Record-breaker’s epic trek

Mark Beaumont at Buxton Opera House on March 16, 2016.

Mark Beaumont at Buxton Opera House on March 16, 2016.

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Record-breaking endurance cyclist Mark Beaumont will be at Buxton Opera House next month talking about his long-distance trek across the African continent.

Setting off from Cairo in April last year, it took Beaumont 42 days to reach Cape Town beating the previous record set by Keegan Longueira by 59 days and eight hours.

His journey took him across deserts, mountains and the vast Savannah, but it was the people along the way that inspired him the most.

Beaumont is an accomplished speaker and has written two best-selling books about his adventures.

His best known achievement as a cyclist is circumnavigating the globe in 194 days, taking 82 days off the previous world record. He has also tackled the Americas and joined a six-man rowing team to reach the North Magnetic Pole, an expedition documented by the BBC.

Mark Beaumont will be at Buxton Opera House with his talk Africa Solo on Wednesday, March 16, at 7.30pm.

Tickets are priced from £17 to £19 and discounts are available. To buy tickets call Buxton Opera House Box Office on 01298 72190 or visit www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk