Begins Cycling Adventure


Mark Beaumont, the “Round The World Cyclist” who I wrote about last week, has set off on his next adventure, a long distance cycling expedition that will begin in Alaska and end when he reaches Tierra del Fuego sometime next February.

According to Mark’s Twitter feed, he has set off from Edinburgh on a 20 hour flight to Anchorage, but not before he ran into some issues. It seems his flight was cancelled, and he ended up having to reroute from London to Seattle, but he is now on his way to the start of his ride.

In the months ahead, Mark will not only be covering more than 15,000 miles along the Trans-American Highway, but he’ll also stop long enough to climb both Denali and Aconcagua, the tallest mountains on both North and South America. His entire adventure is being filmed by the BBC for an upcoming television show and you can read about his progress in the Cycling The Americas Blog as well.

I’m sure it’ll be a few days before we hear anything about his start, and he may be headed directly to Denali before he even hops on the bike, but I expect that he’ll be more than looking forward to hitting the open road soon. Should be a fun ride to follow.

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