© Ulf Müller 2013
Nevil
Hi, my name's Nevil Stow and I live in Canmore, Alberta, Canada. Canmore nestles in the eastern Edge of the Canadian Rockies (they're made of rock and they're rocky so we call them....The Rockies). I work in the construction industry in Canada. On September 24, 2009 I had a stroke. I was 45 years old and never thought anything like this would happen to me. The stroke affected all sensation down my left side and saw me hospitalized. The folks at the hospital didn’t waste any time putting me back together, yet it remained a life-changing experience. The humbling experience wasn’t wasted on me. I decided to take this life- changer and join it with my passion for motorcycles to raise money for Heart and Stroke research. You see, motorcycles have been my life. I started riding at a very early age in England and subsequently have had bikes all my life. In 2010 I rode my BMW from Canmore, Alberta, Canada (my home of 15 years) to Inuvik, North West Territories and Prudhoe Bay/Deadhorse Alaska, covering some 5500 Kilometres of dirt roads in the process. This was only 9 months after my stroke. The roads took me twice through the Arctic Circle, out of tree line and across Arctic Tundra. During this trip I raised $5500 in aid of Stroke research, riding the whole way with a numb left foot … I missed a lot of gears too! For more about that trip see my personal blog. Over the last thirty something years I have had the pleasure of motorcycling the whole of the UK, France, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Andorra, Italy, Spain … basically most of Europe. My attention turned to North America in 1985 when I set out hitchhiking for a couple of years all over the US and Canada only to end up buying another bike in California and completing my travels on a 1000cc Honda Goldwing with a backpack as my luggage system! So … what’s next? I’m teaming up with Ulf and we’re riding around the world from Land’s End in the UK to Cape Spear, Newfoundland in Canada. We’ll be crossing Europe, The Balkans, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Russia, Mongolia and the North American continent. My BMW R1200GSA is far too bulky and heavy for the trip, so I spent last winter working on a Suzuki DR650. Once again I’ll be fundraising for Heart & Stroke research and also for Kids Cancer, after a dear friend’s child was diagnosed. We will have a great time on the road (and off road) - you can follow me on my RTW2013 BLOG. Nevil
I never thought anything like this would happen to me. Motorcycles have been my life.
ROUND THE WORLD
2013 on motorbikes
ROUND THE WORLD
2013 on motorbikes
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