Epic 8000 Mile charity ride in aid of the RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Charity fundraiser Steve McAllister visits Tobermory 1800 miles into his incredible 8000 mile cycle journey.

Just after 12:30pm on Saturday 2 April 2016, Steve McAllister arrived at the Tobermory lifeboat station. This was the 71st station out of 237 that Steve will visit on this epic 8000 mile cycle around the coast of Britain and Ireland, visiting every RNLI lifeboat station.
This massive undertaking by Steve started in Sept 2015 with Penlee being the first station visited. Despite being held back by the terrible floods around Cumbria towards the end of 2015, Steve is incredibly upbeat and enthused about the task he has undertaken.
On his arrival here in Tobermory, I found it remarkable that he was thanking the volunteer members of the station for turning out to welcome him as he arrived. I am confident that I not only speak for the station here at Tobermory, but for all those that are involved with and support the RNLI, in that we are full of admiration for Steve’s fundraising and indeed to all those who continue to support the RNLI charity.
We wish Steve all the best as he continues his 8000 mile fundraising cycle around Britain and Ireland in aid of the RNLI Charity. For those that wish to follow and support Steve in his epic cycle please visit his website. www.rnlicoastalcycleride.com
RNLI media contacts:
Michael Stirling, Tobermory Lifeboat Press Officer on 07921 515686, Mick_stirling@rnli.org.uk or stirling9599@gmail.com
Richard Smith, Public Relations Manager Scotland on 01738 642956, 07786 668903 or richard_smith@rnli.org.uk
Or Henry Weaver, RNLI Press Officer for Scotland, 01738 642946, 07771 943026, henry_weaver@rnli.org.uk
Or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789

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