The Man Who Cycled the World

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Broadway Paperbacks, 2011 - Sports & Recreation - 379 pages
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The remarkable true story of one man's quest to break the record for cycling around the world
On the 15th of February 2008, Mark Beaumont had pedaled through the Arc de Triomphe in Paris--194 days and 17 hours after setting off in an attempt to circumnavigate the world. His journey had taken him, alone and unsupported, through 18,297 miles, 4 continents, and numerous countries. From broken wheels and unforeseen obstacles in Europe, to stifling Middle Eastern deserts and deadly Australian spiders, to the highways and backroads of America, he'd seen the best and worst that the world had to offer.
He had also smashed the Guinness World Record by an astonishing 81 days. This is the story of how he did it.
Told with honesty, humor, and wisdom, The Man Who Cycled the World is at once an unforgettable adventure, an insightful travel narrative, and an impassioned paean to the joys of the open road.

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User Review  - Laurochka - LibraryThing

I loved this book. Mark succeeds in keeping his story engaging. Concise descriptions of the countries he passes through manage to evoke his impressions. I willed him on all the way and thoroughly enjoyed the insight into such an amazing journey. Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A bicycle racer recounts his solo cycle around the world while attempting to break the existing Guinness World Record.There is no denying that Beaumont's journey, riding 100 miles a day for six-and-a ... Read full review

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