Early on Saturday 30th April 2016 at The Rochdale Masonic Buildings, Bro Peter Shipton, Senior Warden of The Rochdale Lodge 6721 will commence his epic journey of cycling round the Province of East Lancashire. Peter was part of the 12 man team that participated in ‘Le Tour de Province’ last year which raised over £2,000 towards the 2015 Festival.

This year Peter has decided to ride solo and has set a personal target of raising £500.00 for the ELMC. During his journey Peter will visit all of the Masonic Halls within the Province. He aims to complete the ride of nearly 200 miles within two days ending back at Rochdale sometime late afternoon on Sunday 1st May.


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His friends and family will be on hand to support him during the weekend as he rides through the Eastern Area, on to the Northern Area and finishing day one in Bolton. Day two will see Peter complete the Western Area, on to Bridge Street via Salford, before riding through the Southern Area heading back towards Rochdale via Shaw and Middleton. is the address of the ‘Just Giving’ page which has been created if anybody wishes to support Peter and sponsor him in his epic journey.