Cycling for charity is now common place within the Province of Leicestershire & Rutland, as shown by a team of intrepid riders from Knighton Lodge No. 4711 who donned their lycra to help raise over £4,000 for PROSTaid, a local charity supporting men and their families through diagnosis, treatment and recovery of prostate cancer
A team of six riders had been preparing for some months for the challenge of the Cycling Way of the Roses, taking them from Morecombe to Bridlington covering a total of 170 miles over three days, starting on the 13th September 2019.
The Knighton Lodge members were: Phillip Kent, Mark Tebbatt, Rajesh Solanki and Mark Nutting, who were joined by Xenia and Ross Kent for the intrepid adventure. Working to ensure their comfort and safety was the support team, consisting of the Lodge’s Master Dennis McCauley and his wife Christine, together with Paul Reynolds and Sarah Nutting.
The weather was kind but the going was tough – the finishing line was certainly a sight for sore eyes and weary limbs.
The tremendous effort raised a total of £4,200 for PROSTaid.