British athlete and adventurer Mark Beaumont poses with men with old bicycles as he arrives in Paris after cycling 29,000 kilometres around the world. Photo: EPA
British athlete and adventurer Mark Beaumont poses with men with old bicycles as he arrives in Paris after cycling 29,000 kilometres around the world. Photo: EPA

British cyclist smashes 29,000km round the world record in under 79 days

Mark Beaumont cycled for 18 hours a day and burned more than 9,000 calories every 24 hours as he crossed Poland, Russia, Mongolia, China, Australia and the United States

British athlete and adventurer Mark Beaumont poses with men with old bicycles as he arrives in Paris after cycling 29,000 kilometres around the world. Photo: EPA
British athlete and adventurer Mark Beaumont poses with men with old bicycles as he arrives in Paris after cycling 29,000 kilometres around the world. Photo: EPA
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