W. Bro Clive was initiated into Freemasonry in May 2004 into St Swithuns Lodge 4795 in the Province of Hampshire and Isle of Wight, becoming Worshipful Master of St. Swithuns in 2011. Clive relocated to Tamworth in 2012 and having previously joined Ashmole of Lichfield Lodge 8405 (who meet in Tamworth) he progressed through the offices once more to become Worshipful Master of Ashmole in 2016, following that he served a 3 year term as WM of Legge Lodge 2784 (Staffordshire Motorcycling Lodge) before returning to the Chair of Ashmole in Feb 2022. Clive has ridden bikes of all sorts since he was 16, he currently rides a BMW R1200GS and also has a Firestorm and a 1973 GT550K, but his heart is with Kawasaki 7Rs (despite the bus pulling out and crash that nearly paralysed him)
Clive is also a member of Royal Arch, Knights Templar and Rose Croix Side Degrees.
Clive says he loves his biking and Freemasonry in equal measures and has met the finest people in the world through both of them - especially his Fiancée Pauline!
Bro Andy was initiated into Freemasonry in March 2015 into Etruscan Lodge 546 in the Province of Staffordshire. Andy is currently Inner Guard and working his way round the square to hopefully attain Worshipful Master in a few years time! Andy is also hoping to join the Royal Arch later in 2017.
Andy has been around bikes since he was a toddler as his father always had him pillion on them from his early years. Sitting on the tank in front of him before health and safety went crackers! He finally attained his full unrestricted licence 10 years ago. Andy currently does not have a bike and as such is a Bad Penny associate member of the widows sons. He aims to get a bike later this year or next year at the latest, when he can become a full Widows Son.
Andy is also a keen runner, mainly concentrating on obstacle course running (such as Tough Mudder). The Road name came from a combination of running and riding style!
W. Bro John Perridge is really not as Grumpy as his Roadname implies, he has even been known to smile occasionally. Twice Master of Compass Lodge in Syston, Leicestershire, John is a founder and driving force of the newly formed East Midlands Chapter, covering Leicestershire, Rutland, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Northants & Hunts counties.
To add to this all - Grumpy is also a founder of the East Midlands Chapter!
Chris first started riding bikes in the 80’s and his first ‘big’ bike was a GPZ 500 quickly followed by a GTR 1000 touring bike. In 2001 Chris was Initiated into Kibblestone Lodge (a Scouting Lodge), but sadly due to work, family and other commitments both Freemasonry and motorbikes had to take a back seat.
Skip forward many years, Chris hit the ‘big’ 50 and his midlife crisis began…… a new bike was purchased, a Royal Enfield Himalayan and after about 12 months this was swapped this for his current bike, a Benelli TRK 502. Chris also returned to Freemasonry, joining the Widows Sons and Legge Lodge. He is also a member of Mark, Royal Ark Mariner and The Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia.
Chris says one of his highlights as a Widows Son was attending the ‘Branding’ weekend to become branded and he intends to return this year to assist with the ‘Branding’ ceremony.