Monthly Archives: September 2018

Friday 28th September 2018 – The Installation of the Sheriffs

The Master attended the Great Hall at Guildhall to witness the installation of the new Sheriffs of the City of London.

The outgoing Sheriffs with the Mayoral party

The Masters, Chartered Surveyor, Solicitor and Baker

The immediate Past Master Draper with the Lord Mayor Elect, Master Chartered Surveyor, Newly installed Sheriff Liz Green, and Councillor Dhruv Patel OBE.


Wednesday 26th September 2018 – The 14th Ezra Memorial Lecture

The Master attended a lecture at Trinity House as a guest of the Worshipful Company of Fuellers. The subject was ‘Energy in the City’.

The lecturer was Alderman Christopher Heyward, Chairman of Planning and Transportation at the Corporation of the City of London.

The Master Fueller with Chris Hayward  


Monday 24th September 2018 – Treloar’s Gala Dinner

A number of our Liverymen were privileged, by kind permission of The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman Charles Bowman, to join him at the Mansion House.

On arrival, parked outside of the Mansion House in the heart of the City was the Treloar’s coach sporting the name a new crest of our Worshipful Company.

The Treloar’s Coach that will be in The Lord Mayors Show in November

A number of severely physically handicapped students gave a brilliant performance from Beauty and the Beast.

This was followed by a sumptuous feast and then an auction to raise money for a new minibus. The full £80,000 was raised by the very generous guests. In addition, Tony Ward, Master of the Constructors Company raised £30,000 for a robotic arm to be used in the college.

A few well known faces

And a few more well known faces







The Egyptian Hall

Just one of the wonderful pieces of Art in the Mansion House


Monday 17th September 2018 – Made it 505 miles????????

Well what an experience cycled the Velo A Loire 505 miles (800 km).
No injury, praise the Lord. Very hot here in France at the moment.
Thanks to all who generously supported our RICS LandAid Appeal. 2 young lives saved thanks to your generous support.

And it’s a thank you from HER

It’s a thank you from HIM


Sunday 16th September 2018 – Nearly there…

Hottest day yet, 33 miles, very little shade. Sancerre, for those who haven’t been, is at the top of a very long and steep hill. Reward = Leffe

Pachelbel, 4 violins Canon and Gigue in D major



Saturday 15th September 2018 – only 66 miles to go????????

38 miles today go list just outside Briare and ended up cycling through sand for about 3 miles. That was not fun. Mountain bikes would have been ok. But not hybrids with full packs.



Friday 14th September 2018 – Sully-sur-Loire

Made it to Sully-sur-Loire, only 103 miles to go to hit our target????????


Thursday 13th September 2018 – it’s not all hard work. Now At Orleans

Ver hot yesterday, rewarded with a cool swim in Beaugency. Lovely town. Today a relaxing ride to The capital of the Loire, Orléans.


Wednesday 12th September 2028 – Blois to Beaugency

Harvesting the corn

Another sweltering day. Finally found a cafe in the lovely village of Avaray. The Mayor of the next village bought us both a beer. Finally cooled off in the pool in Beaugency.


Tuesday 11th September 2018 – Amboise to Blois

Made it to Blois in extreme heat. More ups and downs. More inland than by the river today. Not sure why when there is a perfectly good road that would have been shorter and quicker. But amazing little villages yet very few coffee shops.


Monday 10th September 2018 – Tours to Amboise

Silly morning today. We had planned a detour to the pagoda Chanteloup. However we caught up with some Canadian cyclists on fast tourers. Before we knew where we were we’d arrived at Amboise. A besutiful place with the home and gardens of Leonardo Da Vinci. The Château is imposing build high above the town overlooking the Loire.


Sunday 9th September 2018 – Villandry then Tours

Short ride 32 degrees, very hilly.


Saturday 8th December 2018 – Azay-le-Rideau

32 miles today. We did a good deal of sightseeing, well Châteaux visiting.
27 degrees at 7 pm. Thank you again to all my sponsors.


Friday 7th September – Saumur to Chinon

Well today and tomorrow are tourist days. Short rides. We will pay for this next week!


Thursday 6th September 2018 – Day 6 Loire

Today was hard. We should have ignored the directions and stayed down by the river. Haut et bas, haut et bas.????????


Wednesday 5th September 2018 – made it to Angers

141 miles behind us. Legs tired, rear tender, but then it was never meant to be too easy!


Monday 3rd September 2018 day 3

Nantes Cathedral

We thought the Loire was meant to be fairly flat! Today was definitely NOT flat!


Sunday 2nd September 2018 – St Nazaire to Frossay

Day 2 of our 500 Mile cycle Ride. At this rate it will bee 1000 miles. We keep getting distracted.



Saturday 1st September 2018 – Loire Cycle has begun

The Master and his Lady have set off on their bikes. Now in St Nazaire via London and Paris.