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Around the World in 80 Days

our epic journey is underway
26,000 miles - 80 Days

Eccles (Salford) England to Dover England to Calais France to Zurich Switzerland to Milan Italy to Zagreb Croatia to Tirana Albania to Sofia Bulgaria to Istanbul Turkey to Aleppo Syria to Jeddah Saudi Arabia to Aden Yemen to Muscat Oman to Karachi Pakistan to Mumbai India to Khulna Bangladesh to Mandalay Burmah to Singapore to Hong Kong to Shanghai China to Tokyo Japan to San Francisco USA to New York USA to Liverpool England to Eccles (Salford) England

Day 1 - 1st July 2024 - 238 strong Team depart MS Therapy Centre, Eccles, Salford

The MS Therapy Centre (NW)’s ambitious global virtual challenge was officially launched today at midday from their centre in Eccles, with rugby legend Adrian Morley giving the event a star-studded send-off. This exciting kickoff marks the beginning of an incredible 80-day journey inspired by Jules Verne’s classic novel “Around the World in 80 Days.”

Adrian Morley, known for his illustrious career in rugby league, lent his support to this worthy cause, by setting us off on our way, adding extra excitement and media attention to the event’s start.  He also made a personal commitment to log his own miles joining us on this epic challenge.

As soon as Adrian sounded the starting horn, participants sprang into action, immediately beginning to log miles towards the 26,000 mile goal. Team members ran, walked and cycled back to their offices and homes, demonstrating the event’s accessibility to all and the enthusiasm to the challenge.

Over the next 80 days, until 18th September, team members will report their progress each week so that we can track our journey and keep you updated.  The virtual nature of the event allows for wide participation, uniting centre members and the community in this ambitious endeavour.

The strong start to the event has created a buzz of excitement. 

Support this epic journey today! Whether you’re adding miles to the total, spreading the word, or contributing financially, every effort helps in reaching the 26,000 mile goal.

E-mail your weekly miles to Tony at: tonyh@mstherapynw.org  Then, share the JustGiving site below with all your family and friends and encourage them to support your fantastic challenge as part of the Round the World Team. 

Please help us make a difference.


A huge thank you to GCM Security who are kindly sponsoring this event.GCM Security Limited Logo

And we are off...
The countdown begins...

Days to go
Team Members Clocking Up The Miles
Already Raised for this Event
(Just Giving and Direct Contributions)
£ 20000

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The Jules Verne Route

Jules Verne’s famous novel “Around the World in Eighty Days” follows the adventures of Phileas Fogg and his valet Passepartout as they attempt to circumnavigate the globe within the prescribed time frame. The route they take traverses various countries and continents, showcasing a diverse array of landscapes, cultures, and experiences. Here is a brief description of the highlights of some of the destinations they visit on their journey:

1. London, England: The journey begins in London, where Phileas Fogg wagers that he can travel around the world in eighty days. The bustling streets and iconic landmarks of London set the stage for the epic voyage ahead.  We are starting in Eccles, Greater Manchester, but it’s only round the corner from London..

2. Egypt: Fogg and Passepartout travel to Egypt, where they encounter the majestic pyramids of Giza and the bustling streets of Cairo. The ancient wonders of the Nile River Valley provide a mesmerizing backdrop for their adventures.

3. India: The duo’s next stop is in India, where they experience the vibrant colors, sights, and sounds of bustling cities like Calcutta and Bombay. They also traverse the picturesque landscapes of the countryside, encountering exotic wildlife and ancient temples along the way.

4. Hong Kong: In Hong Kong, Fogg and Passepartout find themselves amidst a blend of traditional Chinese culture and modern cosmopolitanism. The bustling markets, temples, and skyline of this vibrant city provide a rich tapestry of experiences.

5. Yokohama, Japan: The travelers arrive in Yokohama, where they immerse themselves in the unique customs and traditions of Japan. From ancient temples to bustling markets, they discover the rich cultural heritage of this island nation.

6. San Francisco, United States: Crossing the Pacific Ocean, Fogg and Passepartout arrive in San Francisco, where they encounter the rugged beauty of the California coast and the vibrant energy of the city by the bay. The iconic Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island are just a few of the famous landmarks they explore.

7. New York City, United States: The final leg of their journey brings them to the bustling metropolis of New York City. From the towering skyscrapers of Manhattan to the green spaces of Central Park, Fogg and Passepartout experience the vibrant diversity of this iconic American city.

Throughout their journey, Fogg and Passepartout face numerous challenges and obstacles, from missing trains to unexpected detours. However, through wit, determination, and a bit of luck, they ultimately succeed in completing their journey around the world in the nick of time.

Jules Verne’s depiction of the around-the-world journey in “Around the World in Eighty Days” captures the spirit of adventure, discovery, and perseverance. The novel showcases a diverse range of destinations, each with its own unique sights, sounds, and experiences, making it a timeless classic that continues to inspire wanderlust and exploration.