The Arctic Rider

The Arctic Rider is an ongoing project of charity motorbike challenges by fundraiser Gordon Stuart.

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. 

Gordon on his departure to the Arctic - May 2014
Gordon combines his passion for motorbikes to help raise money and awareness for charities close to his heart (check out 'The Charities Page' for more info). This is done through setting himself motorbike related challenges and gaining sponsorship donations for completing them which go straight to the charity. Gordon uses social media including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, as well as corporate sponsors to help raise the profile of his challenges.

"The Arctic Rider is all about a burning sense to do what is right, adventure, community, and raising a shed-load of cash for charity. Yes my challenges cost money to do, and sure I do enjoy them, but being able to combine my passion for motorbikes with raising money for charity its win win for me. My social media work and networking ensure that my adventures raise far more money than they cost (which is all funded by me or my corporate sponsors) meaning every penny donated goes to my charities" - Gordon Stuart

Click on '2016 Iron Butt Challenge' for information on Gordon's Iron Butt ride in 2016. 

Click on the 'Arctic Ride 2014' page to learn more about Gordon's first adventure.

The man behind the helmet

Name - Gordon Stuart
Age - 28
Occupation - IT Project Manager
Passions in life - Family, Newcastle United, MOTORBIKES

Dream bike: BMW R 1200 Adventure
Favorite road ridden - Trollstigen pass, central Norway (video here)
Longest ride - 6,000 miles to the Arctic and back
Biking hero - Charley Boorman

Bike history

Suzuki Maraurder 125 (Blue)
Yamaha Virago 535 (Red)
Kawasaki ER5 (Blue)
Suzuki GSX650F (Blue)

Arctic Norway - June 2014


  1. Hi Gordon, All the very best with this cause. Get in touch via my site (www.thetentguys.eu) I would like to help in some way, and we can discuss the tent/gear you may need. Regards Rodger (Stromrider1000)

  2. Hi Gordon what temperature will it be in the Arctic when you get there, as we may be able to assist with some special equipment if it is required?

    Graham Steele

  3. Hi Gordon, we are a biker friendly B&B in Germany, Manderscheid 54531. We would like to offer you accomodation if your route takes you near us .
    Regards Debbie & Andy

  4. Hello Gordon.
    I am a Norwegian biker and I wonder what Your route plan are? I am living just below the Arctic circle and I am interesting to know when you are passing trough my region and which route you are planning to use, the Coastal road F-17 or the fastest way, E-6? Best regards, Halvard

  5. Hi there Gordon,

    and good luck with your Arctic Ride - an adventure I'm sure you'll remember for the rest of your life!
    Looks like you alrady have a Arctic Ride 2014 thread on www.MCsiden.no, the most active bikerforum up here in Norway. Here's the url :-): http://www.mcsiden.no/viewtopic.php?p=215748#p215748.

    Best regard, AJ - owner and admin.