Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert

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Africa Solo, no. 2.

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Last week I wrote a blog about Mark Beaumont, Scottish cyclist, adventurer, author, speaker, (he’s multi-talented) who is shortly to attempt a World Record speed attempt at cycling Cairo to Cape Town, and cycling it solo with no support team. Mark Beaumont, Africa Solo.

I’ve been doing a little pre-expedition photography with Mark, covering the build up and the story of the expedition. Yesterday we headed over to cycling apparel manufacturers Endura (their motto is Born in Scotland, Ridden Worldwide) to check on the design and production of Mark’s kit for his gruelling 10,000km ride through Africa.

Mark Beaumont, in grey t-shirt, checks designs of his kit, at Endura. ©Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert 2015, all rights reserved.

Mark Beaumont, in grey t-shirt, checks designs of his kit, at Endura. ©Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert 2015, all rights reserved.

All the design work of the kit has been done in-house in Endura, with the logos of Mark’s expedition and his sponsor’s logos supplied and incorporated. Mark’s gone for a light coloured kit, all the better for repelling the Saharan sun as he heads South.

Mark Beaumont checks designs of his kit, at Endura. ©Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert 2015, all rights reserved.

Mark Beaumont checks designs of his kit, at Endura. ©Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert 2015, all rights reserved.

Mark Beaumont, in grey t-shirt, checks designs of his kit, at Endura. ©Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert 2015, all rights reserved.

Mark Beaumont,  at Endura. ©Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert 2015, all rights reserved.

And then, as far from Saharan sun as you can, we headed out into the Scottish landscape, Mark to put his kit and bike through some last minute preparation tests before he heads to Cairo next week for the big off, to cycle #AfricaSolo.

Mark Beaumont, on his custom-built Koga bike, Scotland. ©Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert 2015, all rights reserved.

Mark Beaumont, on his custom-built Koga bike, Scotland. ©Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert 2015, all rights reserved.

 

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