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 Twenty Two - Darling..can u pass me my matching cagoule please?

Hello Again!

I actually cannot believe how fast these days are going..day twenty two now means that Gordon is into the last week of this adventure. Its been tough in parts and hopefully the adversity has just made him stronger..or at least less moany..lol..but we will see..

Day 22 was full of highs and lows..The highs saw us sight seeing again around the city and looking around the castle and fortress..pretending to be soldiers..looking at the palace..which was no buckingham palace and only had one guard outside it who even spoke to us when we went up to him.. we also saw him parading and he looked more like basil faulty which made us actually LOL..we also went to the supermarket which really tested my (non-existent) norweigan language skills to the test..it was my job to decipher between skinke..which i hope is ham and whatever else was on offer and potentially some sort of rat..we also bought some 'bread' which was illuminous yellow..now if thats natural then i question what is actually in it or whether it makes you glow..lol

We also spent more time in oslo city centre and having a nosy around the university and the popped into sample some ben and jerrys ice cream! They even had a mint chocolate one that you cant get in England..that was yummy!! We went to the opera house too, which as I am sure you will agree looks more like a fake ski slope..we were even allowed to walk all the way up it and i thought..thats a great idea..lets go look at the views..however after all that effort..the main view was of the roads and some construction sites..not quite the views from the sydney opera house..lol

Gordon took me back to the airport and after I got on my plane and played the 'who is going to start the queue' game with ryanair..and our sad goodbye..he headed back to oslo to the campsite to make his pasta and sauce and prepare for the last segment of the journey.

Gordon has around 1500 miles to do in 6 days and the weather is not looking like it is on his side with tons of rain which is just not helpful!! Fingers crossed he doesnt come home shrunk..or too wrinkled..like one of those dogs..that would just not be convenient. The plan for tomorrow, day 23 is to travel to Varberg in Sweden to a place which is by norweigan standards..a bit cheaper..lol..although never thought i would say that one!

That's it for now! :)

Ride Safe Gordon

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Miles today - 13 miles
Total Mileage - 4,867 miles

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