Mark Beaumont sets new Africa cycling world record

Scottish adventurer Mark Beaumont cycles from Cairo to Cape Town in a staggering 42 days, beating the previous record by 17 days

Scottish adventurer Mark Beaumont

(Image credit: Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert)

Mark Beaumont has claimed a new world record for cycling from the top to the foot of Africa, beating the existing time by 17 days.

Dubbed Africa Solo, the Scottish adventurer completed his epic challenge on Thursday (May 21) that saw him cycle from Cairo, Egypt, to Cape Town, in South Africa, in 42 days – surpassing his own target of 50 days.

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