Wallace & Gromit Head to the Arctic


We like human-powered journeys, so this quirky and whimsical one sure appealed. Blind Brit, Stephen Beresford and his guide dog, Forest, will be doing a Wallace and Gromit impersonation as they ride 1,200 miles (1900 km) through Norway to the Arctic Circle and back. Forest, having assisted Stephen for the past 10 years, is due to put his paws up in retirement after the adventure. Thus Stephen, who only has 10% vision in one eye, hopes the trip can act as a fundraiser for the ‘Guide Dogs for the Blind’ charity, as a way of giving back. The custom built side car would make Wallace the made DIY inventor proud. A sighted friend will accompany the pair to keep them on the straight and narrow. All the best to the team. Via ::This Is Bradford.