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“From John O’Groats to Lands End: Two Brethren Conquer the Length of Britain on Two Wheels!” 🚴‍♂️🌟

Picture of Richard Dixy, a visiting volunteer standing next to the MCF banner

All in Aid of the Masonic Charitable Foundation 

Today, the 11th May 2024, sees the start of an epic journey for two East Kent Freemasons, Vincent and Will. Starting in Lands’ End, they will be cycling the length of the UK, finishing in the famous Lands’ End.

Purposeful Pedalling: Riding for Charity and Unity

These intrepid Brethren aren’t just chasing the horizon—they’re pedalling with purpose. Their journey from John O’Groats to Lands’ End isn’t merely a physical feat; it’s a heartfelt mission:

Charitable Impact:
Every mile they cover raises funds for a worthy cause. Their wheels spin, and donations flow—supporting the Masonic Charitable Foundation. (MCF)

Unity Across Borders:
As they pedal through diverse landscapes, they weave threads of unity. Their journey transcends geographical boundaries, connecting people, lodges, and communities.

Brotherhood:

Each turn of the crank symbolizes solidarity. Against the backdrop of mist-kissed lochs, sun-drenched meadows, and ancient stone bridges, they ride not as individuals but as representatives of a larger Masonic family—a brotherhood that spans the length of Britain.

Join them on this epic ride, where purpose propels every revolution of the pedals! 🌟

The itenery
The Land’s End to John o’ Groats route covers approximately 1,185 miles (1,907 kilometers) with an elevation gain of around 61,350 feet (18,700 meters). This challenging yet rewarding adventure takes long-distance hikers through diverse landscapes, from rolling hills to coastal cliffs, as they traverse the length of Britain. Cyclists also face a total ascent of 55,000 feet, allowing them to take in the stunning surroundings along the way.
The Fort William to Milngavie section is considered one of the most challenging segments in terms of elevation along the Land’s End to John o’ Groats route. Stretching across 96 miles, this portion offers diverse and impressive scenery, including tall and steep mountains, expansive moorlands, and unbeatable views. Cyclists tackling this section can expect long days in the saddle and elevation gains of up to 4,000 feet (1,200 meters) in a single day. (Details from copilot. )

HELPING AND SPONSORSHIP

Vincent and Will have set up a donation page. Just click on the image of follow this link to help their cause and raise funds for such a great charity.

Vincent and William Lands End to John O’Groats (givetap.co.uk)

the donation page and link

We will be following their endeavours on our Facebook page, so keep checking in over the next few weeks.

Vincent and Will next to their bikes

THE MASONIC CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

Home page – The Masonic Charitable Foundation (mcf.org.uk)

We are the Freemasons’ Charity

Funded entirely through the generosity of Freemasons and their families, the Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF) is one of the largest grant-making charities in the country.

We build better lives by enabling opportunity, advancing healthcare and education and promoting independence.

Our vision

Our Vision for Society

Everyone has the opportunity to lead positive, active and fulfilling lives, especially those that are in need, disadvantaged or marginalised

Our Vision for the Masonic Community

Masonic families are healthy, stable and secure thereby providing them with the opportunities to participate actively in their community and succeed in life.

Our mission

To be a force for good by providing support, care and services to Freemasons and their families in need, and supporting other charities to help the most disadvantaged in society.
We need your stories, so please let the comms team know of the the good work your Lodges and Chapters are doing throughout East Kent. Just drop us a line on news@ekprovince.co.uk