The Man Who Cycled the Americas (Paperback) by Beaumont Mark
In 2008 Mark Beaumont smashed the world record for cycling around the world by an astonishing 81 days. His race against the clock took him through the toughest terrain and the most demanding of conditions. In 2009 Mark set out on his second ultra-endurance challenge. And this one would involve some very big mountains. 'The Man Who Cycled the Americas' tells the story of a 15000 mile expedition that once again broke the barriers of human achievement. To pedal the longest mountain range on the planet solo and unsupported presented its own unique difficulties. But no man had ever previously summited the continents' two highest peaks Mt McKinley in Alaska and Aconcagua in Argentina in the same climbing season let alone cycling between them. Oh and Mark had never even been up Ben Nevis before. Full of his trademark charm warmth and fascination with seeing the world at the pace of a bicycle Mark Beaumont's second book is a testament to his love of adventure his joy of taking on tough mental and physical feats and offers a thrilling trip through the diverse cultures of the Americas.