Mark Beaumont nears GB Duro final stage: 'I walked up a tarmac road pushing my bike, I haven't done that since I was a kid'

The endurance rider is still second as he enters Scotland and nears the end of the third stage, with just the final fourth stage to go

Mark Beaumont
(Image credit: Mark Beaumont)

Mark Beaumont remains in second place in his debut race at GB Duro 2021, the gravel event spanning the length of the United Kingdom, as he nears the end of stage three before the final stage four up to John O'Groats.

The round-the-world cyclist was second overall at the first checkpoint after the start in Cornwall, blasting through Devon before heading into Wales.

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