Cycling Royalty doing Puffer.

Posted on by Steve Macdonald

Legendary endurance road cyclist Mark Beaumont has confirmed he will race this year’s Strathpuffer 24.

The 35 year old elite athlete, author and broadcaster will line up in the Pairs category with Alex Glasgow - his ‘Around the World in 80 days’ mechanic and a 5 time Puffer competitor

Whilst Beaumont is renowned for his record-breaking achievements on the tarmac, the 2019 Strathpuffer 24 will be his first ever MTB race and marks the start of a whole new grittier two-wheeled journey for the Scottish adventurer.

“I have lived on the ribbon of tar for many years, and now it is time to explore off-road.

Alex and I hope to take on some of the world’s biggest endurance races in the coming years and we're jumping in at the deep end with this one.

I love living, training and riding in Scotland - even in the middle of winter - so why not try the iconic Strathpuffer 24 and find out what everyone has been talking about?”

The ‘Puffer has a history of attracting big names from the world of adventure and endurance sports with the likes of Guy Martin and Alastair Humphries having participated in the past.

We’re really looking forward to welcoming Mark and Alex to the Highlands in a couple of weeks time.

 

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