Ride out raises hundreds for appeal

The team with their motorcycles in the shape of the Square and Compasses
The team with their motorcycles in the shape of the Square and Compasses
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More than 60 Masonic and non-Masonic motorcycle riders and pillions met for the Sussex Motorcycling Lodge No 9871’s Tercentenary ride out.

The sun shone for the riders, who came from far and wide across Sussex from Hastings to Chichester and even from London and Surrey, as they celebrated 300 years of Craft Freemasonry.

More than £800 was successfully raised for the Sussex for Sussex charity appeal.

The proceeds support many charitable causes within the Sussex community.

The ride departed from Whiteways Lodge Cafe in Arundel at 10, and following a ride through the Sussex countryside, arrived at Sinnis Motorcycles in Portslade to assemble for a very unique group photo. Riders and bikes were arranged into the shape of the Square and Compasses, and an aerial photograph was taken from a professional drone.

Following the group photo shoot, the riders proceeded on to Shoreham Airport for a few well earned refreshments.

Sussex Motorcycling Lodge No 9871 has extended its thanks to several groups for their time and assistance in making the ride out possible, including West Sussex Advanced Motorcycles, Serv Sussex, Purple Signs in Goring, Photec Studios in Worthing, Chandlers BMW Bikes in Portslade, Sinnis Motorcycles in Portslade, Whiteways Cafe in Bury Hill, Brighton City Airport in Shoreham, and the Charmandean Centre in Worthing.

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