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 3 - welcome to Scandinavia

Ahoy there blog readers!

It's Gordon here and Welcome to day 3 of my trip.

I hope you have been enjoying the blog pots by my wife Kirsty and I. It's seems Kirsty's posts are getting better reviews for her humour so I'll try and keep up.

It was another glorious day across Europe an after being awoken by a crow (who needs an alarm clock) I paid up for the campsite, got showered and hit the road.



I knew I had a few miles to cover (460 ish) but luckily I had the autobahn on my side so I made good progress. I passed Bremen and Hamburg before continuing North past Flensburg (where I first met Lirsty) and then into Denmark.

I stopped just past the town of Middlefart (teehee) and had a bite of lunch (pitta bread, cheese triangle, and vacuum packed booked sausage) - for those who maybe don't quite think I'm roughing it this time, I'll have you know there was a Burger King at that services so I did pretty well to resist knowing my love of burgers.

I carried on east through Denmark and saw lots of other bikes on the road but still no Brits. I went what I'm sure must be the two biggest bridges in Europe ( one was about 11km long) and got some awesome gopro footage (but you'll have to wait to see it). I then pressed on into Sweden, getting lost (again) on the way past Cophenhahen airport (I think the gord-nav was playing up in the heat).



I finally arrived at my campsite in Landskrona,Sweden at around 7pm local time 460 miles later. When I arrived at the reception I booked in and the guy said "you've been here before" ... I had a little smile to myself thinking it must be my handsome good looks and Geordie/Scottish twang that reminded him, however it was his computer as I have him my passport to check in... Still not as famous as Charley and Ewan!

I pitched my tent before grabbing some scram and getting the wifi to work.

It's been another beautiful day here and a lovely sunset to boot.


Tomorrow I set off for Norway and hopfully arrive dry again in Oslo by evening.

Thanks to EVERYONE for the support and for all the follows, likes, and comments on twitter and facebook. I'll reply to as many as I can when I have wifi. They really keep my spirits up on the lonley road :)

Ride safe and cya soon.

Gordon

Comments

  1. Happy to see you have some perfect riding weather. 11km bridge sounds fantastic. Enjoy waking up to follow your ride each morning. Bought a neck warmer and wristband last night. Happy travels Gordon. Does your bear have a name and is this his/her first trip?

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  2. Glad you are keeping dry darling. We are all fine here. Gran drove the car for first time yesterday. Rob off to gym today as it is half term. Scenery there looks amazing. Keep safe gordy love mum xxxxxx

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