More Cycling on TV

Posted by chdot on March 27, 2008

This week it’s racing from Manchester. In a couple of weeks there’s an unprecedented(?) four part documentary on the outstanding/record breaking (194 days 17 hours) “World Cycle Challenge” recently completed by Mark Beaumont.

It’s made by BBC Scotland so may only be shown (initially?) in Scotland – and then presumably on BBC iPlayer.

Its called ‘THE MAN WHO CYCLED THE WORLD’ and is on BBC2 on Mondays and Tuesdays – 7th/8th and 14th/15th of April at 7pm.

It promises to be more impressive/interesting than the programmes about another Scot who jumped on his bike (motor) with a mate and film/support crew and travelled through Africa – and then came back to advertise aftershave!

Watch the shows and see Mark’s beard grow….

The programme could also have been called ’round the world on 14 gears’. His bike was fitted with the superbly engineered Rohloff hub. It’s reckoned that after the 18,000 trip it will now be ‘run-in’ and ready for use….

Mark is now ‘somewhere in Edinburgh’ writing a book of the trip. He says that later this year he will be “planning the next major expedition”!

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