Cyclist Travels Around the World in 195 Days

PARIS (AP) — After cycling around the world in 195 days, Mark Beaumont says he's ready for a break.

Beaumont, a 25-year-old Scottish cyclist, arrived in Paris Feb. 15 at the end of a trip he hopes will set a new world record once it is evaluated.

"There is no easy 100 miles," Beaumont said. "And I've just done 195 days on the road, so I mean, I am very much looking forward to not getting on the bike tomorrow."

Beaumont cycled 18,400 miles on a path that took him across Europe, Asia and the United States.

Amarilis Espinoza, a spokeswoman for Guinness World Records, said the group was aware of Beaumont's attempt and was awaiting documentation from him. The record holder is Steven Strange of Britain, who circled the globe in a little over 276 days in 2004 and 2005, she said.