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Lessons from Mark Beaumont’s ‘Around the World in 80 days’ cycling record

I, like many, am in awe of Mark Beaumont who recently cycled around the world in 78 days, 14 hours and 40 minutes, covering an average of 230 miles a day. How on earth did he keep going? What lessons are there for us mere mortals? Have you ever wondered why healthy people like Mark

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C’mon be serious! You’ve no chance.

First published in The Huffington Post 29 June 2015 and on MinuteHack 30 June 2015 The business of performance It’s not the greatest recipe for the composition of a team trying to break one of the oldest records in cycling – the tandem Lands End to John O’Groats record. Despite repeated assaults, this 49 year old record has resolutely

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Success has many parents, failure’s an orphan

First published in The Huffington Post on 20 May 2015 Lessons from failure and success Supported by a fantastic team, my riding partner Charlie Mitchell and I broke the 49 year old record for cycling non-stop from Land’s End to John O’Groats on a tandem, shaving over 5 hours off the record to complete the 842 miles

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Dragons – All smoke and fire

This was first published in Bdaily Business News on 26th August 2014. It’s a flaming mess In their infinite arrogant wisdom, the “Dragons” in the latest series of BBC2’s well-known entrepreneurial roasting session Dragon’s Den recently turned down Richard and Lynn Bye’s request for investment in their cycling apparel business “Fat Lad At The Back”, otherwise known as “FLAB”.

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