Freemasons help “On Your Bike”

Local charity, On Your Bike, gets off to a great start to their crowd funding
project to raise funds for a new van thanks to Somerset Freemasons.
Somerset Freemasons and the Masonic Charitable Foundation have donated £5000
to Taunton and Bridgwater based bicycle recycling charity, On Your Bike, to help kick
start their crowd funded project to raise money for a new van.

The charity are hoping to raise £15,000 for a replacement van to enable them to
continue their work within the local community, including collecting donated bicycle
from across the area, carrying out Dr Bike repair sessions with local businesses and
attending fundraising events.

On Your Bike sell a wide range of recycled and refurbished bikes at affordable
prices, carry out servicing and repairs, run free training courses to help support those
in need within the local community gain new skills, a mode of transport or as an aid
to recovery with physical and mental health.

The Somerset Freemasons have been supporting On Your Bike over the last couple
of years with fundraising events including a cycle ride incorporating many of their
local lodges in Somerset.

Tracey Mock, General Manager, On Your Bike said “ The Somerset Masons have
been amazing to work with over the couple of years. The Somerset Masonic Cycle
Association have raised over £6k for OYB from their “Tour de Temples” cycle
challenge in 2022. Before this event we serviced the teams’ bikes, which helped
them complete their challenge with only minor issues. We also joined them last
summer on a DofE ride with local schools to ensure everyone arrived safely at
Taunton and Bridgwater Lodges.

The Freemasons have been huge advocates for OYB and their kind donations and
continued support have been invaluable to the Charity”

Graham Puddy from Somerset Freemasons said  “We are very pleased to be able to
support On Your Bike with the valuable work they do in our local community.  This
will help local people develop new skills at the same time as improving their mental
and physical health.”

If you want to find out more about the Charity or to donate to crowd funding project,
visit the website at

Photographs courtesy of Les Pickersgill

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