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RNLI cyclists visit Barmouth Lifeboat station.

Lifeboats News Release

Nineteen cyclists made up of crew and friends of Porthdinllaen Lifeboat arrived at Barmouth Lifeboat Station on Sunday morning, 3 July.

The group, led by Coxswain Mike Davies, were two thirds of their way into a 240-mile cycle ride in aid of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, the charity that saves lives at sea.

 Starting at 8.30 am on Friday morning from Porthdinllaen, their route took them through Snowdonia via Llanberis, Penypass and Betws y Coed and then cross-country down to Aberdyfi.  They left Aberdyfi at 9.30 am and looked surprisingly fresh and fit as they arrived on Barmouth Promenade at 10.45 am with their backup support, Porthdinllaen Lifeboat Operations Manager, Ken Fitzpatrick.  They were met by Barmouth Lifeboat volunteers who wished them well on the next leg of their journey to Criccieth, finishing later at Ken’s Ice Cream shop in Aberdaron.

 All nineteen of them are raising funds for the RNLI and if you would like to support them you can do so via their Virginmoneygiving page -  or by sending a cheque made payable to RNLI to Porthdinllaen Lifeboat Station, Lon Golff Morfa Nefyn, Gwynedd, LL53 6DA.​

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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen, Carrybridge and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.

The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.

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