Film Review: Mark Beaumont's Around The World In 80 Days

Trevor Ward Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - 13:32 Compelling account of Mark Beaumont’s 2017 record-breaking ride around the world 5.0 / 5 £19.99 annual subscription to GCN (special price available until 28th February) Mark Beaumont is less than 72 hours from completing his record-breaking round-the-world cycle ride when he projectile vomits mid-pedal stroke. His performance manager Laura Penhaul, observing from the support vehicle behind, says: 'That’s the first time he’s done that on the whole trip and I’m just wondering why.' Her tone is calm and measured with no trace of the incipient panic of someone about to see their meticulously-crafted plans shrivel up and fall by the wayside. Penhaul has already had to deal with a lot during the previous 76 days of Beaumont’s record attempt. As well as feeding and massaging him after every four-hour stint of riding, she has monitored his vital signs with regular swab tests ...

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