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The Last Mile!

Over the past few months W.Bro. Simon McCarthy of Welcome Mark Lodge No 1237 has been out on his bike on the roads of Surrey and Hampshire in all weathers in support of the Surrey Mark 2022 Festival. His target was 2022 miles by the end of October 2020.

The Last Mile!

We have been following Simon’s bike ride via his Strava app. and on Saturday in the pouring rain Simon had reached a total of 2021 miles leaving one mile to complete his goal.

The Last Mile!

Our Provincial Grand Master was there at the finish line at Box Hill to congratulate Simon and celebrate with him his magnificent effort on behalf of our Festival.

The Last Mile!

We are pleased to announce that Simon has exceeded his target of raising £2,500 for our 2022 MBF Festival – a fantastic personal achievement; especially considering that Simon’s heart only works at 65% capacity due to a heart attack two years ago, as well as losing part of a lung due to cancer.

The Last Mile!

There to cheer Simon on were members of the Provincial Executive, the 2022 Festival Committee, and Heads of Other Orders in Surrey.

The Last Mile!

We all thank Simon for his tremendous support for our Festival and wish him a well deserved rest.

The Last Mile!

Simon would still welcome any donation, no matter how small, from individuals and Lodges.

Here is a video of Simons last big ride:



It’s easy to donate via Simon’s JustGiving page by clicking here.

To view all the photos of the day – click here.

Article by Chris Eley and photos by Bob Tuthill and Chris Eley