GCN Rides With Mark Beaumont - Around The World In 80 Days

Published on July 7th 2017

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Simon took the opportunity to ride with Mark Beaumont on the first day of his record attempt to ride around the world ๐ŸŒ in 80 days! An average of 240miles a day Subscribe to GCN: http://gcn.eu/SubscribeToGCN Get exclusive GCN gear in the GCN shop! http://gcn.eu/gO What do you think of the record attempt? Let us know in the comments below๐Ÿ‘‡ and don't forget to leave your messages of luck for Mark in the comments too! The current record is 123 days, and Mark aims to take 43 days from the record, that is almost 35% off of the record! There is a support crew that follows Mark for the complete journey, including a mechanic and nutritionist to ensure that Mark is taken care of. Mark will usually have 3 short breaks per day where he can have a quick refuel and get back on the bike again, to continue riding 16hours per day. Yep, 16hrs! Simon logged 211km before a quick stop for lunch, probably the farthest he's done before lunch! After 320km, you can really see that the duration is setting in on Simon, I don't blame him. It's a long time in the saddle, and psychologically it's a huge thing. Chapeau Simon. Mark has to do this 79 days more... Incredible. If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link ๐Ÿ‘ http://gcn.eu/gN Watch more on GCN... Tour de France 2017 ๐Ÿ“น http://gcn.eu/TDF2017Playlist Bikepacking Essentials With Sean Conway | What To Take Bikepacking ๐Ÿ“น http://gcn.eu/bT Music: Cityscape - Arthur Pochon Connected World - J. Sonar Heaven Can Wait - Einar Erlander Photos: ยฉ Bettiniphoto / http://www.bettiniphoto.net/ & ยฉTim De Waele / http://www.tdwsport.com