Around The World In 80 Days
Outdoorfood is sponsoring ultra-endurance athlete Mark Beaumont as he attempts to cycle around the world in 80 days — a trip inspired by Jules Verne’s classic novel. He has completed the route once before, taking him through 18 countries. With this attempt, he aims to finish in less than half the time (the first trip taking him 194 days). Mark set off on Sunday 2nd July from Paris and his route will take him through Europe, Russia, Mongolia, China, Australia, New Zealand, the US and Canada then the final stage through Portugal and Spain back to Paris. He would like to raise £10 for every mile cycled, which would mean a total of £180,000 for Orkidstudio, a charity that builds innovative structures for social enterprises in developing countries. We're expecting Mark back on Thursday September 21st, but until then you can track his progress on our website, or click here to keep up with the latest news from the field.