On Thursday 8th June 2017, five representatives from the Wyggeston Lodge No.3448 will be starting their epic 300 mile cycle ride in aid of the Masonic Charitable Foundation and Rainbows Children’s Hospice.
W.Bro. Simon Oldfield has been instrumental in organising the charity event which will see a total of 20 riders from lodges across the Province of Leicestershire and Rutland take part. In addition, Bros. Chris Panteli and Richard Jennings, along with Toni Oldfield (Simon’s wife) and Sunay (W.Bro. Dipak Chauhan’s son) will also be riding. This makes the Wyggeston Lodge the most highly represented of all lodges.
The 300 mile bicycle ride over 4 days will visit all the Masonic centres in Leicestershire & Rutland including riding down to Freemasons’ Hall in Great Queen Street, London between 8th – 11th June 2017. The full schedule is attached. Please do feel free to come along to your local Masonic Hall to support the riders when they arrive.
The cyclists will also call at the site of the former tavern, the Goose and Gridiron in St. Paul’s Churchyard where the Grand Lodge was formed in 1717.
The riders will achieve 12,000 feet of ascent, will have been in the saddle for some 36 hours, and consumed something in the region of 20,000 calories. The distance is approximately equivalent to two stages of the Tour de France.
Other members of the lodge including W.Bros. Dipak Chauhan, Paul Bodycot, Andy Green, Jamie Mollart and Bro. Chris Kent will also be on hand to support the riders during the four days.
Please support our riders reach their target of £20K by donating online:
Alternatively you can donate to the whole team here.