"Gordon Stuart (AKA The Arctic Rider) is on a mission to ride his motorbike across the Arctic Circle in every country possible, while raising money and awareness for causes close to his heart."

“It started in 2011 as a charity ride to the Arctic Circle that didn’t really go to plan, and has become a near obsession with the Arctic, an obsession with riding a motorbike, and an obsession helping organisations who help others” - Traverse Magazine, November 2017.

To date, Gordon has raised over £13,000 for charities, ridden over 14,000 miles as part of the challenges.

Gordon is an Ambassador UK-brain injury charity Cerebra and global youth leader forum One Young World, and fundraiser for special care babies charity Tiny Lives. He is keen motorcyclist, writer, and film maker.

Welcome to the Blog/Update/Press Release

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog for Arctic Ride,

Progress with the trip has been coming along nicely. I've had my dissertation to do the past 5 months or so but its finally been handed in as of yesterday so I'm full steam ahead (apart from Wedding Planning and my other two uni assignments) with planning for Arctic Ride.

So this is where we are at so far:
  • I have been awarded a Travel Scholarship by Northumbria University (my uni) to help fund part of my travel costs.
  • The AA have very kindly given me free fully comprehensive European breakdown cover for the whole trip.
  • Charley Boorman and MP Alan Campbell have backed my trip.
My leaving date looks set to be Saturday 28th May 2011 with my return date Friday 24th June 2011. So that's going to be 28days on the road with just me, my bike and what will probably a very small tent to save room for much needed food. On the 28th of May I am planning a 'starting line' for the trip but I will have more info as this develops.

So far the total raised for Cerebra stands at £475! Thank you so much for everyone who has donated and for those who haven't please do.

Also this week has seen the Marketing Officer at Cerebra send out my press release to all the major bike mags and local and national media types so fingers crossed we get some interest and drum up even more support and donations.

Anyway that's all for now.

Ride safe.



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