Mark Beaumont aiming to cycle around the world in 80 days

Long-distance cyclist Mark Beaumont will first ride around the coast of Britain as a 3500-mile 'training ride'

Mark Beaumont

(Image credit: Visit Scotland)

Mark Beaumont has unveiled plans to cycle around the world in 80 days, aiming to smash the current record of 123 days set by Andrew Nicholson of New Zealand in 2015.

Beaumont previously rode around the world in 194 days in 2008 - so is looking to halve the number of days that he took nine years ago.

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