Ampersand's very own Olympic hero: Mark Wright!
Mark Wright is not just Ampersand's senior South East Asia sales consultant, he is also champion of The Wright Way East – his own personal challenge to solo cycle from London to Hong Kong to raise money for Breast Cancer Care.
He has been on his bike since April and has so far travelled through England, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Austria, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, Albania, Greece, Turkey and Iran (apologies Mark if we have missed anywhere out – it's hard to keep up!). He is sleeping in his tent and relying on the kindness of strangers or a freshwater stream for the occasional bath. Next, he is heading across the Stans (Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan) and all the way across China and, finally, to Hong Kong. If that mission doesn't qualify as an Olympic feat, we don't know what does!
Here are a few snaps of his travels so far (click to zoom).
Seriously impressive, we think! Definitely a sabbatical with a difference. We would like to wish Mark all the luck in the world and we can't wait to have him back in the office in November. If you would like to support Mark on the second half of his expedition, here's what you can do:
- Keep up with Mark's adventures on his Blog, which he updates regularly.
- 'Like' The Wright Way is East on Facebook.
- Support him by sending him messages of encouragement on his blog and/or Facebook – trust us, he loves it!
- And finally, please support his monumental effort by donating what you can to his fundraising campaign for Breast Cancer Care.