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F enduranceDespite illness mechanical faults attempted robbery and stone throwing children as well as dehydration in the deserts and unprecedented levels of exhaustion Mark completed the journey in just 41 days 10 hours and 22 minutes after cycling 6762 miles spending 439 hours in the saddle sometimes up to 16 hours a day and climbing 190355 feet through 8 countries It was an astonishing journey and one th. The unsupported cycling expedition through Egypt Sudan Ethiopia Kenya Tanzania Zambia Botswana and South Africa is as thrilling to read as it sounds Many times my heart was in my mouth anticipating injuries delays and danger Especially when he says my gut told me not to trust him Throwing caution to the wind No Mark I hear myself pleading I am relieved when he finds a motel I can imagine the taste of the delicious food Feel the sandstorm See the elephants and galloping giraffe alongside What particularly resonated with me was Mark s description of how to stay motivated as an ultra endurance athlete To understand the big picture but to focus on daily input which is simple what to eat what you need to drink how much you need to recover and how long to spend on the bike Not to base your mindset and contentment in your success each day But if you realize that over weeks and months these daily mileages will average themselves out as long as you put in the same effort each day

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At will fascinate and grip the readerFrom the obvious dangers of Egypt Sudan and Kenya over the unpaved muddy mountainous roads of Ethiopia through the beautiful grasslands of Tanzania and Zambia to riding at night in Botswana in the company of elephants and giraffes Mark brings Africa to life in all its complex glory friendship and curiosity while inspiring us all to uestion the bounds of what is possible. I stumbled across Africa Solo at a book sale and bought it with no knowledge of who Mark was what he did and without any knowledge whatsoever of enduro cycling The reason I was interested in reading it was because I wanted to learn about cycling and the off the touirst pamphlet details of the African countries Mark rode through on his world record attempt Africa Solo achieved those two goals for me and much You have to consider for a moment what a challenge it is to put together 320 pages of interesting content to read when much of Mark s journey was just pedalling away through arid and featureless landscapes Yet every single day is its own small adventure Mark did incredibly well to tease out the moments in each day that gave them thrill and character and set them apart from the day before and the day after even though he was essentially repeating the same task day in and day out The book is written really well with some beautiful descriptive language used that allows you to fully grasp the people countries and moments being described as well as capture the emotions that Mark went through in his world record attempt It also comes across as a very honest reflection on each country the people as well as the claims of previous world record holders on how supported or unsupported they were on their rides through AfricaThis is a fun fast paced interesting and informative read Loved it

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SHORTLISTED FOR ADVENTURE TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEARIn the spring of 2015 Mark Beaumont set out from the bustling heart of Cairo on his latest world record attempt solo the length of Africa intending to ride to Cape Town in under 50 days Seven years since he smashed the world record for cycling round the world this would be his toughest trip yet And he would set a new mark that would simply break the limits o. A whirlwind tour of Africa on 2 wheels I love an endurance athlete and Mark is up there with the best of them After having met him earlier in the year at an event where he spoke about his challenges I could hear his voice whilst reading the book He is very elouent and passionate about his subject For anyone with an interest in cycling especially a Scottish cyclist this is the book for you


10 thoughts on “Africa Solo

  1. says:

    In 2008 Mark Beaumont obliterated the record for cycling around the world taking 82 days off the previous total Then followed anoth

  2. says:

    ‘Energy sapping and seriously tough it was one of the hardest roads I have ever climbed The broken tar the unrelenting gradient and the heat the sweat making my eyes sting – it was glorious’A day by day diary of Mark Beaumont’s Cairo to Cape Town cycle ride He is attempting this 10000km 6750 miles journey in under 50 days solo and unsupported He is aiming if possible to cycle 150 miles per day This will take in E

  3. says:

    A whirlwind tour of Africa on 2 wheels I love an endurance athlete and Mark is up there with the best of them After having met him earlier in the year at an event where he spoke about his challenges I could hear his voice whilst reading the book He is very elouent and passionate about his subject For anyone with an interest in cycling especially a Scottish cyclist this is the book for you

  4. says:

    The unsupported cycling expedition through Egypt Sudan Ethiopia Kenya Tanzania Zambia Botswana and South Africa is as thrilling to

  5. says:

    Cycle from the comfort of you r armchair as you follow Mark's route hereI remember holding this book in my hand and thinking – how on earth do you manage to ride from Cairo to Cape Town? However fit you are that must be tougher than tough It’s not just the physical side of things but the stamina you must need? I got a bit tired even thinking about it But I opened up that cover and got stuck in – and it’s uite a j

  6. says:

    This was pretty good I didn't enjoy it uite as much as his other books and the trip sounds completely not fun But a good read nevertheless

  7. says:

    Sure it was an achievement of sorts but a little bit pointless to race through a continent just for the sake of it

  8. says:

    I stumbled across Africa Solo at a book sale and bought it with no knowledge of who Mark was what he did and without any knowledge whatsoever of enduro cycling The reason I was interested in reading it was because I wanted to learn about cycling and the off the touirst pamphlet details of the African countries Mark rode through on his world record attempt Africa Solo achieved those two goals for me and much You have to consider for a moment

  9. says:

    The first chapter's an open goal setting the scene for this adventure with an account of the conclusion of his Atlantic rowing challenge If that doesn't draw you in nothing willIt's a record attempt focused on speed and covering distance and as the author often admits that means so missing out on so much local life as he flies past it on the most direct roads possible between Cairo and Cape Town If like me you've enjo

  10. says:

    Wonderfully gripping description of Mark Beaumont's world record cycle race from Cairo to Capetown You get an in