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 Seventeen - Where there's a will..there's a Norweigan!!

God evening

The anticipated news has finally happened..once again Gordon has laughed in the face of adversity..although let's hope not TOO loudly..and is now on his way to the Arctic Circle!! This came with a lot of help from his new buddy Hans who sounds like a legend and has been helping Gordon with his local knowledge..he is also a hero in my eyes because he has offered to lend Gordon his car whilst I am visiting so that I dont have to ride on the handlebars!! can i hear a woop woop? lol He has been spending time with Hans and his children today, one of whom has autism and so understands what a charity like Cerebra can do and why it is so vital. I have also just realised that as Hans has a family..he is NOT hans solo.. ;) LOL

The floods have hit the area north of Oslo hard but luckily Hans was able to direct him around this 'slight problem' and he is now near Trondheim! He has also met a nice couple from Kansas.. first of the Yanks since the start of the trip..still no reindeer yet though which is disappointing! might make him take me to some sort of zoo just so that we can pretend we are in lapland and i may even text santa and see if he wants to meet for a hot chocolate. lol

I can't actually believe that this time tomorrow, Gordon will be there..this is everything that he has been working hard for and a massive thank you to everyone who has supported him on his journey so far!!! I am sure that when he gets back he will invite everyone over for some nibbles and photo showing sessions!!

Funniest thing that Gordon said to me today is that he reckons he can tell between the accents of the people in Norway..he is such a local!! lol!! Although the Norweigans in the back ground sound just like drunk Polish people!! ha ha

The day light is still an issue as it is bright daylight at the moment and it is half past 10 in the evening!! lol He also just got rather excited as he has realised that Trondheim has a hot dog van..lol..answers on a postcard to say what the meat is in the hot dog!! ha ha Fingers crossed its not rat! In saying that he is also currently stalking a bloke with a macdonald's bag..so who knows that joy dinner holds!

So good news all round..please everyone keep those pinkies crossed..its clearly working!! lol

On that happy note, God Natt everyone!

Ride Safe Gordon

xxxxx

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