Mark Beaumont to target 29-hour North Coast 500 record

Long-distance rider to tackle 516 mile route this weekend

Mark Beaumont
Mark Beaumont rides the NC500 on his first record-breaking ride in 2015
(Image credit: Johny Cook)

Seven years after he set the inaugural record on the North Coast 500, the route that takes in the north coast of Scotland, Mark Beaumont is set to tackle the route again, attempting to break the current 29 hour record.

The long-distance cyclist will ride the 516 miles that make up the NC500 on Saturday, attempting to break the time of 29 hours, five minutes and 42 seconds that was set by Robbie Mitchell last year.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.