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Charity talk in Edinburgh

Cyclist Mark planning his next big ride

Mark Beaumont Ed Acad DB

Cyclist Mark Beaumont dropped strong hints about his next adventure during a talk in Edinburgh.

The record-breaker told an audience of 300 at Edinburgh Academy that he was looking towards his next long distance ride – but declined to give away details of the route.

Speaking afterwards he told Daily Business that “all will be revealed later this year”.

Mark Beaumont Ed AcadCraig MathiesonMark spoke about his Cairo to Cape Town 10,000 km cycle which saw him break the World Record for the fastest solo ride for the length of Africa by finishing in 42 days and 8 hours.

He was joined at the Academy by fellow adventurer Craig Mathieson (near right) who takes groups of teenagers on expeditions to the icecaps through the Polar Academy charity.

Hw has just returned from Greenland with a group of 10 schoolchildren from St Augustine’s, Liberton, Gracemount, Forrester and Tynecastle High.

Daily Business is a supporter of the Polar Academy.

Photo: Top – Mark Beaumont signing copies of his book after his talk (by Terry Murden)

 

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