Graeme Does A Wheelie Good Job In Raising Funds For The Trussell Trust

26th October 2021

The Northumberland Freemasons Communications Team recently reported on Graeme Salmons monumental effort to cycle from John O’Groats to Lands’ End whilst raising much needed funds for the Trussell Trust. 

Two weeks on from completing the Challenge Graeme, a member of Belvedere Lodge No. 6558, which meets at Whitley Bay Masonic Hall, and Lodge of Aveland No. 9060, in the Province of Lincolnshire, explained “Due to everyone’s spectacular kindness we have raised an amazing £2,605 for the Trussell Trust, which due to the great generosity of my employers, Vercity, will be matched bringing the grand total to £5,210. An amount I could only have dreamed of when planning my ride in early 2021”.

Graeme’s fundraising page will be closing this Friday so if you’d like to congratulate him, whilst finding out more about his challenge and the Trussell Trust head over to 

The enormity of Graeme’s challenge has now sunk in and he has been recalling more and more about his accomplishments, realising the enormity of it all.  

In the end Graeme cycled 1016 miles, climbing a total of 47,500 feet at an average speed of. 12.7 mph. He manage to complete the task in a total of 79 hours 47 minutes of ride time. 

We leave the final word with Graeme, who summed up his feelings about his challenge, by saying “A thoroughly enjoyable and satisfying challenge, which has given me a range of memories, however the overriding one is that no matter what I asked, people were always willing to help. Whether this was a hotel owner drying soggy cycling clothing, the old man in a bus stop giving us directions, or someone simply stopping in their car  to ask if we were ok, or as explained above you fantastic lot for helping raise so much money for a worthwhile cause. The world really is a lot better than we give it credit for”. 

Many thanks to Bro. Graeme Salmon for the submission of this article.

Congratulations to Graeme from everyone at Northumberland Freemasons on the magnificent completion of his monumental challenge. 

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