A RECORD-BREAKING cyclist wheeled his way into East Renfrewshire to tell a sell-out audience how he toured around the world in 80 days.

More than 200 fans packed into Clarkston Hall to hear Mark Beaumont describe his adventures in the saddle earlier this year.

Mark’s epic bike trip saw him cycle an incredible 18,000 miles in just 79 days.

The 34-year-old Scot, a well-known endurance cyclist, documentary-maker and author, also entertained the audience with travel tales which span across 130 countries.

The Evening with Mark Beaumont – Around the World in 80 Days event was organised by East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure (ERCL) as part of Book Week Scotland.

Mark said: “I really enjoy doing events like this because they’re fun. It’s like having a fireside chat and telling adventure stories.

“Coming to places like Clarkston Hall and speaking to people is part of the reward of successfully completing these adventures and I hope some in the audience will get the confidence to push themselves harder and achieve their goals.

“It’s part of what makes all the effort worthwhile.”

Anthony McReavy, chief executive of ERCL, said: “This extremely popular event was sold out quicker than Mark changes a puncture on his bike.

“It was an entertaining and very informative evening and the sell-out audience certainly enjoyed hearing Mark’s tales of derring-do and had plenty questions for him.

“We always look at different ways of encouraging people to experience new activities whether that be in sports, arts and literature or staging personal appearance events like this that certainly broadens the mind.”