Journey Update 17th Feb 2021
We have just passed the 1,000 mile mark and have received our first postcard - from Amsterdam!
AutoRek Walks the World
As we kick off 2021 who knows what is in store, but it looks like it is going to be another very different year! For almost a year now we have not been able to meet in person, like most companies, however a key focus for us has been to not lose our team spirit and to keep people motivated and active. We have run ‘keep active’ challenges, Friday afternoon socials and many ‘drop in & chat’ Zoom sessions.
With many global clients to see and visit, our employees are definitely not shy of a bit of international travel. Rumors are that some people within AutoRek have even missed those early morning flights! Unfortunately, travel looks like it will be suspended for the foreseeable future. So, to make up for it we have decided to virtually ‘walk the world’ as one team and reminisce of times spent in the cities as we pass through them.
We pleased to let everyone know that we are taking on this 45,000 plus mile challenge in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
Our virtual route around the world starts in Glasgow where we are headquartered, before travelling across to Edinburgh then down to London. We’ll then virtually travel across the Channel to Amsterdam and pass-through Germany, Switzerland and Italy. We will be jumping back in the water and travelling across the Ionian Sea to Greece to some sunshine before crossing the Aegean Sea. Once we arrive in Turkey we’ll make our way through Russia, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, China, India, Nepal, Thailand and Malaysia. Goggles and wet-suits back on for our journey across to Australia and New Zealand. Next up will be our biggest hike across a lot of water to Fiji before travelling through Hawaii, California, Mexico, Costa Rica, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina and up through South Africa, Spain, France and Ireland. The final stretch will be a short trip across the water from Ireland back to Glasgow.
We began our journey just under a week ago and so far, we have crossed over to Edinburgh and traveled down south through York (one or two may have stayed at the Harry Potter shops too long!) and have now reached our fellow colleagues in London.
You can follow our journey on our blog and social media using #AutoRekwalkstheworld to see how we tackle some of the tough terrain. Whether we swim, kayak or row across those waters, you can be sure it will be cold. Still looking for brave volunteers to swim the channel!
We would be grateful if you would spare some change to sponsor our walk for Macmillan Cancer Support. You can access our JustGiving page here.
*Disclaimer. This is all virtual and AutoRek will not be breaking any travel restrictions to ‘walk the world’. Photos are from times when travel was allowed.