Newcastle Photographers logo going to Arctic Circle
Allinson’s Photography Sponsors Arctic Ride 2014
Last weekend saw our Logo’s first public display on the Arctic Ride 2014 motorcycle on the North East Motorcycle Racing Club (NEMCRC) stand at Durham BikeWise. Of course I could not resist going over there to see how well it looked on the bike and to show support for Gordon on the NEMCRC stand.
What is Arctic Ride 2014 all about?
In May and June of 2014 Gordon Stuart will ride his motorcycle from his home town of Whitley Bay 6,000 miles to Nordkapp in Norway, the most northerly point in Europe and deep inside the Arctic Circle. He plans to cover this journey and back home in just 3 weeks.
This will see Gordon riding and average of nearly 300 miles a day for 21 days straight on some of the most challenging roads in Europe.
The reason Gordon is taking on this challenge is to raise money for brain injury charity Cerebra.
Cerebra have helped Gordon’s little brother Robbie who suffered an acquired brain injury aged just 9 months which left him with severe learning difficulties. Gordon would now like to try and return some of the support Cerebra have given his brother and his family.
Allinson’s Photography is so very pleased to be supporting this great effort to raise money for such a good cause and our own love of motorcycles make it all the more interesting.
Bruce Allinson said “I remember in the 80’s covering a 997 mile trip from John O Groats to Lands End in a day for charity on my little 550 Kawasaki and while I might have covered 3 times Gordon’s daily milage in one day and I had a long trip home the following day, BUT I then had all week at work to recover. I know it’s going to be tough for Gordon getting into the saddle every single day for 21 days. I also know challenges like this are once in a lifetime leaving us with great memories that stay with us all our lives. It is great to of support and play a small part in the Arctic Ride 2014”
Get involved and support Arctic Ride 2014
You can find out more about the Arctic Ride 2014 route and follow a daily blog of all the support and preparation work for the challenge. There are so many ways you can support the Arctic Ride 2014 the most obvious being to give money here on the Arctic Ride 2014 Fundraising Page or call and see Gordon at one of his public outings at shows and venues to find out what a great job he is doing. If you can’t manage any of that then why not get behind the project online follow the Arctic Ride 2014 Blog, Like the FaceBook page and follow on Twitter and please do not forget to tweet and share the posts, videos and webpages etc. as much as you can across social networks.
You would not believe how helpful this can be and the kind of support it can bring to a good cause like Arctic Ride.
A few weeks ago Allinson’s Photography introduced Arctic Ride to the local motorcycle racing club Bruce Allinson works with as a volunteer, the NEMCRC, (North East Motor Cycle Racing Club). The club members and committee loved what Gordon was doing and have pledged to support Arctic Ride 2014. This all began last weekend when Arctic Ride not only shared the NEMCRC stand at BikeWise but Gordon was presented with a cheque by the NEMCRC Chairman Micheal Anderson on behalf of the committee and members to support the project and the cause.
So, you can see how valuable a simple introduction or a re tweet can be and you just never can tell what a little bit of help and support can lead to.