Three Leicestershire cyclists have ridden 95 miles from Syston to Skegness in a day, sustained by hospitality from Lincolnshire brethren along the route and raising £1,000 for their festiv
They stopped off at Melton Mowbray, Grantham, and Boston, and along the way were greeted by our APGMs Peter Brooke and Bruce Goodman, Charity Steward Pete Tong, and a number of other members.
In Grantham they were given a bottle of Champagne as a raffle prize, as well as a cheque for £100 by Trevor Johnston in his capacity as Chairman of Trustees of the Grantham centre, on behalf of the Grantham Masons
towards their fundraising target, and in Skegness they were refreshed by beer and kebabs ahead of an overnight stay and a breakfast the following morning.
They’d been seen off by Leicestershire’s PGM Peter Kinder and other representatives from the Province were at Syston to wave them off. The riders were Vijay Chouhan, Shael Marshall, and Nathan Paddison and their support crew were both Peter Leatherhead – junior and senior.
The ride had been set up with the help of Lincolnshire member Nick Brown, who was approached through the Provincial Facebook page, and made contact with people at our centres to co-ordinate the welcome.
Pictures with this post are by Richard Barnett, (Leicestershire’s Communications Officer), Ralf Galloway, and Bruce Goodman.