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 1 - Waves


Hi everyone,

So I'm finally on my way to the Arctic.

I had a great send of this morning from St Mary's lighthouse in Whitley bay with my friends family and Cerebra there. I waved goodbye to my pregnant wife Kirsty and hit the Tarmac for Dover.

I was escorted through Tynside by a police biker and several other bikes and was joined the whole way to Dovet by my friends Ant and Christine.


The weather on the ride down was truly awful however my new boots did the trick and kept my feet dry. On the 360 miles ride I encoured rain that would have been out of place in the Noah film. Luckily my bike acted like the arc and kept me safe from the wave after wave of rain that kept coming.



After 9 hours on the road due to much needed stops and heavy traffic I arrived in Dover greeted by sunshine and some welcoming camping neighbours.


I was also able to use the campsites offices Wi-Fi to get this blog out so big thanks to the camping centre here!

I must say a massive thanks to everyone who came down this morning up support me and for all the good luck messages on facebook and twitter!!

That's all for today! Check out my facebook page or YouTube for today's video blog!

Ride safe,

Gordon

Comments

  1. It was a fantastic morning gordy, tob really enjoyed it and I got some good info from Shona aabout his transition and finacnes which you can read when you get back. Love you my angel Mummy xxxx

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