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Short films attempts to show ‘familiar places from a different perspective’

Record-breaking long-distance cyclist Mark Beaumont has headed out on the National Cycle Network in Scotland to demonstrate how people can enjoy short ‘everyday adventures’ along the routes.

The film features some of Scotland’s most famous landmarks and attractions and makes the point that they are often only a short bike ride away.

“You don't need to cycle around the world to become an adventure cyclist,” says Beaumont. “There are so many everyday pedal-powered adventures on our doorsteps. The inspiration for making this Sustrans film was to showcase familiar places from a different perspective and also to discover new journeys by bicycle. Even in an hour or two you can explore superb routes – all you need is two wheels and an open mind."

Directed by Stefan Morocco, the film features striking views of cycling routes in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, and the Forth and Clyde and Union Canals.

Beaumont, however, will soon be travelling further afield. Having previously held the record for fastest circumnavigation of the world by bike, in 194 days and 17 hours, in July he will attempt to set a new record of just 80 days.

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