Endurance cyclist Mark Beaumont tows a caravan…with his bicycle!
Get to the Motorhome & Caravan Show next week whichever way you want…or can
Endurance athlete Mark Beaumont demonstrated how fast he can tow a caravan with a bicycle at the Horiba Mira test track in Nuneaton, ahead of the Motorhome and Caravan Show, which starts from October 15th at the NEC Birmingham.
Beaumont reached a speed of 11.093 km/h (6.89 mph) using an Orbea Gravel bike and a custom-made towing device to ensure that the bike supported the weight of the Freedom Jetstream First Class caravan.
Mark Beaumont has become a household name through his documentaries about ultra-endurance and adventure.
Having smashed the circumnavigation cycling World Record twice in his career, he now holds this 18,000-mile title in a time of 78 days and 14 hours, averaging 240 miles a day.
His epic documentaries have taken viewers to over 100 countries, into the Arctic, the high mountains and around the Commonwealth, also surviving capsize in the mid-Atlantic.
Mark will be at the 2019 Motorhome and Caravan Show at the NEC in Birmingham on the opening day, 15th October and will be outside Hall 16 demonstrating to visitors and press how to tow a caravan with his bicycle.
Mark will also appear at the Freedom to Go theatre at 11:30am and will give a talk about his epic adventures.
The Motorhome and Caravan Show promises a great day out for the whole family.
Set over 11 halls, the Motorhome and Caravan Show will welcome around 100,000 visitors across six days.
With the largest display of leisure vehicles and accessories all under one roof, the show is a must-visit for those looking to get into a leisure vehicle lifestyle and seasoned caravanners alike, offering endless inspiration and exclusive offers that won’t be found anywhere else.
Visitors will get a first look at new-for-2020 product launches and the latest gadgets and innovations.
They will also benefit from:
- Expert advice and top tips
- Free Caravan towing
- Motorhome manoeuvring
- Campervan test drives
- Exclusive show offers and details of the latest holiday sites and destination trends.
Free entry to the Motorhome and Caravan Show 2019 is available for children 15 and under and advance tickets are available priced from £8.50* at www.mcshow.co.uk
Further information is available at www.mcshow.co.uk where the latest exhibitors, celebrities and features will be updated regularly.
*£8.50 Senior (over 60s), £9.50 Adult when booking before 23.59 on 14.10.19 after which time prices revert to the on-the-door price of £12.00 Senior and £13.00 Adult. A £1.25 transaction fee applies. Calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge. Car parking is included in the ticket price. No dogs (except assistance dogs). Children 15 years and under go free when accompanied by a paying Adult/Senior. Tickets are non-refundable. Free show guide and towing & manoeuvring tuition are subject to availability.
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