Riding to the Arctic Circle for charity

Joe Vella and Philip Chircop are two local motorcycle enthusiasts, who have decided to take on a challenge to ride some 11,000 km to Norway and back in aid of charity between July 14 and August next year.

The trip to North Cap in the Arctic Circle will include three ferry crossings, two bikes and a tent. They will have five stops in Italy, two stops in Germany, one in Belgium, one in Sweden and one in Finland.

“It’s a very long and tiring journey. Thirty days is a long time so we are camping all the way to save time and money,” they told The Times Motoring.

Vella and Chircop met for the first time in September last year in Livorno, and again last May in Sicily. “We had never actually met in Malta before,” they said. 

“We want to lend a hand to disabled people, we want to give something, help someone, make life a little bit easier not just for them but also for their families, and we are doing this without expecting anything in return, so we decided to exploit this adventure for a good cause,” they said.


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