Record-breaking long-distance cyclist Mark Beaumont is off on his travels again – but this time he’s driving rather than using his bike, as he undertakes a 38-date tour of the UK to recount his experiences.
Meanwhile, next week, BBC One begins airing the documentary of the 27-year-old Scot’s latest epic ride along the Rockies and Andes mountain ranges.
Called The Man Who Cycled The Americas, the first episode airs on Tuesday 23 March at 10.35pm (check local schedules for Wales and Northern Ireland screening times, which will differ), and a preview clip is available on the cyclist’s BBC blog, which will also show exclusive footage after each episode airs.
During his journey, Beaumont cycled more than 13,000 miles from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego, and also climbed the highest peaks in North and South America, Mount McKinley and Aconcagua.
Beaumont’s tour of Britain’s theatres with his show The Man Who Cycled The World covers his earlier long-distance ride, which saw him shatter the world record for the fastest circumnavigation of the globe by bicycle.
The tour got under way last night in Durham, and continues this evening in Chesterfield, and his itinerary will see him travel the length and breadth of the country with the final show in Weston-Super-Mare on 19 May, with full details of the itinerary appearing on his website.
Simon has been news editor at road.cc since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.