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Whitley Bay man to embark on 6,000-mile bike ride to Arctic Circle

Nordkapp is the most northerly point in Europe within the arctic circle
Nordkapp is the most northerly point in Europe within the arctic circle
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Friday, 19, Apr 2013 11:14

by Tom Walsh

A biking enthusiast is set to swap the Whitley Bay coastline for the Arctic Circle as he embarks on a 6,000-mile expedition.

Gordon Stuart, from the north-east town, will set off to Nordkapp, the most northerly point of Europe in May 2014 to help raise money for the charity Cerebra.

His 16-year-old brother Robbie suffered brain damage due to a near cot death at just nine months, and Gordon is aiming to help gather donations to help support the good cause.

It is the second time that the biking enthusiast has attempted the trek after his 2011 trip ended in an accident on the eighth day in Sweden.

Mr Stuart told News Guardian: "On my last trip I raised £1,700 for Cerebra and I'm hoping to beat that amount this time. So far I have support from NE Fit and Nomad-biker Ltd, but I am looking for anyone else who would like to be a sponsor to get in touch."

The Tyrone Times also recently reported a similar jaunt, with Frank McNelis setting off from County Tyrone to Zambia.

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