"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.


Arctic Ride Iceland sponsors

Suzuki Bikes UK have very kindly provided me with their latest VStrom 1000 XT adventure bike to complete the ride on.

Devitt Insurance have kindly provided insuarnce for the VStrom for the durtaion for the duration of the trip to Iceland. They also arranged a £300 helmet as a prize for The Arctic Ride raffle.

Traverse magazine have kindly agreed to cover my Arctic Ride trip. 

Custom Lids kindly provided a £120 prize to The Arctic Ride raffle

J&S Accessories kindly provided a £140 prize to The Arctic Ride raffle.

DFDS Seaways kindly provided a free crossing voucher for The Arctic Ride raffle.

Visorcat kindly provided a wash/wipe system for The Arctic Ride raffle.

Sam Manicom kindly provided 4 copies of his book Book - Into Africa: Africa by Motorcycle - Every Day an Adventure for The Arctic Ride raffle

Exotogg have kindly provided The Arctic Rider with their latest thermal insulation layer to keep warm in Iceland.

Iron Butt Challenge sponsors

Devitt have been arranging insurance for Britain's bikers for over 75 years, so I know I'm in reliable hands. They compare prices from our insurers to find the cheapest and most suitable motorcycle insurance. Click here to get a insurance quote.

SportsBikeShop are proud to be the UK's fastest growing retailer of motorcycle clothing and accessories. In just 5 short years they've transformed from a spare bedroom business into a multi-million pound operation.

Baby swimming, toddler swimming and child swimming classes in and around Newcastle, Sunderland, Durham and surrounding areas in the North East.With classes perfectly tailored to suit your child's age and confidence, our classes are full of songs, rhymes, games and activities working towards your little one swimming independently, safely and happily, both above and under the water.

Karen McAllister is a graphic designer with experience working in the fashion industry working as a designer, marketing and production manager.

Arctic Ride 2014 sponsors

Newcastle Rider Training - Established in 1991 and still providing the best motorcycle tuition in the North East. Everything from CBT for beginners, through instruction to pass your test, and on to advanced training for serious bikers.

The North East Motorcycle Racing Club is based in the North East of England and is for all motorcycle racers, racing enthusiasts, supporters and fans. The club promotes and encourages road racing and motorcycle sporting interests for all enthusiast within the north east.

Custom Lids the north's leading motorcycle clothing specialists. Helmets. We stock hundreds of helmets. Clothing. Leathers, waterproofs, boots and gloves.

Nomad-Biker Ltd provide adventure motorcycle travel, survival, hostile environment training for bikers and travellers.

Newcastle photographer Bruce Allinson, of Allinson's Photography, has kindly offered to provide some professional photographs for PR use for my Arctic Ride.

Since 1989 Allinson’s Photography have shared a genuine passion for the best Professional Photography with clients in Newcastle, the North East of England and across the United Kingdom. They provide many services including Wedding Photography, Advertising and PR Photography and much more.

Devitt have been arranging insurance for Britain's bikers for over 75 years, so I know I'm in reliable hands. They compare prices from our insurers to find the cheapest and most suitable motorcycle insurance. Also, currently with Devitt motorbike insurance you get a free REALRIDER app worth £25.

Developed over 20 years by leading experts, Auritech BIKER Hearing Protectors are superior to traditional foam, wax, or silicone earplugs. 
Precision-tuned, patented ceramic filters ensure maximum protection from dangerous levels of engine, wind, and road noise.

A Plus Racing provide the unique opportunity to purchase or hire GoPro cameras in the North East of England.
A Plus Racing have kindly offered to supply me with a GoPro Hero 3 Camera with all mounts and accessories to help me film my trip while I am riding in the Arctic.

Reevu motorbike helmets prevent accidents with their rear view system - a new level of safety for motorcycle helmets. Reevu have provided me with a brand new helmet for my journey to the Arctic.

NEfit are going to be providing tailored fitness and training program to get my body and my ready for 3 weeks sat on a motorbike. NEfit's aim is to help as many people in the North East achieve their health, fitness and slimming goals. They provide high quality, affordable training services and taking a realistic approach to lifestyle and nutrition.All personal trainers NEfit are fully certified and insured who have great experience and knowledge in both fitness and nutrition. Each session  is structured by one of our trainers to get you the best health, fitness and slimming results in the quickest manageable time frame.


  1. I'm delighted that Allinson's Photography has been given this opportunity to support such a great effort to raise funds for a very worthy cause.

    I'm looking forward to the bike being adorned with up with sponsors logos so I can get out with the camera and deliver some publicity photographs for Gordon and his Arctic Ride 2014


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