Mark Beaumont | NHS
MARK BEAUMONT, ALTURA AMBASSADOR RAISES £230K FOR HEALTHCARE CHARITIES DURING LOCKDOWN
Over the past five years, Mark Beaumont, who holds the Guinness World Record for the fastest circumnavigation by bicycle, has worked closely alongside the Altura Team. During his professional expeditions, which have explored 130 countries, there has often been a charitable ride and educational element.
During lockdown, despite not being bale to travel anywhere, Mark has pulled together a massive cycling and rowing community across the UK to #donateyourmiles in an event called World in a Day. Over the past month this has raised a staggering £230k for frontline healthcare charites and a number of the Altura Team have jumped on the 'virtual peloton' for some big miles!
From 4am until 8pm every Thursday Mark was joined by female Around the World record holder Jenny Graham as well as paralympicans Steve Bate MBE and Mel Nicholls to lead an online event which had star guests dropping in to share their stories and encourage the fundraisers.
Everyone at Altura would like to congratulate Mark and his team for this big mile fundraiser for these all-important healthcare charities - and we have created the 'ONE DAY, AROUND THE WORLD' t-shirt to celebrate the event.