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Mark Beaumont to hold talk for Talbot Charity Bike Ride

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A TELEVISION personality who has ‘cycled the world’ is set to tell of his remarkable adventure in Uttoxeter in support of a mammoth bike ride.

Mark Beaumont will be speaking at a sportsman evening to be held at Uttoxeter Town Hall, in High Street, on Thursday, July 3 to raise vital funds for the Talbot Charity Bike Ride.

The cyclists became a big name in the sporting world after he rode round the world on his own and knocked 81 days off the world record in the process.

Beaumont is a well known as a broadcaster who has been adventuring since an early age.

When not travelling for television projects or expeditions he is often speaking at events, involved in various charity and educational work, book writing or in training.

He said he was first inspired to go on expedition at the age of 12 after reading in a local newspaper about a cycle from John O’Groats to Lands End.

For the next decade his ambitions and experience developed until after leaving university he set out to make a career in broadcasting and adventure.

Beaumont’s public speaking takes him to many public theatre events as well as businesses and organisations in the UK and abroad.

The many credits to his name include featuring in the BBC1 documentary The Man Who Cycled The World in 2008 after he completed 18,296 miles in 194 days and 17 hours.

Talbot Bike Club secretary Tina Hughes said: “We are extremely honoured to have Mark Beaumont supporting the club. He is an incredible sportsman that has achieved the unachievable.

“We are already seeing tickets sell like hot cakes. He will be talking about his trials and tribulations of his tour of the world and the Americas.”

The Talbot Charity Bike Ride will see the team set off from Paris on September 2 with the members hoping to return back to Uttoxeter on September 7 in a bid to raise cash for YESS (Youth Emotional Support Services).

It will be the third year they have held a bike ride to raise cash for a local charity.

Treasurer Andrew Riley said: “We are all really excited about it as obviously he is a legend in the cycling world. We are very lucky to have the opportunity to bring him to Uttoxeter.

“It is not just exciting for our bike club but for other bike clubs and other sports clubs in the town to have the opportunity to meet him.

“I would encourage as many people as possible to support an event like this as it does not come along very often.”

More information and tickets for the talk are available by phoning 07790 515760 or by e-mailing tinahughes498@outlook.com

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