Fylde coast Freemasons, along with their family and friends, supported by brethren from throughout the Province gathered at Blackpool to participate in the annual Blackpool Ride the Lights spectacle.
The Ride the Lights event is a major night in the Blackpool season when, for one night only, Blackpool promenade is closed to traffic. A family event where cyclists of different ages and abilities can participate and enjoy the illuminations before the official switch-on.
Freemasons cycled the route in support of the West Lancashire Freemasons’ Charity and in excess of £2,500 has been raised so far with more donations to follow. Taking part in the sponsored cycle rides in aid of the West Lancashire Freemasons’ Charity were; Blackpool Group Chairman Stephen Jelly, Provincial Grand Charity Steward Paul Shirley, John Topping, Alan Lock, Trevor Richards and many others.
Assistant Provincial Grand Master John James, who is responsible for the Liverpool Group and Gladstone Group, participated in a sponsored cycle ride from his home all the way to Blackpool to raise funds for the charity.
Supporting the cyclists were local Assistant Provincial Grand Master Duncan Smith, responsible for the Fylde Groups, Regional Charity Steward Ted Rhodes and Blackpool Group Charity Steward Robert Marsden.
Article by Gordon Ivett, Blackpool Group Publicity Officer.