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 Sixteen - Anyone got a boat??

Hello all!

Sorry this one is a bit later than normal.. I did speak to him last night but it was late and we have ahd a lot of things to mull over..

Right..Gordon spent the day having a chilled out time riding on some fun country roads and visiting a place called Ski..like the yoghurt!! :D Well..either that or they name places after activites based there..would hate to hear what a local nudist beach would be called.. ha ha ha

He has also been to Oslo to have a look around but as with most things..Gordon's luck seemed to run out..and he didnt realise that it was another bank holiday and so the shops were closed..The Scandinavians seem to have more bank holidays then us..I wonder when they actually work and if they have a law firm that would have me! :D

He has found a campsite called Ekeberg camping..original i know..and is on a hill above Oslo which must have wicked views! He said that although it has been windy today it hasn't rained and it is in fact quite sunny..unlike the UK today which is rubbish and overcast!

Gordon's Norweigan compadre, Hans called and broke some bad news..apparently there have been major floods north of Oslo and the E6 motorway is now shut to the point where some of the roads and bridges have actually been washed away. The 'BBC Gord News' via 'Hans International' tells me that the flooding is due to the winter glaciers still melting as well as the particularly heavy rainfall that they have had over the last week. This is potentially jeopodising the trip to the arctic circle once again..as he is unsure of how he will get there..suggestions are more than welcome of someone who would be willing to swim hundreds of miles with a 14 stone man on ur back?? No..ok..back to the drawing board then..

Gordon is going to the train station today to ask for options and see what he can sort out..so if you do one thing today..please make it keeping your finegrs crossed for him..maybe this is his comeup-ance for laughing in the face of adversity too much! :S

I will let you all know when I do what is going on and hopefully one more issue will be sorted! :)

That's it for now..let me know about the swimmers/yacht lenders..lol..

Ride Safe Gordon

xxxxxx

Miles rode today - 96 miles
Total mileage - 3,154 miles

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