Thursday, 27 March 2008

Mark Beaumont Visits Our School

On Thursday 27 March 2008,the round the world,record-breaking cyclist Mark Beaumont visited his old school to tell us about his great adventure.He talked to us about all the different countries he had cycled through.He is going to write a book about his experiences and there will soon be a film on BBC2 about his gruelling feat.

Mark started his career cycling from Dundee to Oban and then he cycled from the far north of Scotland to Land's End,the furthest away point of England.After that,he conquered the world in a record-breaking 194 days and 17 hours.

His trip started and ended at the Arc De Triomphe in Paris.He sponsered £1 per mile and in total he cycled for a backside-numbing 18,000 miles.Mark had 10 punctures but that did not stop him beating the previous record by three months!

We interviewed Matthew Reid (L6) and asked what he thought about Mark's feat.He said he was "very excited about meeting someone who broke the world record".That view was unanimous among the whole school.Everyone was enthralled by hearing of Mark's adventures.

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