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Phil Ticks Off The Miles


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Today should have seen a Band of Brothers heading south on one of the planned Festival 2021 events – the London to Paris Cycle ride. Lured in to take part, on the promise of a bucket of Moule and the chance of wearing Lycra, was our Past Provincial Grand Secretary, Phil Rann. Now for those of you who know Phil, DON’T PANIC – he was not intending to cycle on two wheels but instead was one of the nominated support drivers who were to guide the cyclists on their route, and return them to dear old “Blighty” at the end of their mission.

Sadly, the current travel and contact restrictions meant that this event has had to be postponed but Phil set himself a personal target, at the start of Lock-down, to walk the equivalent distance during his daily exercise. Accordingly, armed with a pedometer step counter app, a holiday haircut, and a daily buttered croissant, he started to tick off the miles and has now managed to achieve his goal with over 175 miles walked so far.

Hopefully the cycle ride will be rescheduled for some time in 2021 when we will all get a chance to see Phil sporting his Provincial Lycra gear!

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