Visit to Silver Jubilee Lodge No8811 – Bungay

Saturday 21st May is the date that Silver Jubilee Lodge meet and the cyclists had arranged to visit them. However what they hadn’t taken into account was that they meet at 10.30 in the morning which would mean a 4am start. So Brothers Andy and Nick set off on Friday afternoon, destination Beccles to make sure they were near enough to where the meeting was to be held the next morning. The 55 miles through Bungay to Beccles was a most pleasant ride, the weather warm and sunny and the countryside fully into the mode of Spring. The cyclists arrived at the Kings Head, probably the liveliest pub in Beccles, where they had accommodation for the night. A few well-earned beers and some food followed…

The next morning saw them joined for Breakfast by Bro Stephen Martin-Halls who had driven his van up to get the cyclists home.

This was the cyclists 2nd visit to Bungay having visited once before when they cycled to Waveney Lodge back in September 2014.

The members of Silver Jubilee Lodge warmly welcomed the cyclists. The Provincial Grand Master RW Brother Ian Yeldham was also in attendance. The Brethren were treated to a lecture entitled “The Somme, Suvla and the Sandringhams” by Worshipful Brother Tim Ridley which was both interesting and thought provoking.

After the lecture Brother Andy was given the opportunity to explain to the Brethren a little more about the cycling visits and their progress towards their target.

The Worshipful Master Bro Tate then presented WBro Andy with a cheque for £80, towards the Festival and the Brothers cycling challenge, which was gratefully received.

There then followed a very nice lunch with the usual good conversation and good cheer.

So Thanks to Silver Jubilee Lodge for a very warm welcome, an excellent Lecture, also for a donation towards the Festival.

And once again for the help from Brother Stephen Martin-Halls and his van to transport the cyclists back home.

Next Visit: Monday October 10th – St Margarets 1452 – Lowestoft
Miles to date: 1054
Lodges visited: 36
Lodges to go: 31