Artemis World Cycle

In an epic journey, which will re-define the limits of human endurance, Mark Beaumont is showing us what is possible when you dare to dream. Can he smash an astonishing 43 days off the current Guinness World Record?

19 September update – the challenge is complete. Mark has made it around with world in less than 80 days and smashed not one but two Guinness World Records on the way. The first was for clocking up the most number of varified miles on a bike in a month (7,031 miles / 11,315 km) and the second for the fastest circumnavigation around the world – taking just 78 days, 14 hours and 48 minutes. It has been an incredible adventure, a testament to the whole team that we all returned to Paris with Mark in one piece, despite some unfriendly weather and road conditions. We will publish a full report in the coming days. Our heartfelt thanks to all who have supported this challenge.

13 September update – Mark and the team have endured unexpectedly brutal conditions during leg 3 through North America.  While they have all been deprived of sleep and have had every skill they possess between them tested to the extreme, they have worked as one to assist Mark as he has powered on.  During leg 3 Guinness World Records confirmed that Mark has now clocked up the most number of cycled miles in a month, which brought a much needed boost during some particularly dark moments.  While physical exertion can be restored through good body management, the mental and emotional tolls this challenge has taken on Mark has been clear to see during his daily vlogs.  While endurance athletes can put in hours to prepare for challenges of this magnitude, it is how they cope with the inner machinations of their minds during the long, often tedious and sometimes lonely hours to keep the wheels turning that set the truly the successful apart.

31 August update – Mark is now 61 days into Artemis World Challenge.  Stunning scenery through Alaska, Canada and into the USA are tempered by strong winds and tricky conditions.  Mike & Jo are part of the stage 3 support team. Follow progress on social media including You Tube


Leadership Challenges has been instrumental in the logistics for Mark’s Around The World Challenge.

  • Planning, training (crew) and executing Artemis World Cycle training ride – Around Britiain
  • Mike Griffiths of Leadership Challenges joins the On The Road team as one of three team leaders who will be providing logistics support throughout the Challenge
    • Built 18,000 mile cycle route through 14 countries
    • Resourced 4 teams of equipment, flights and nutrition
    • Developed AWC Team Manual and Standing Operating Procedures


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day 18

day 50 alaska

day 50 Glenn Highway

day 51 joined on the road

day 52 Yukon

day 71 breakfast

leg 3 team

day 6

day 16

day 17