Gert surprises charity with Arctic Circle fundraiser

Gert surprises charity with Arctic Circle fundraiser

Gert surprises charity with Arctic Circle fundraiser

First published in News

WHEN north Essex resident Gert van Kerkoerle contacted Diabetes UK to say he wanted to organise a fundraising event, they expected him to host a coffee morning.

But the 44-year-old surprised them with his vision for the Sugarrun – a motorbike and sidecar round-trip ride from his Great Bentley home to the Arctic Circle.

He said: “When I mentioned the Arctic Circle, they couldn’t believe it.

“We’re keen bikers and I do an average of 25,000 miles a year. We go biking in the snow in Austria and all that sort of thing.

“We thought why not take it to the extreme and see some proper snow.”

Sponsor Gert at www.justgiving.com/sugarrun2014

See Monday's Gazette for more.

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