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.

Day Fifteen - Stuck in the Mud

Hello All!

So, Gordon has now left Sweden behind him and is now in Norway for the forseeable future..or at least the next week! ha ha His ride today was full of rain but luckily as he pulled into the campsite it cleared up a bit for him so that he could put his tent up without it getting too wet. However, when he was directed to a particular area of the site, he managed to get his bike stuck in the mud! He tried to push it out for couldnt do it and so had to wait for a nice old man who drove a BMW bike to be his Norweigan Hero..LOL..I wonder if he sang 'You can be my hero baby..' to him in Norweigan..let's hope he did!

He is now 5km south of Moss and is in a bay overlooking the sea and can see Horten across the water which is where we will be going when I go over. He also saw the airport today..eek..I may burst with excitement soon..*cough cough*

ANYWAY... on route to Moss today, there was a car accident on the motorway which meant that the traffic had come to a stop for quite a while..now whilst normal people would sit and chill out..Gordon decided that this would be a good opportunity to whip the pringles out and have a munch..he is so led by his stomach!! lol

One issue which Gordon is having again now that he is so far up north is the amount of daylight. This evening I spoke to him at 11pm his local time and he said that it was really light and that the sun had still not set. Hence his beauty regime now includes finding and putting on his eye mask as standard..i hope that someone stubbles into his tent and finds him..or lends him a face mask to go with it!! lol

After cheating on Macdonald's today and going for a Burger King instead, his evening has consisted of listening to Romania Today..if you ever decide to go to Romania and have any questions about it or need any facts, then Gordopedia should be consulted, although with caution! lol Today has also seen Gordon go over the 20,000 miles mark on his bike which is a massive amount of mileage! The plan for tomorrow is to head up to his Norweigan friends house 30 km away and consult with him about..well...i'm not really sure what..so I will have to let u know about that..lol..and he is also going to go and explore Moss before heading north to the arctic circle.

Please keep your comments and donations coming people as they are lovely to read and are helping Gordon to stay motivated! :D

Ride Safe Gordon

xxxxxx

Miles rode today - 171 miles
Total Mileage - 3,060 miles

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