World record breaker Mark Beaumont launches film festival


WORLD record breaking Scots cyclist Mark Beaumont swung from the walls of Edinburgh International Climbing Arena suspended on his bike to help launch this week’s Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival.

The EMFF runs from October 21-24 at the city’s George Square lecture theatre, with special events at EICA at Ratho including a talk from the Fife biking hero.

He broke the world record for cycling round the world in 2008 and this year cycled down the Americas from Alaska to Southern Argentina, a distance of more than 13,000 miles.  On route he climbed the highest peak in both continents.

Beaumont will recount details of his most recent accomplishment on the final evening of the film festival as part of a guest lecture titled, ‘Cycling the Americas’.