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For those who didn't see my announcements on social media last week, I've finally made public my plans for my next charity motorbike challenge.... I'm going to ALASKA in 2018 to take on the DALTON HIGHYWAY!
I created a 2 minute promo video about my challenge which you can view below or on my YouTube channel.
In summary, 'Arctic Ride Alaska' will see me fly across the Atlantic to Anchorage in Southern Alaska to then ride to Prudhoe Bay, the most northerly town in Alaska, deep inside the Arctic Circle. The route is via the deadly Dalton Highway, one of the worlds most dangerous road.
The total mileage of the ride is 2,000 miles with about half of that on the notoriously dangers Dalton Highway. I will be required to do a substantial amount of off-road riding.
What the experts say - "Every year motorcyclists are killed on the Dalton Highway. Almost half of the highway is paved or chip sealed. The other half can be smooth or baseballs. There are relatively no places to stop along the way: no gas, no convenient stores, no McDonalds. There are stretches of up to 245 miles without gas. You are literally riding through pristine wilderness. Welcome to the food chain." - Phil Freeman (Veteran of 10+ rides up the Dalton Highway), MotoQuest - Alaskan Motorcycle Specialists.
To find out if the 'average rider' conquer the fabled Dalton Highway?
To investigate how Dangerous is the Dalton Highway traveled by motorbike?
And most importantly, to raise funds for two amazing charities who I have supported on my previous challenges:
- Cerebra - Working wonders for children with brain injuries. Who supported my little brother Robbie during this childhood.
- Tiny Lives Trust - Supporting premature and sick newborn babies and their families on the Special Care Baby Unit at the RVI hospital in Newcastle upon Tyne. My daughter Islay was born prematurely in 2014 and spent time at the Special Care Baby Unit.
I have set up a Virgin Money Giving page for those wishing to donate.
I've got lots of plans to make this my biggest challenge yet, and I'll be revealing some of these ideas soon and posting regular updates on my blog and social media pages. If you are interesting in supporting or being involved in my Alaskan adventure, then please get in touch!
Thanks for reading, and until next time.... Ride Safe,