Broch charity campaigner to motorbike across the USA

Gordon Cruden
Gordon Cruden

A Broch charity campaigner will undertake a mammoth motorcycle journey across the USA in a new awareness and fundraising venture.

Gordon Cruden will travel 15,000 miles solo across
48 states in 30 days as he
tries to raise awareness
of the importance of residential support for people struggling with substance
misuse.

The charity worker will also use the trip to raise funds for the Buy Benaiah, a campaign by Teen Challenge North East Scotland to purchase Benaiah - an addiction recovery centre for women.

Last month the Buy Benaiah campaign had raised £270,000 of the £535,000 needed to buy the Stuartfield recovery home for woman and children.

Gordon will begin his American Motorbike Challenge 2016 on June 17 and hopes to finish just under one month later on July 16.

This is not the first motorbike challenge Gordon has undertaken as he tries to raise money for and awareness for his causes.

Last year the charity campaigner completed the Euro Bike Challenge which saw Gordon attempt to visit 47 countries, covering a total of 14,000 miles, by motorbike in just 30 days.

Later in 2015 Gordon completed the Hungry for the Homeless and Addicted Challenge, where he voluntarily made himself homeless and slept rough in six cities across 30 days.

Gordon also used the initiative to shine a spotlight on the plight of homeless people, coming alongside men and women and telling their stories of how they ended up on the streets.