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SHORTLISTED FOR ADVENTURE TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEARIn the spring of 2015 Mark Beaumont set out from the bustling heart of Cairo on his latest world record attempt solo the length of Africa intending to ride to Cape Town in under 50 days Seven years since he smashed the world record for cycling round the world this would be his toughest trip yet And he would set a new mark that would simply break the limits o. Energy sapping and seriously tough it was one of the hardest roads I have ever climbed The broken tar the unrelenting gradient

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F enduranceDespite illness mechanical faults attempted robbery and stone throwing children as well as dehydration in the deserts and unprecedented levels of exhaustion Mark completed the journey in just 41 days 10 hours and 22 minutes after cycling 6762 miles spending 439 hours in the saddle sometimes up to 16 hours a day and climbing 190355 feet through 8 countries It was an astonishing journey and one th. The unsupported cycling expedition through Egypt Sudan Ethiopia Kenya Tanzania Zambia Botswana and South Africa is as thrilling t

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At will fascinate and grip the readerFrom the obvious dangers of Egypt Sudan and Kenya over the unpaved muddy mountainous roads of Ethiopia through the beautiful grasslands of Tanzania and Zambia to riding at night in Botswana in the company of elephants and giraffes Mark brings Africa to life in all its complex glory friendship and curiosity while inspiring us all to uestion the bounds of what is possible. I stumbled across Africa Solo at a book sale and bought it with no knowledge of who Mark was what he did and without any knowledg

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About the Author: Mark Beaumont

Mark Beaumont is a broadcaster who has been adventuring since an early age When not travelling on TV projects and expeditions he is often speaking at events involved in various charity and educational work book writing or in trainingMark was first inspired to go on expedition at the age of 12 after reading in a local newspaper about a cycle from John O’Groats to Lands End For the next decade



10 thoughts on “Africa Solo

  1. says:

    In 2008 Mark Beaumont obliterated the record for cycling around the world taking 82 days off the previous total Then followed another ride through the Americas including climbing the highest peaks in Alaska and Ar

  2. says:

    ‘Energy sapping and seriously tough it was one of the hardest roads I have ever climbed The broken tar the unrelenting gradient and the heat the sweat making my eyes sting – it was glorious’A day by day diary of Mark Beaumont’s Cairo to Cape Town cycle ride He is attempting this 10000km 6750 miles journey in under 50 days solo and

  3. says:

    A whirlwind tour of Africa on 2 wheels I love an endurance athlete and Mark is up there with the best of them After having met him earlier in the year at an event where he spoke about his challenges I could hear his voice whilst reading the book He is very elouent and passionate about his subject For anyone with an interest in cyc

  4. says:

    The unsupported cycling expedition through Egypt Sudan Ethiopia Kenya Tanzania Zambia Botswana and South Africa is as thrilling to read as it sounds Many times my heart was in my mouth anticipating injuries delays and danger Especially when he

  5. says:

    Cycle from the comfort of you r armchair as you follow Mark's route hereI remember holding this book in my hand a

  6. says:

    This was pretty good I didn't enjoy it uite as much as his other books and the trip sounds completely not fun But a good read nevertheless

  7. says:

    Sure it was an achievement of sorts but a little bit pointless to race through a continent just for the sake of it

  8. says:

    I stumbled across Africa Solo at a book sale and bought it with no knowledge of who Mark was what he did and without any knowledge whatsoever of enduro cycling The reason I was interested in reading it was because I wanted to learn about cycling and the off the touirst pamphlet details of the African countries Mark rode through on his world record attempt Africa Solo achieved those two goals for me and much You have to

  9. says:

    The first chapter's an open goal setting the scene for this adventure with an account of the conclusion of his Atlantic rowing challenge If that doesn't draw you in nothing willIt's a record attempt focused on speed and covering distance and as the author often admits that means so missing out on so much local life as he flies past it on the most direct roads possible between Cairo and Cape Town If like me you've enjoyed his other

  10. says:

    Wonderfully gripping description of Mark Beaumont's world record cycle race from Cairo to Capetown You get an insight into the several countries he rode through and the characters and hospitality or not of the people he met although as others have mentioned he's going at such a speed that he is never able to stop anywhere very long something he is uite conscious of and remarks on several times And then also yo

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