LDC Ambassador gears up for new world record attempt

Record-breaking long distance cyclist, documentary maker, author and LDC ambassador: there’s very little Mark Beaumont hasn’t done but, he’s somehow managed to find another feat of ultra-endurance to match his extraordinary ambition. 

On 1st July, Mark will attempt to cycle around the world in 80 days. Or less. 

We’re proud to be the lead sponsor on Mark’s latest endeavour. For nearly a decade now we’ve worked with and supported Mark on numerous adventures and record breaking achievements. In many ways, he embodies what we stand for as a business. Our long-standing partnership is based on a mutual desire to deliver truly great results on a global scale.

 Mark will continue his training by completing a 3,500 mile, 15-day cycle around the British coastline, starting today. This is also key to testing his support team’s processes and protocols before embarking on their international attempt. 

“This isn’t just about my ambition, it’s the ambition of the whole team,” Mark told us recently. 


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