Freemason bikers take a break during county tour
● BIKERS visited Runcorn as part of a tour to raise cash to buy teddies for hospitals.
The riders were Cheshire Freemasons and took in 18 Masonic halls in total along the way.
As well as raising awareness of the Cheshire Widows Sons Masonic Bikers Association (CWSMBA), they collected donations for the Teddies For Loving Care appeal.
A spokesman for the Provincial Grand Lodge Of Cheshire said the appeal provides approximately 12,000 teddy bears to Cheshire hospitals each year, to be given to children at times of distress.
The riders raised £860 on the day.
Harry Shone, ‘Chapter’ president, said: “The aim of the ride was to spread the word that we are now up and running, or should I say riding, and I would like to thank everyone for the support given.
“Despite the rain, we enjoyed every minute”.
Stephen Blank, head of Freemasonry in Cheshire, said: “I was delighted when I first heard that some of the members wanted to start a Masonic Bikers Association.
“Freemasons have many interests and it is great to see those who want to, can now share their love of motorbikes with the fun they get from being a Freemason.
“I wish them all the best for the future and I am sure we will see and hear more from them as they get back on the road in the coming months.”
Cheshire Freemasons stop at Runcorn for the next leg of their journey 188 mile ride around Cheshire