Welcome to the official website of the South West Chapter of Widows Sons, the Masonic Bikers Association in the South West region of the United Kingdom. Widows Sons is an International Association recognised by the United Grand Lodge of England.
Unlike other motorcycle organisations, the Widows Sons is not motorcycle brand, area or patch specific. We are united by the fraternal bond of freemasonry, mutual respect and enjoyment of motorcycling. Our regalia, comprising five patches, illustrates and demonstrates that we are proud freemasons. One of fourteen chapters in the UK, the South West covers Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire.
We are a charity minded, social riding association, with a name that comes from certain aspects of our Fraternity, and is not territorial. We ask that our members act in a way that will reflect well on our Association, our Fraternity and motorcycling in general, in accordance with the sanction and recognition we have received from UGLE.
We meet regularly for rides, charity events and attend rallies throughout the country. One of the charities supported by the South West Chapter is Ambers Angels Trust, Plymouth, which provides a range of valuable services for adult and children survivors of sexual abuse. They receive no government funding, yet have set up a drop in centre that provides counselling and respite care. It is the first and only drop in centre in the whole of the UK for survivors of sexual abuse. Since starting to support Amber's Angels, we have donated over £4,000 to the charity.
To become a member of the Widows Sons, you have to be a Master Mason, of good standing, and ride a motorcycle.
To register your interest, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please join us on Sunday 17th September 2017 for our annual charity ride - Rob's Run.
In April we supported the Moorlanders MCC Egg Run again by assisting with the marshalling and fund raising. Starting at Davidstow Airfield, the Egg Run collected chocolate eggs for children in care, and make a circular route around North Cornwall, ending at Bowden Derra Park with a lively event. Attracting a large crowd at the airfield, and hundreds of motorcycles taking part, the event raised over £5,000 for local children's charities.
This June, we escorted two maids to the school prom held at Tregenna Castle, St Ives. As well as many thanks, and miles of smiles, they gave us a donation towards the charities that we support.
Also in June we joined our brothers from the South East Chapter on the Cornwall and Devon section of their 12 Provinces in 24 Hours challenge to raise money for Lifelites charity.
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