Wheelwrights News

A selection of News items from the Worshipful Company of Wheelwrights:

HMS Severn Recommissioning 28th August 2021

HMS Severn Recommissioning 28th August 2021

HMS Severn recommissioning 28th August 2021 It was a real honour and privilege for The Master David Mortlock, his wife Marianne and our Clerk Susie Morris to be invited by Commander Phillip Harper to join him, his crew and other invited guests on board HMS Severn for...

Melanie Woods

Melanie Woods

We were delighted to see wheelchair racer Melanie Woods make her debut in Tokyo, just 2 years after attending the 2019 Inter Spinal Unit Games and receiving Wheelwrights Funding to support her dreams of competing at the Paralympic Games for ParalympicsGB ...

Tour Des Wheelwrights – Day Twelve

Tour Des Wheelwrights – Day Twelve

He’s done it !! After 550+ miles Graham Ellis has made it to Douglas Andrews workshop in Heathfield. A small celebration was held to welcome him with some well earned beer and delicious food prepared by Marianne Mortlock . The Master, David Mortlock presented Graham...

Tour Des Wheelwrights – Day Eleven

Tour Des Wheelwrights – Day Eleven

Day 11 - Update from Graham:  Almost there,  The Master and I  rode down to Battle together.  An up and down but pleasant ride with a following wind before meeting the charming Wheelwright Richard Carey who bought us lunch after visiting his workshop. Richard made a...

Tour Des Wheelwrights – Day Ten

Tour Des Wheelwrights – Day Ten

Day 10 Update from Graham:  Hi All, who thought Kent was flat ?  It isn't, I Cycled from Gravesend over the North Downs to David and Mariannes lovely home near Ashford. I've now completed 515 miles with about another 45 to go ending up in Heathfield on Friday with...

Tour Des Wheelwrights – Day Nine

Tour Des Wheelwrights – Day Nine

Day 9 -  Update from Graham -  Hi All made it south of the River this evening to Gravesend. Not the most picturesque of routes especially towards the end but it started well with a visit to the Bike Shop for some running repairs which was directly opposite where I was...

Tour Des Wheelwrights – Day Eight

Tour Des Wheelwrights – Day Eight

Day 8 -  Graham met up with Mike Steel and his family in Saxmundham.  He had a very interesting tour with Mike including some delicious carrot cake made by his wife Clare. Mikes Father in law Gus Kitson a very experienced wheelwright was also there to chat with....

Tour Des Wheelwrights – Day Seven

Tour Des Wheelwrights – Day Seven

Day 7 - Sunday  Graham had a bit of a wet day today.  However he made it to Saxmundham and is ready to meet Wheelwright Mike Steel on Monday morning. 360 miles done and starting to dream of the finish in Sussex !To support the Tour and Dogs For Good, please make a...

Tour Des Wheelwrights – Day Six

Tour Des Wheelwrights – Day Six

Day 6 Saturday Graham rode 56 miles today with his best mate Bruce Gibson. They rode from Holbeach to Thetford. 307 miles done 200 ish to go. Off to Saxmundam tomorrow. Tired but happy!!To support the Tour and Dogs For Good, please make a donation via JustGiving at: ...