Mark Beaumont has broken the world record for cycling around the world by 44 days.
The 34-year-old, from Perthshire, arrived in Paris one day ahead of schedule having cycled the 18,000-mile route in 79 days.
He set a new world record of 194 days in 2008. Since then it has been broken by other riders, with the previous record set at 123 days.
To achieve his goal, Mark needed to cycle an average 240 miles a day.
He was on his bike for more than 16 hours a day and only slept for five hours each night.
He began his journey in Paris and cycled through Europe, Russia, Mongolia and China. He then cycled across Australia, up through New Zealand and across North America before the final “sprint finish” thorough Portugal, Spain and France.
Mark, who is based in Edinburgh, began long-distance cycling at the age of 12 when he rode 145 miles across Scotland.
Speaking before the trip, he said: “I know what I’m getting into. I cycled around the world 10 years ago but that was unsupported, wild man-style, trying to find clean water and a place to sleep.
“This time it is Tour De France-style. I have a support team behind me and it is just about performance. That makes a huge difference.”
He was supported by a team including a mechanic, nutritionist, physiotherapist and manager.
The adventurer is raising funds for Orkidstudio, which works to benefit communities worldwide through innovative architecture and construction.