3 Province Cycle Ride – Update April 2019

The Durham 2021 Festival – 3 Province Cycle Ride

April 2019 Update

As of the 23rd April we have 37 riders and 6 support drivers signed up for this years sponsored cycle ride. There are 3 spaces available due to a number of injury enforced withdrawals so if anyone is interested in taking part please contact Gavin Rowell on gavin.rowell@cmsl-uk.com ASAP. Ride entry costs £150 and includes transport to the start line, 2 nights’ accommodation and a very fetching MCF Cycling Shirt.


With only a little over a month to go, a review of the Durham Masonic Cycling Facebook page and of Strava shows that training rides are now well and truly underway. Mileage is being stepped up and there is even some evidence of some hill training. Rumours of the occasional hill when crossing the North Yorkshire Moors appear to have spurred our riders along.


There is nothing however like a bit of sponsorship to boost the moral and to relieve those aching muscles. So far the team have raised a little over £3000 and would certainly appreciate any further support you could give them. You can visit the team Everyday Hero giving page and sponsor your selected rider by following this link:  https://e0124.everydayhero.com/uk/three-province-pedal-1


For anyone who wants to cheer on the team during the event the draft itinerary is as follows:


Friday 31st May 2019


07.00am – Meet at Durham Services and load bikes into vans

07.30am – Bus and vans depart to start line

09.00am – Arrive at Provincial Office of Yorkshire West Ridings – 18/20 Castle Grove Dr, Leeds LS6 4BR

09.30am – Ride starts

12.30pm –York Masonic Hall – Duncombe Place Masonic Hall, Duncombe Place, York, YO1 7DX

1.30pm – Ride to Premier Inn, Beverley –  Flemingate, Beverley HU17 0NR – Overnight Stay


Saturday 1st June 2019


8.30am – Depart Beverley

12.30pm – Lunch stop at Cross Hill Methodist Church, Hunmanby, YO14 0JT

1.30pm – Depart Hunmanby to ride to Whitby

5.30pm – Arrive at Whitby YHA – East Cliff, Abbey House, Whitby YO22 4JT

7.30pm – Dinner at Hadley’s Fish & Chip Restaurant


Sunday 2nd June 2019


8.30am – Depart Whitby

12.30pm –Guisborough Masonic Hall – 27 Chaloner St, Guisborough TS14 6QD

1.30pm – Depart Guisborough

4.30pm – Finish at The Headland, Hartlepool


Just a few photo’s from the regular training rides and the victims attempting this year’s Challenge.

Thank you for all of the support to date

silver lodge award

Tees Lodge No. 509 – Silver Presentation


Silver Award Presentation

At the April 2019 meeting of Tees Lodge, Stockton-on-Tees Masonic Centre – the South Area Director for the Durham 2021 Festival Appeal had the greatest of pleasure in presenting the Worshipful Master W Bro George Temperton with the Silver Pin Badge for attaining the Silver Award thereby reaching the 66% of the Lodge target and well on their way to achieving the target figure. Mike Smithies congratulated the Lodge and it’s members for all the hard work which they have so far achieved and hoped to be returning with a member of the Provincial Executive team to present the Gold award which they are on target to reach by 2021.

The officers of the Lodge were more than happy to have the photo taken and all retired to an excellent festive board.

Coastal Walk – Crimdon to Seaham Masonic Centre

COASTAL WALK in aid of Durham 2021 Festival appeal 12th May 2019


All ages and levels of fitness and ability are welcome to take part and is open to Durham Freemasons and their families.

The Heritage Coastal Path is one of the most scenic walks in the country with stunning views of the North East Coastline.

The footpath from Crimdon Dene to Seaham Masonic Centre is approx 12 miles. Waymarkers and finger posts mark the route with a variety of infomative and interesting artwork along the way.

Visit www.durhamheritagecoast.org for more information and to download a map.

To register to take part for the Durham 2021 appeal please email: ivanlowther@aol.com

You can sign up for either a 5, 8 or 12 mile walk depending on your personal fitness levels.