The Man Who Cycled the Americas

The Man Who Cycled the Americas

31,000 miles. 22,840 feet high. 34 countries. 15 months. 2 amazing journeys.
In 2008, Mark Beaumont smashed the world record for cycling around the world, by an astonishing 81 days. His race against the clock took him through the toughest terrain and the most demanding of conditions. In 2009, Mark set out on his second ultra-endurance challenge. And this one would involve some very big mountains.
The Man Who Cycled the Americas tells the story of a 15,000 mile expedition that once again broke the barriers of human achievement. To pedal the longest mountain range on the planet, solo and unsupported, presented its own unique difficulties. But no man had ever previously summited the continents' two highest peaks, Mt McKinley in Alaska and Aconcagua in Argentina, in the same climbing season, let alone cycling between them. Oh, and Mark had never even been up Ben Nevis before.
Full of his trademark charm, warmth and fascination with seeing the world at the pace of a bicycle, Mark Beaumont's second book is a testament to his love of adventure, his joy of taking on tough mental and physical feats, and offers a thrilling trip through the diverse cultures of the Americas.

Title:The Man Who Cycled the Americas
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  • Paul

    Mark Beaumont doesn’t like to do anything by halves, in 2008 he obliterated the world record for cycling around the world by an astonishing 81 days. This challenge of cycling from Anchorage in Alask...

  • Ron S

    After riding from Land's End to John O Groats at the age of 12 and then around in the world in record breaking time, Beaumont tries a more relaxed, collaborative but no less challenging journey to rid...

  • Kelvin

    Oh I have learnt so much and been so inspired by Mark Beaumont's 'The Man Who Cycled The World' and his latest book 'The Man Who Cycled The Americas'. They are both funny, gruelling and fantastic read...

  • Peter Beck

    Ah, yes. Another crazy Brit. Is it in their DNA? Water? A proud heritage of exploration? If "Walking the Americas" oversold the Levinson Wood's journey but provides a great warm-up book, then "The Man...

  • Michael Butler

    Mark's books are an essential companion to his video diaries of his adventures. Well written and compulsive reading....

  • D'Alice

    I first started following Mark on his journey, reading his daily tweets as he made his way through the Americas. (I had heard about it from my brother who was cycling South America at the time and had...

  • Tom

    Highly recommended, something to lose yourself in, maybe over Christmas.I found it an engaging and inspiring read, because while he describes them, he doesn't dwell on the setbacks or frustrations. It...

  • Emma

    I have mixed thoughts about this. I found the focus on stories of people and communities he met on his journey to be a bit boring and not what I was looking for in this book. It is the standard method...

  • Andrew Gills

    This book has moments of brilliance. It's not the best adventuring story I've ever read but it was still a solid read. I guess it's flow reflects the reality of long-distance adventuring, which has mo...

  • Paula Fraser

    Not having read Mark Beaumonts previous book I cannot comment on how it compares, all I can say is I really enjoyed this one and was sorry when he came to the end of his journey. The story proved to b...