STIRLINGSHIRE MASONS TAKE PART IN CHARITY CYCLE

A large number of Brethren from various Lodges of the Province of Stirlingshire and friends worked in tandem to raise thousands of pounds for Prostate Scotland during a cycle over the weekend of 15/16 October.

Headed by a two man team on a yellow tandem and backed up by cyclists of varying abilities, the volunteers visited the premises of all 23 lodges within the Province a journey of 100 mile.

The lodges visited included Loch Lomond and Balfron in the West, seven in Clackmannanshire, four in the Stirling and the remainder around the Falkirk area.

Despite terrible weather conditions, there was elation when the cyclists safely arrived at their final stop the premises of Lodge Bannockburn Bruce and Thistle No 312.

They were ably assisted by a number of Brethren in their support team and by Brethren at the various lodges who provided sustenance.

Alistair said: "This was a super achievement by members of Lodges across the Province and even some non-Masons took part. They started in torrential rain on Saturday and as soon as they finished on Sunday afternoon the sun came out. Fortunately Adam and I only had to pose for a picture with the tandem."

Adam Gaines, Director of Prostate Scotland, said: "This is a very humbling experience and we are very grateful to all the lodges who took part this year. We are also receiving tremendous support from fellow masons the length and breadth of Scotland and events like this raise the profile not only of our charity but of prostate related illnesses which for too long were not discussed."

Two years ago a similar two-day cycling challenge was boosted by other fund raising events held in several Stirlingshire Lodges and raised over £16,000.

Next month the cyclists will take part in a Degree ceremony in Denny on 11th November to conclude the fund raising and they hope to exceed the previous total.

The members who took part and Provincial Grand Lodge would also like to give a special thanks to Police Scotland for their co-operation and assistance during the event.

If anyone has any further images they want posted please send them to me at stirlingshireweb@blueyonder.co.uk.

Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master Bro Alistair T Marshall and Adam Gaines, Director of Prostate Scotland, are pictured in front of some of the cyclists who took part in a sponsored cycle last weekend (15/16 October).

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