Pedal power for charity

Provincial Perimeter Pedal 25/08/14'Left Billy Robinson of Stonegate Lodge 6118 Thorne from Westwoodside'Right Bob Corfield of Hallcross Lodge 5744 Doncaster from Thorne 'at Thorne Masonic Hall
Provincial Perimeter Pedal 25/08/14'Left Billy Robinson of Stonegate Lodge 6118 Thorne from Westwoodside'Right Bob Corfield of Hallcross Lodge 5744 Doncaster from Thorne 'at Thorne Masonic Hall
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45 cyclists made a whistle stop visit to Thorne Masonic Hall as they took part in a gruelling challenge to cycle 280 miles in three day.

The cyclists, all of whom were freemasons, visited the hall as part of the ‘Provincial Perimeter Pedal’ that takes in 24 masonic halls around Yorkshire.

Billy Robinson, 55 of Stonegate Lodge Thorne and Bob Corfield, 67 of Hallcross Lodge Doncaster were amongst those taking part in the challenge to rais money for the Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution (RMBI) Festival which was launched in 2012 and runs for five years. It has raised more than £1m to date.

It is a gruelling route with the cyclists climbing 7,000 feet on the first day, around 8,500 feet on the second, with a less arduous challenge on the last day.

The idea for the challenge came from freemasons Martyn Bolt and Craig Johnson who were inspired by the Tour de France.