In a recent video recorded midway through his attempt to ride around the world in 80 days, Mark Beaumont has revealed that his efforts have also led him to set a new Guinness World Record for “most miles cycled in a month.” Somewhat incongruously, he tells us that his record is 11,315km (7,031 miles) before going on to concede that, “a couple of people, maybe more, have cycled further.”
The somewhat bizarre caveat is explained by the fact that those who have ridden further have simply never had their efforts verified by Guinness World Records.
Beaumont’s Guinness World Record was set over the first month of his ride, during which he rode from Paris to Perth in Australia.
“I’m very happy to now hold the record,” he said. “And I hope it’s simply a marker for other people to go and pip and smash in the near future.”
The Scotsman reports that Beaumont is currently in the Canadian city of Ottawa on the 69th day of his journey. The final thousand miles will see him travel to Lisbon, Madrid and back to Paris.