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PEZ Goes to the Movies: Around Britain

PEZ Goes to the Movies: Around Britain

In 2017 Briton Mark Beaumont smashed the record for cycling around the globe, completing the circumnavigation in less than 80 days. This epic journey is…

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In 2017 Briton Mark Beaumont smashed the record for cycling around the globe, completing the circumnavigation in less than 80 days. This epic journey is the subject of an excellent two-part documentary on GCN+, “Around the World in 80 Days,” but GCN+ has recently released a “prequel” to that. In preparation for his attempt, the cyclist undertook a test of himself and his team to see if the record would be possible and if all the systems they had worked out would function. He felt if they could work together for two weeks and he could maintain record pace for that time, there was a chance at the sub-80 mark later in the year. The documentary “Around Britain” is about that test. By 2017, Mark Beaumont was no stranger to endurance challenges. In 2008 he set the then-record for cycling around the world, followed by a ride from Anchorage to Southern Argentina in 2010. In May 2015 he undertook the fastest ride from Cairo to Capetown (42 days) and, closer to home in November that year, the then-fastest time for the North Coast 500, a 518 mile circuit around the north coast of Scotland. However, these were all accomplished as solo ventures and his plan to ride around the world in 80 days could not be done without a team. The plan was for him to ride nearly 400 kms every day for nearly 2 1/2 months and a dry run was planned that would see him ride around […]

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