Cycling star Mark Beaumont, best known for cycling around the world in 194 days in 2008, will take ultra-endurance to another level by circumnavigating the globe in less than half that time. Beaumont will be attempting to travel 18,000 miles around the world, starting from Paris on Sunday 2 July.

As part of his mission to travel around the world in 80 days, breaking the current world record of 123 days, set by New Zealand’s Andrew Nicholson, the Scottish adventurer is raising funds for Orkidstudio, which works to benefit communities worldwide through innovative architecture and construction.

Beaumont will be supported on his global circumnavigation and ride around Britain by Altura, who will provide custom clothing and accessories. Through ‘Ride & Research’ we have engineered garments to keep Beaumont comfortable in the saddle for longer, critical for ensuring his performance is maintained for prolonged periods of time. Beaumont will utilise the full Altura collection, riding Altura Dry™ products to stay cool in hot conditions, Altura Thermo™ products which offer insulation and warmth in cooler climates and Altura Shield™ garments to provide protection from whatever the elements throw at him.