Despite adding about 2kg to his overall kit weight, Mark carried a laptop, GPS tracker, three cameras and a voice recorder to help him document his journey.
He sent us text messages and phoned from the road and whenever he passed through civilisation, he popped into internet cafés to email pictures and videos.
News From Turkey and IranMark Beaumont, Tuesday, 11 September 2007.
Mark's now in Iran and has sent in a few text messages:
Hi News from Mark yest...154km more incredible climbs. An amazing day unbelievable memories and photos. The Kurds r v friendly. In £6 motel. (From Turkey)
Just 18km from border into Iran. Camped in great spot and looking forward 2 Iran. (From Turkey)
Morning, thru the border without issue. Bit of a delay but 2b expected. Iran looks much like Turkey so far! Changed $140 and got about 5cm thick of notes in return! (From Iran)
are you okey mark.be successful.posted by firooze from tabriz iran
posted by ARE YOU VERY GOOD MARK
Hi Mark, I am 10 years old and I think you are great and how did u do it? Its amazing what you have done!posted by Calum Burt from Broughty Ferry, Dundee
well done mate,keep going let world know that iran is not all evil,they r a good man and like to live in peace.keep it up my man .posted by saeed from london
hi mark.im glad you are in Iran.im an Iranian and hope you enjoy our people's hospitality.posted by amin turkamani from manchester
Con grats Mike,really did enyjoy your trip wish it had been an hour at a time.Last week we had the programm with the bikers going round the world,tomorrow the old lady who walked around the world gets back to her home town of Tenby (Wales)after five years on the road what a month for the Brits.You are on my webb site to see what you will up to next. All the best.posted by Jeff Ilott from Llwyngwril Wales