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Around the world
in 80 days

Scottish adventurer aims to smash the world record
riding a Dutch KOGA Kimera.

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Around the world in 80 days
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The mission

The mission

Scottish adventurer aims to smash the world record riding a KOGA bike which is hand built in Holland.

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KOGA KIMERA

The bike that will travel around the world in 80 days

“In order for my extreme record attempt to succeed, everything must go to plan. You must have great faith in your own ability, your team and above all your equipment. For a trip like this only the best, lightest and stiffest materials are good enough.”

Mark Beaumont

Lightweight and stiff carbon frame

Mark will ride a customised version of the KOGA Kimera Premium. The frame and front fork are FEM optimized and fully constructed from High Modulus UD carbon with a very high tensile strength, resulting in a lightweight and stiff frame.

Aerodynamic
and fast

In addition to the aerodynamic materials used, Mark will also adopt an aerodynamic riding posture, this has significant payoffs. However, the most aerodynamic position is unfortunately not the most comfortable. The Profile Design cockpit and aerobar have been designed in such a way that Mark can maintain his aerodynamic posture over long periods.

Reliable and powerful brakes

Hydraulic Shimano Ultegra disc brakes provide the ultimate in braking power under all conditions and the different circumstances, Mark will surely encounter around the world.

Fast and accurately shifting

Shimano Ultegra has proven itself as a very reliable and wear-resistant group set, both qualities of which are essential to Mark. In addition, Di2 electronic switching has been incorporated, this works extremely fast, accurately and without effort. This will allow him to conserve his energy during the journey.

Wide tires

Mark uses 28mm Panaracer tires. These "wide" tires provide the necessary comfort, but also contribute to better aerodynamics. Despite the width, these tires score points due to their low rolling resistance, which will help contribute towards the faster completion of the ride.

Comfortable saddle

80 days in a row, with 16 hours and 386 km a day spent on a racing saddle, just imagine it! Mark has been using the SMP saddle for years, enabling him to endure such long rides without significant physical problems. The choice for a saddle is of course very personal, but it should be clear that this is an important aspect of Ultra Endurance Cycling.

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Beaumont & KOGA
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Name
Mark Beaumont
Job
Adventurer
Age
34 years old
Marital status
Married, two children
Nationality
Scottish

Beaumont & KOGA

KOGA and Mark have been working side by side for years. All of his great adventures and records have been achieved whilst riding a KOGA. We are proud that Mark has again chosen KOGA and we celebrate his record of impressive performances riding a KOGA over the last 10 years.

Our history together

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The man who cycled the world

Beaumont approaches KOGA for a KOGA WorldTraveller – he then cycles around the world in 245 days creating a new world record. The BBC makes a documentary about the trip - later broadcast as The man who cycled the world.

The man who cycled the Americas

Mark returns to his KOGA WorldTraveller, this time riding from Alaska, USA to Ushuaia, Argentina.

Africa Solo

Mark chooses a KOGA Durado race bike in order to attempt the fastest solo ride from Cairo to Cape Town. With an average of 256 kilometers a day a new record was set.

North Coast 500

A few months after his Africa Solo adventure, Mark returned to the saddle of his KOGA Durado for his longest ever non-stop ride. He managed to complete the 830 kilometers along the North Coast 500 in 37 hours and 58 minutes.

Around Britain

The general rehearsal on the Kimera Premium to test Mark's plans and support team before starting his extreme record attempt “Around the World” on July 2nd in Paris.