The Arctic Rider is an ongoing project of charity motorbike challenges by fundraiser Gordon Stuart.
“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
The Arctic Rider is an ongoing project of charity motorbike challenges by fundraiser Gordon Stuart. Gordon combines his passion for motorbikes to help raise money and awareness for charities close to his heart.
|Gordon on his departure to the Arctic - May 2014|
In 2014, Gordon rode 6,000 miles solo to Nordkapp in the Arctic Circle, raising over £5,000 for Cerebra.
In 2016, he completed the UK ‘Iron Butt challenge’, riding the length of the UK from Lands End to John O’Groats in 18 hours raising over £1,800 for Tiny Lives Trust.
In June 2018, Gordon will travel to Alaska to attempt to ride the deadly Dalton Highway, to raise money for Cerebra and Tiny Lives Trust.
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 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 - 29
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
Suzuki Maraurder 125 (Blue)
Yamaha Virago 535 (Red)
Kawasaki ER5 (Blue)
Suzuki GSX650F (Blue)
|Arctic Norway - June 2014|