Gordon Wilson, retired lecturer and avid motorcyclist, had an idea: to jump on a motorbike and ride through America’s lower 48 states in 48 days, all to raise money for The Great North Air Ambulance Service.
As Gordon’s official New Jersey sponsor, Alderson Law is proud to be amongst the many organisations supporting his adventure.
Gordon, 61, is a highly experienced motorcyclist, with many years and many miles under his belt. In fact, this won’t be his first solo ride through the US, but it will certainly be his most challenging. The route, totalling approximately 13,000 miles, will average out at around 300 miles per day — that’s a lot of riding!
But Gordon isn’t fazed. Speaking to the Chronicle, he said, “On a scale of one to 10 of how excited I am, it is 11. . . I’m doing this to promote motorcycling can be a good thing. It’s good to disengage and to get rid of the stresses and strains of life. It will demonstrate you can ride safely and to promote long distance motorcycling.”
His journey started in Florida on the 1st of August, and will take him on a westbound route through the northern and western coastal states, before circling back and finishing once again in Florida mid-September. All without the aid of a SatNav, we should add.
Discussing his motives for choosing to fundraise for the Air Ambulance, Gordon said, “. . . they’ve pulled so many motorcyclist off the roads and other road traffic accidents and saved their lives. It’s run by charity and they do a fantastic job.” You can learn more about the The Great North Air Ambulance Service and the vital work they do by visiting their website.
As for Gordon, he’s already raised over half of his target funds, and you can still support him by visiting his JustGiving page and donating to his cause. You can also track his journey on Facebook, where he’s posting regular updates on his progress. (At the time of writing, he’s currently in Wisconsin.)
From everyone at Alderson Law, we wish Gordon a safe and successful journey!