THE ARCTIC RIDER STORY

"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.

3 Weeks to go!

Hi everyone,

So it's only 21 days till I leave and it all seems to be getting real now! I have arranged for two friends to come down to Dover with me as company and my dad is meeting me in Calais for a few days, after which time, I will be on my own, till my fiancee Kirsty comes to visit me in Oslo.

I am thinking about going down to the superbike race weekend at Croft to test ride with Uttley and Dale and get used to doing longer mileage again as my first day down to Dover will be 360 miles.

So far we ar up to £635 which is amazing and I am really grateful to everyone who has donated so far and please others keep donating so that I can reach my target of £1,000. It would be amazing to give that amount to Cerebra as they totally deserve it! Also big thanks to Newcastle Business School and the AA for their generosity.

I have looked today and the temperature in Nordkapp sits at 2 degrees celsius which is a scary prospect! But at least it is above freezing.

I have been looking and i will have to purchase an eye mask and we have discovered that they will be in sunlight for the whole of June in Finland and Norway..insomnia here we come..lol


This is a picture of me in my russian hat, a look i will be sporting alot when not on the bike by the looks of the average temperature charts!

That's all for now..I will be undating it a lot more as we get closer to my departure date.

Ride Safe
Gordon

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