TV adventurer, Mark Beaumont, rows across Irish Sea

Mark Beaumont became famous for his BAFTA nominated BBC documentary, ‘The Man who Cycled the World’, and best-selling book, which told the story of his record-breaking round-the-world bike ride.

On the 9th and 10th of July, Mark will join a crew of adventurers on The Trip to Remember. The event will see the team cycle 45 miles from Dublin to Arklow; complete a night time row across the Irish Sea to Porthmadog; and finally hike 15 miles to the top of Snowdon. The 36-hour endurance event has been organised to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society whilst providing a unique challenge for its participants.

Commenting on his decision to take part, Mark Beaumont said: “I am delighted to be involved in The Trip to Remember. The Irish Sea is a formidable stretch of water and the whole event is such a unique endurance challenge. It will be perfect open water training before my next expedition to the Canadian Arctic, and also such a fantastic fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Society.”

The Trip to Remember has been organised by David Bedford with the support of Expedition Manager, Margaret Bowling, and title sponsor, DMA Europa. He is hoping that it will capture people’s imagination whilst raising much needed donations for the Alzheimer’s Society – a cause that has been close to his heart since his Grandmother was diagnosed with the disease in 2001.

David Bedford added: “I am thrilled to have Mark onboard with the event; he has already achieved a great deal and will make an incredible addition to the already strong team.”

Mark will be joining a strong team of athletes that, between them, have a number of notable achievements including an Atlantic row (Ben Gothard), the first solo row from Australia to New Zealand (Shaun Quincey) and a run equating to 50 marathons over 56 days (Mark Cooper). This is on top of innumerable marathons, triathlons, long distance rows and mountaineering expeditions.