RNLI cyclists visit Barmouth Lifeboat station.
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 - http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/seiclon2016 or by sending a cheque made payable to RNLI to Porthdinllaen Lifeboat Station, Lon Golff Morfa Nefyn, Gwynedd, LL53 6DA.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.