Cyclist prepares for a mammoth journey

A CYCLIST is gearing up for the adventure of a lifetime '“ as he plans to pedal around the world in 80 days.

Tuesday, 16th May 2017, 6:55 am
Updated Tuesday, 16th May 2017, 2:26 pm

Endurance cyclist Mark Beaumont recently cycled around the UK in 15 days, but is now preparing to take on his toughest challenge yet.

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Part of his cycle around the UK took him through Portsmouth. He said the English coast was more difficult than it seems.

He explained: ‘The coastline in Britain is very hilly, with lots of stop-start towns and traffic. Its easier in many other parts of the world; you can hold a pace far easier.’

Mark begins his world cycle on July 2.