This adventure is in stark contrast to the West 2 East Challenge, undertaken by Bailey Australia in 2015, in which two locally built Alu-Tech caravans travelled 3,700 miles the breath of the country through some of the most remote parts of the Australian Outback in temperatures at times in excess of 35 degrees on a mixture of dirt, gravel and corrugated roads.
This time round the vehicles will be driven by, among others: Simon Howard (Marketing Director, Bailey of Bristol & W2E Challenge Veteran); John Rawlings (Freelance Journalist & Seasoned Arctic Traveller); Martin Dorey (Celebrity Chef & Television Personality) Lee Davey (Freelance Journalist & Bailey Brand Ambassador) & Bernie Jones (The Caravan and Motorhome Club Tow Course Instructor). Throughout the journey, they will also be joined by representatives from the Outdoor Leisure, Travel and Motoring media.
The team will be posting daily blogs and social media updates as often as possible using the hashtag #ArcticAdventure via the Bailey and The Caravan and Motorhome Club social media channels details of which are as follows:
Bailey of Bristol:
• Twitter & Instagram
The Caravan and Motorhome Club:
• Club Together Community
• Twitter & Instagram
Talking about the challenge ahead Bailey Marketing Director and a member of the ‘Arctic Adventure’ team Simon Howard, said: “After completing the West2East challenge in Australia we wanted to show people the other side of the ‘extreme caravanning coin’”. Whilst the road and weather conditions in Northern Finland will be the polar opposite to those we experienced in the Australian Outback, they will be no less challenging.
“Hopefully we’ll be able to show people that if you put your mind to it you really can go anywhere and do anything in a modern leisure vehicle” he added.
Commenting on The Caravan and Motorhome Club’s involvement Director General Nick Lomas said: “The Caravan and Motorhome Club is delighted to support the ‘Arctic Adventure’ as it highlights what fantastic adventures you can have in a caravan or a motorhome. Not everybody can travel to the Arctic Circle but we hope it inspires people to have their own adventures, whether it be travelling for 10 miles, 100 miles or a thousand miles.”
In addition to The Caravan and Motorhome Club, Bailey of Bristol would like to thank the following companies for their support with this venture, Volvo UK, Millbrook Proving Ground, Truma, Mountain Warehouse, Milenco, Gaslow, Tyron, Wheels Solutions, Nextbase as well as Bailey Parts and Accessories.